My name is Hamlin!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Los Angeles, California - Hamlin
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Facts about Hamlin

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10268419-S585
  • Hair: Short

DOB:  7/16/11

Hi there, I’m Hamlin.  Once upon a time I had a home.  The folks at Kitten Rescue say that’s obvious because I am SUPER friendly and confident and I LOVE people.  But they also say they can tell I have been roughing it on the streets for a long time based on my condition when I arrived.  I can’t tell time so I don’t know how long I was homeless, but at some point I got an ear infection that went untreated for so long that I developed a permanent “cauliflower” ear.  They’ve told me not to worry about it though, because now I’ve received treatment, the infection is gone,  my ear doesn’t hurt anymore, I can hear just fine, and according to everyone here, my “funny” ear just adds to my charming good looks (not to brag or anything, but that’s what they tell me).   The vet estimates that I am about five years old.  I don’t know about that because, again, I can’t tell time, but they say it means I should have a good 10-15 years of living left to go, and that sounds like a nice, long time to me so I’m happy with it.   I would absolutely love to spend the rest of my life in a nice home, warm home with my very own human.  Humans are just my favorite thing ever. I can sit in their laps or rub on them and purr all day long if they let me.  I have missed doing that a lot so I am making up for lost time now.   Oh, I am also making up for being hungry.  They tell me I am a big, beautiful boy but I am too skinny, so they are giving me lots of food and it is so delicious.  I don’t ever want to be hungry again.  I love to have yummy in my tummy.

In the interest of full disclosure, I have to tell you a few things I’m not so proud of, but please don’t let them dissuade you from adopting me.  You see,  to survive on the streets on my own for as long as I did, I had to become a bit of a tough guy.  So now I kind of have an attitude with other animals, dogs and cats alike.  Ok, ok, I pick fights with them, I admit it.  But I really can’t help it.  Because of that, Kitten Rescue is recommending that I be the only animal in my new home, which is just fine with me because why would I want to share my human with anyone?  Also, probably in the course of a fight I had in the past, I got this thing called FIV virus.  But they tell me not to worry about that because I can live a perfectly normal life with it.   In fact, my foster mom told me she had another cat with FIV once and he turned out to be by far the healthiest of all her other animals, he never got sick like they all did, and he outlived all of them.  Yeah!  

So, I may not be perfect, but I am perfectly lovable.  If you pick me to adopt, I promise you won’t regret it.  Won’t you please come meet me?  I think you’ll find I’m pretty mush irresistible (still not bragging, just saying).  Hope to see you soon.




Hamlin has tested positive for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus). FIV is not a big deal; given proper care and attention, an FIV+ cat will live the same lifespan as an FIV negative cat. The disease is extremely hard to transmit from cat to cat, requiring direct blood contact (typically from a deep puncture wound). It is not transmissable to humans. Click here for a basic FAQ about FIV. If you'd like to read a much more detailed and comprehensive FAQ about FIV, we recommend this site.

If you are interested in learning more about this kitty or in possibly adopting him, please click here to email his foster parent.

If you are unable to send an email to the foster parent through the link included above, please contact us and let us know what kitty you're interested in.  You may also fill out our adoption questionnaire to speed up the screening process.  Be sure to name the cat in the CAT PREFERENCE field at the beginning of the questionnaire. If the above links aren't live, our contact form and questionnaire are available on our website at

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About Kitten Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Welcome! Kitten Rescue is a non-profit organization located in the Los Angeles area, devoted to rescuing needy kittens and cats from shelter euthanasia and abandonment. We provide our rescued cats with all necessary medical attention and ongoing treatment to establish their health, while caring for them in foster homes, where they're given abundant love and affection. The kitties like that part the best!

Kitten Rescue presents cats for adoption regularly at locations all over Los Angeles County, in addition to conducting private adoptions during the week, with the goal of finding loving, committed homes for every animal we take in. We also offer education and help to the public regarding all aspects of responsible pet ownership, care of kittens and cats, and the importance of spaying and neutering.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All our kitties live in foster homes and can be visited at one of our four weekly adoption events! Check our website for our adoption events and locations near you!

Our Adoption Process...

When you choose to adopt one of Kitten Rescue's animals, required adoption donations begin at $120.00. All of our cats have been spayed/neutered, tested for leukemia and FIV, vaccinated, dewormed, treated for fleas and microchipped prior to adoption.

Many of our cats have also received additional vet care as needed, such as surgery for injuries or congenital problems, treatment for ear, eye, upper respiratory infections, and viruses. Additional veterinary care beyond these services, for the (hopefully) long life of your cat, will be your responsibility.

Please be aware that there is a screening process involved in adopting a pet from Kitten Rescue. To help ensure that we place our cats in loving, responsible, and committed homes, we reserve the right to turn down potential adopters as we deem necessary. A home delivery or visit is a required part of the adoption procedure.

If for any reason you wish or need to return a cat you've adopted from us, you can do so within 72 hours for a full refund of the adoption donation. After that, be it months or years later and we're still in existence, if you need to give up the animal, please bring it to us. We won't be able to refund the adoption fee, but we will place it in a new home.

Kitten Rescue cats are so for life...we're always here to answer questions and help solve problems.