My name is Benton!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Republic, Washington - Benton

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Benton's Info...

I am already neutered and up to date with shots.

Benton's Story...
Benton is an extremely shy guy, about 1 1/2 years old. He and his B group friends belonged to a woman who unfortunately had dementia, and didn't manage to care for the cats very well; Benton is frightened of everything new (people, places, things - you name it, if it's new, it scares him) and spends most of his time hiding in boxes and kitty cups and hidey-holes.

Due to their shy nature, the kitties in this room don't get as much attention from visitors as the more outgoing cats. Normally, cats this shy, though not at all wild or aggressive, we'd consider placing as barn kitties. The coloring on this group, however, is the wilderness equivalent of a big neon "EAT ME" sign, so an outdoor-only life for them would likely be woefully short, and would not give them the opportunity to blossom and become, maybe not NORMAL, but at least HAPPY cats that have a life worth living. While all these cats were used to going in and out of their former home (through a window that was left open), if you want your new friend(s) to stick around, you will want to keep them strictly inside for at least a couple of months, until they are totally comfortable with you and their new home environment.

These cats are perfect examples of what rescuing a pet really means; if you can open your home and heart to a pair or threesome, we'd love to see Benton go with one of the more brave girls (Brooklyn or Brier), and possibly a second super-shy kitty (Bellevue or Beaux). Benton and the other super shy kitties will mostly keep to themselves for quite a while... they all have great litterbox habits and are quiet and easy care kitties. We don't recommend them for homes with toddlers or particularly noisy, boisterous children, but older children that can understand and empathize with a shy kitty should do just fine with them.

Video when he is a little braver...

All pets arrive spayed/neutered, dewormed, microchipped and vaccinated. Adoption fee for Benton is suggested minimum $20 (more gratefully accepted). All pets are placed with a 30-day money-back trial period, to give pet and family enough time to discover any unknown allergies or other conflicts. Can't come to Republic? Don't let that stop you! We have monthly transports to both the Seattle area and Spokane, delivering adopted pets to their new owners. If you can add a little to your donation to help us cover our volunteer driver's expenses, that would be great!

Facts about Benton

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: C0940
  • Hair: Short

Other Pets at Forget Me Not Animal Shelter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Benton, a Republic Domestic Shorthair cat was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Domestic Shorthair for sale in Republic, or seeking a Domestic Shorthair cat from a breeder in Republic.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Republic already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Republic breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Domestic Shorthair breeders who help with Domestic Shorthair rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Republic paves the way for another one to be saved.