My name is Marge!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in East Hartford, Connecticut - Marge
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Protectors of Animals

Facts about Marge

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Tiger Striped
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Marge is a good- sized, middle- aged, tiger who does not suffer fools (or other cats) gladly. In a world where most adopters are seeking teeny-tiny, fuzzy kittens, Marge does not get a lot of attention. And that is too bad because like a lot of.. ahem... more mature females, Marge has a lot to offer. Marge is super smart and independent. You do not need to worry about leaving her alone for a few hours. Marge will amuse herself without knocking over that pricey bottle of wine or wrecking your house. She will be happy to guard your place against possible squirrel intruders, and take a catnap in the sunlight. Marge may have put on a few pounds in recent years (and really who hasn't?), but her fur is velvety soft and she has the most gorgeous eyes. Marge's eyes really are the windows to her soul. When she stares up at you, you can see when she feels scared and overwhelmed, and when she is beginning to feel safe and loved. Those eyes let you know that Marge does not give her heart away easily. She has been abandoned before and is affectionate with new people on her terms.

In terms of demeanor – you can consider her a “teenager”. Like any teenager, she will push boundaries but she also has a healthy respect for authority. She knows when she is being a punk and you can call her on it. She responds to confidence and appreciates patience and understanding. A lot of her attitude is because she is insecure. She hasbeen abandoned before and passed from home to home. So, she hareally invested. I’m still a bit guarded.Once Marge trusts you, though, she is all in; a loyal companion who would be happy to nap next to you, listen while you talk about your day, or just hang out next to you on the couch. She is smart, curious and loves to play. She likes an open window with fresh air to sniff. Her foster mom Nancy taught her “Let’s Go!” means time to get into her carrier. Oh – and do you do yoga? Marlove yoga. Watching you bend into funny shapes amuses me. Oh, and cleaning! She likes to watch you clean.

No, Marge is not a teeny tiny kitten. She thinks kittens are overrated

Want to adopt this pet? Fill out the adoption application available on the website

About Protectors of Animals

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a NO-Kill rescue and shelter for cats and dogs.

POA was formed in 1975 to rescue abandoned, abused and stray cats and dogs. Today we are one of the oldest and most respected animal welfare organizations in the northeast. POA is here to stay! You will not find a more dedicated, experienced or thorough resource for improving the lives of Connecticut cats and dogs. We confine our focus to our home state because this is where our infrastructure and resources reside, as well as our leadership.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Cat and Kitten Adoption Events and Open House every Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM at our cat shelter: 144 Main Street, East Hartford, CT. Visit and interact with our cats and kttens in our feline playroom to help make the perfect selection for your home.

Petsmart at 5 Main Street, East Hartford, CT has a selection of our available cats that need loving homes. You can visit them anytime during Petsmart's hours. POA has volunteers every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 2 PM at this location to answer your questions and to help you start the adoption process.

Select adoptable dogs are shown at Petsmart in East Hartford the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 10-1 pm. Also select dogs are at Petco in Middletown the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 am - 2 pm. Otherwise we would be happy to set up a private appointment for you to meet the dog who interests you.

Our Adoption Process...

We do have a screening and application process. Our dog application can be found at this link; Protectors of Animals requires a veterinarian check before any adoption.

One of our experienced Placement Team members will meet with you and show you the cat, kitten or dog you are interested in, or will guide you towards cats, kittens or dogs that are appropriate for your home environment. We will discuss with you the background of the cat, kitten or dog and what special needs or requirements he or she may have. We will happily take the time to carefully answer any questions you have or discuss any concerns.

POA does not charge an adoption “fee.” It costs POA anywhere from $100 and $400, or more, per dog or cat or kitten to make them well and prepare them for adoption. We are an all-donation organization and we rely on adoption donations to help us continue our work. When you adopt a cat or dog, we will ask for a donation. Our adoption donation information can be found at our website at