My name is Steve!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Murrieta, California - Steve
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Kitty Devore Rescue - Murrieta

Facts about Steve

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: A574984
  • Hair: Short
Steve was rescued from a high kill shelter at 12 years old…he is 14 now. How this guy ended up there is anyone’s guess. He was very matted…and for a short-haired cat…that isn’t something easily accomplished. It would seem he had been either severely neglected or was abandoned outside and left on his own.

Steve seemed to have lost all of his faith in people at that point in his life. Usually cats succumb to my charms rather easily. Not Steve. He was a tough nut to crack. The toughest I have ever had. I’m a patient person though and was more than willing to wait him out. I let him come to me on his own terms. It took months and months of lying on the floor talking to him while he lay under the bed. I brought him treats…made slow eye blinks with him. After awhile he would venture out of the bedroom a few steps and sit and watch us while we watched tv. If we cast a glance his way he’d run back into his room. So when he came out we’d just pretend we didn’t see him. One night…that wonderful night…Steve came out and sat next to my chair. Before I knew it he jumped up and laid down on my lap and tucked his face down into my arm. Finally!!! He was worth the wait though!

What I have learned about Steve is that he loves people! Loves them! He is a total lap cat and will snuggle on a lap whenever he has the chance. He has only a whisper meow now…not sure what happened to that either, but he will tell you when he would like to be pet or when he maybe just would like to have a treat please. He is very playful. He is the oldest cat in the house and he likes to play the most. Steve doesn’t have any teeth left, which is kind of a bonus because he will never need dental care! He eats dry food just fine though. He loves canned food, and he gets that twice a day, but he does great eating dry food too. He also had a senior panel blood profile done and also had a thyroid test done just a few weeks ago and both came back perfect!

This old guy is more than ready to join a family. He is a true companion cat. With Steve around you will never be lonely. His love of people is in full bloom. If a playful lap cat who loves a good petting is what you are looking for then Steve would be the perfect cat for you. He doesn’t really care for other cats though. He would prefer to be the only cat in the house. He also would really like a a more quiet home and he is not a fan of young children. Steve still has a lot of life in him. Please give him a chance and visit to complete an adoption application. I promise you he won’t disappoint!

About Kitty Devore Rescue - Murrieta

About Our Rescue Group...

Kitty Devore Rescue Network is a rescue group with 501(c)(3) status. We are comprised of dedicated volunteer rescue workers devoted to the networking, rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming of the cats and kittens currently housed within Devore Shelter in the city of Muscoy in San Bernardino County, California.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have cats at the Petsmart in Santa Ana at 2140 E. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA available to visit with during Petsmart hours.

We also hold many adoption events each month. Check out our events calendar for an event near you:

Our Adoption Process...

Ready to make your life a whole lot sweeter? ADOPT A DEVORE KITTY!

Our foster parents would be pleased to talk to you about their foster furbaby and see what kind of kitty you are interested in to ensure a purrfect fit!

Kitty Devore puts a ton of love into our rescue kitties and will do our very best to match our cats and kittens with an adopters lifestyle so that everyone is happy.

Step 1: Visit our website to fill out the adoption form/contract.

Step 2: Set up a meet and greet with your potential kitty to see just how wonderful he or she really is!

Step 3: Schedule a safe and friendly home check with us.

Step4: An adoption fee of $125 if you and kitty are a purrfect match!

So, what are you waiting for? Go fall in love with one of our kitties! :)