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My name is Mr. Deputy!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Des Moines, Iowa - Mr. Deputy
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I'm being cared for by:
Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc.

Facts about Mr. Deputy

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 131136
  • Hair: Unknown

This cat is available for our Better With Age adoption fee of $50.



BIG FAN OF: Playing, especially swatting at feathers and mice on a string. He also likes batting around balls or crinkly toys.



NOT A FAN OF: Being picked up or having his tummy rubbed. He also tends to become overstimulated with too much petting and will let you know when he's done. He'll do best with people who understand cat body language and won't have their feelings hurt if he needs to be left alone.



SPECIAL FEATURES: Mr. Deputy is an active, playful cat who prefers to live life on his terms. He will need playtime each day to burn off some energy, but he also likes lounging in the sun in front of a window or on his cat tree. When he's in the mood, he'll jump in your lap or lie next to you and purr. He enjoys head scratches and back rubs for short periods of time. His foster family said he has been doing well in their house. He can be a very sweet boy when he wants to be!



OTHER REASONS HE'S SPECIAL: Mr. Deputy can have a sensitive stomach, so he needs food without red dye. He also does best when he's fed on a schedule, rather than being free-fed.



DREAM HOME: With experienced cat owners who understand cat body language and will respect when he needs his space. He'll do best in a more mature home.



This cat is participating in our Shelter Cat Getaway program -- a program designed to give cats a vacation from the shelter and let them enjoy home life while they wait to be adopted. While vacation is fun, there really is no place like home, so please consider adopting one of these deserving cats! As part of this program, their adoption fee is just $50 each (or $75 for a pair)! To learn more about this cat or schedule a time to meet it, please contact Carol at cgriglione@arl-iowa.org or Betsy at bsalmon@arl-iowa.org.


Primary Color: Orange Tabby
Weight: 13.6
Age: 8yrs 8mths 1wks

About Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc.

About Our Shelter...

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is Iowa's largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for many thousands of pets each year. The ARL serves people and pets from across the state of Iowa through its programs, which include pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, spay/neuter, animal cruelty intervention and much more.

Come Meet Our Pets...

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa has several locations and partner sites across the Des Moines metro. You can find hours and contact info for all our sites at www.ARL-Iowa.org/Locations.

You can see all our available pets at www.ARL-Iowa.org. Please note that we do not respond to emails about individual pets available for adoption.

Our Adoption Process...

You can find information about our adoption process at www.ARL-Iowa.org/Adopt.