My name is Iris!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Cincinnati, Ohio - Iris
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Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic

Facts about Iris

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2012009
  • Hair: Short
Female/DSH/Black and White Tuxedo.
DOB: ~12/20/11.
Spayed/House-Trained/Up-to-Date on Vaccinations.
Only good with other non-dominant cats; not good with children.

Iris is a beautiful black and white tuxedo girl all dressed up waiting for a home to call her own. Iris has sort of been unlucky finding a home that fits for her. A couple of times her owners developed allergies and she was returned, and most recently she just couldn’t adjust or feel secure around the resident “alpha” male kitty in her new home. She just wasn’t happy, and her guardian had to make the tough decision to return her as she knew Iris wasn’t in a happy situation. So, Iris is back at OAR once again trying to find the right person or family where she will fit in and feel secure, and not threatened. Iris is not giving up; she knows that special home is out there. She just has to find it. Iris has been told from the get-go that she is the epitome of tuxedo cat elegance. She hasn’t let her beauty go to her whiskers though (although they ARE magnificent-looking whiskers). She is a sweetheart of a girl who loves head and chin scratching, and just plain love and attention. She will purr softly to show you how much you have pleased her. Iris would be ‘purr’fectly fine being an only kitty, but it you have other cats and they are easy going with no alpha characteristics, then Iris would most likely do fine in your home. Please come to OAR to meet this lovely girl. She really is delightful...

Interested in adopting? Questions about this cat? Please complete our adoption form at We will contact you to discuss the adoption process and answer your questions. The adoption fee for this cat is $50, which helps pay for their medical and daily care expenses. A second cat can be adopted at the same time for no extra cost (2 cats for $50). Note: Part of the adoption process is a face-to-face meeting.

You can visit adoptable cats and kittens at our shelter (5619 Orlando Place, Cincinnati, OH 45227) on Monday and Thursday from 6-8pm or Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm. We also have adoption hosts at the Oakley PetSmart (3401 Alamo Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45209) on Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm.

Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to enriching the lives of cats in Greater Cincinnati. We promote humane, non-lethal methods of reducing the feral cat population. This includes advising people about Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and loaning humane traps. Our clinic offers low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter services for ferals, strays, and pets. We also run a small no-kill rescue that finds loving homes for cats and kittens.

About Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic

About Our Rescue Group...

The Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic (formerly O'Bryonville Animal Rescue) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-run organization. We promote non-lethal control for feral cat colonies and humane methods to reduce the population of feral cats. In particular, we practice Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). We also offer a low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter services for cats.

OAR also lends humane traps and provides advice on TNR. The organization also runs a rescue with adoptable cats and kittens. You can also see us on Facebook at

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Our Adoption Process...

We have many cats and kittens looking for wonderful homes! All of our cats are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, tested for FIV and Feline Leukemia, and microchipped. Adoption fee is $50. Because we like for our cats to go home in pairs, we have a standing 2 for 1 adoption special -- you can adopt 2 cats for one fee of $50.

Meet some of our cats and kittens, and fill out an application today! An OAR representative will get in touch with you to discuss your application. We do require a phone screening before an adoption so if you are coming to visit the cats and hope to take a cat or kitten home that day, fill out and submit the application at least a day beforehand so we can pre-approve your adoption.

As of 3/7/12, our adoption policy requires that the adopters of our cats not declaw the cats, no matter what the cat's age. We will, with our adoption counselors' help, provide potential adopters with information on alternatives to declawing. We also sometimes have previously declawed cats up for adoption. These can be a good alternative for adopters who are adamant about declawing.