My name is Sandy!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Columbus, Ohio - Sandy
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Columbus, Ohio - Sandy
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I'm being cared for by:
Colony Cats (& dogs)

Facts about Sandy

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Tortoiseshell
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9056218
  • Hair: Short

Meet Sandy!

She's a sweet, gentle girl who loves to be held and petted. She has beautiful Tortoiseshell markings and the softest fur!

Sadly, Sandy is FIV+.  FIV is a cat-only disease - you cannot catch FIV from your cat. FIV is spread between cats by bite wounds and blood transfusions. This means it cannot be spread by sharing litter boxes, food bowls, water dishes, snuggling or playing together. FIV cats can live long and normal lives. Because FIV is so widely misunderstood, many people who don't know any better are afraid to adopt cats that are FIV+. Our FIV+ cats are all healthy and beautiful and are some of the most loving, affectionate cats we have ever met – but most of them have been with us a long time, waiting to be adopted, just because people who don't know any better are afraid of the virus they carry. Please consider adopting one of these wonderful cats! If you meet them, you will fall in love. Educate yourself about FIV and consider giving one of these cats (like gorgeous Sandy!) a loving home!

More info on FIV -

Sandy is currently in foster care.  If you'd like to meet her, email us at


About Colony Cats (& dogs)

About Our Rescue Group...

Colony Cats is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose primary mission is to address cat overpopulation in central Ohio through public awareness and spay/neuter efforts. Since 2002, our organization has facilitated spay or neuter of over 6,324 animals.

Specialized help for feral, stray and abandoned cats is a core element of our programs. We assist compassionate caregivers who are feeding and watching over homeless cats by providing TNR (trap-neuter-return) and other support services including food, shelter, vaccines and additional vet care for injuries/illness, as well as educational resources.
We also have a network of foster homes for friendly, adoptable cats and kittens - as well as dogs and puppies that we encounter while assisting cats - that have been rescued.

Come Meet Our Pets...

The Colony Cats Adoption Center is a completely different experience in 'sheltering' homeless companion cats. While most of our felines still live in foster homes, we now can bring them out into the public with our cage free adoption center. Cats can do what comes naturally- jump, run, climb, and play; but only until they find their way into your heart and home.

We have pledged not only to make this a completely different experience for the cats, but also for the public.
While we strive to make the adoption center as beautiful as possible, the cats within our care remain our top priority. Our firm belief as an organization is that every homeless cat deserves a chance because every cat matters. We hope that you'll come by and share with us our vision.

Our Adoption Process...

At our cage-free adoption center or online you find the cat (or dog!) you're interested in becoming a new member of your family. Fill out an application, either online or in person at adoption center or various adoption events.

Adoption fees include the cat or dog is ALWAYS spayed or neutered, all vaccinations, including rabies and microchipped. All cats are fiv/felv tested.