My name is Heidi!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Winston-Salem, North Carolina - Heidi
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Winston-Salem, North Carolina - Heidi
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I'm being cared for by:
Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation, Inc. (AARF)

Facts about Heidi

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
About Heidi
Heidi is a gorgeous black cat born in February of 2014. She reminds me of a panther the way she glides! Before she was rescued, she had spent most of her life in a cage so she was VERY afraid and would hide under whatever was near her. I could hold her, but she stayed in a fetal position terrified. I just gave her a hiding place and let her do her own thing until she was ready. Heidi has totally turned a corner. She is like a different cat. She sits on the couch with me. She will let me love on her but, of course, on her terms! Heidi so wants to be loved. She has a sweet and calm personality. She also gets along well with my other foster cats. Heidi is current on all vaccinations and has been spayed.

You can meet and visit with many of our cats at the AARF House (311 Harvey St, Winston Salem) during our adoption fair hours. Go to for information about our adoption fair hours and adoption process.
More About Heidi
House trained • Spayed/Neutered • Current on vaccinations

About Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation, Inc. (AARF)

About Our Rescue Group...

Mission Statement: AARF aids homeless and helpless cats and dogs in the greater Winston-Salem area: providing rescue and adoption services, while encouraging the human/animal bond.

Strategic Focus Area: Neglected, homeless and abused companion animals, and the pets whose owners have either gone to nursing homes or are deceased.

History: Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation, Inc. (AARF) was incorporated in 1995 as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization to assist animals and people in the community through adoption services and rescue operations. AARF is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is supported by 136 regular volunteers who work tirelessly, and other 'as needed' volunteers who participate in special events/fundraisers to implement the AARF mission. We also have 10 volunteer veterinarians who work with us to support our goals.

Other Accomplishments: AARF works with local veterinarians to hold several Rabies Clinics per year. Public education on animal care and pet owner responsibility is a priority. We also rescue suitable animals from euthanasia.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Donations can be made through the mail or through our Web Site:

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption Fairs held at:
311 Harvey St., Winston-Salem, NC

Saturdays: 12-4pm (dogs and cats)
Mondays: 12 - 4pm (cats only)
Tuesdays: 12-6pm (cats only)
Wednesdays: 12-6pm (cats only)
Fridays: 12-6pm (cats only)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday adoption fairs are limited sessions.

Pet Supermarket
412 Stratford Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Cats only / Daily

Our Adoption Process...

Our Adoption Process...
An adoption application is required. Once approved, the adopter may take home their new pet. Adoption fees are $100.00 for cats and $150.00 for dogs.. This includes spay or neuter. All adoptable pets have been seen by a veterinarian and are current with vaccinations and routine shots, and are in good health.