My name is Gelsey!

Domestic Shorthair Kitten for adoption in Cleveland, Ohio - Gelsey
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I'm being cared for by:
Public Animal Welfare Society (PAWS Ohio)

Facts about Gelsey

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Kitten
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
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Important Note

Gelsey is best friends with Misha. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
Gelsey and Misha are a sister and brother pair who would love to stay together, or with their "adoptive" sister Carmen.

Gelsey and Misha were born in mid April 2016, approximately April 10-15. They were born on the property of a kind woman who fed a group of outdoor cats. However, after the woman died, the house and land were sold to developers, so all the cats on the property lost the only home they knew.

Gelsey, Misha, sister Misty, and Mom Emerald were rescued by PAWS volunteers who brought them into foster care at the end of April.

Gelsey and Misha are both DSH mostly white kittens with a few large black spots on their backs. Gelsey has 4 black spots on her back, and Misha has one. In addition, Gelsey has 2 black swooshes on her forehead above each eye, while Misha just has one above his right eye. Their tails are also primarily black.

Gelsey is still a bit timid, especially in new situations or when meeting new people. Misha is a bit more confident than Gelsey, but still a little hesitant in new circumstances.

Gelsey survived a scare with a serious illness (mycoplasmosis), and may always be a little "delicate" and will need to be treated like the princess that she is! It will be important that Gelsey not be stressed by unnecessary surgeries or other stressors. Gelsey would do well in a home with her brother Misha or "sister" Carmen.

Misha is more rough and tumble than Gelsey. He is the food bully of the group, and hasn't met a bowl of wet food that he didn't finish! Misha is more confident than Gelsey, and it would be ideal if they can spend the rest of their days together. Misha tends to be Gelsey's protector, or maybe it's just that he likes to steal her food!

Gelsey, Misha, and Carmen are available for adoption now. They have been spayed/neutered, received two of their FVRCP vaccinations, Rabies vaccination, and have tested negative for both Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).

If interested, please complete an application at, which you will easily locate under the Adoption button.

**This pet is fostered by: Sue **

About Public Animal Welfare Society (PAWS Ohio)

About Our Rescue Group...

The Public Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) was founded in 1976. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization considered to be one of Ohio’s most reputable long-standing cat and dog humane rescue groups.

Our group is dedicated to the rescue of pets in Northeastern Ohio. Our mission is to rescue stray and/or abused cats and dogs and place them in good homes. It is a PAWS policy to adopt animals to responsible homes only in the greater Cleveland area. We provide medical care to rescued animals and foster them in our own homes. We also make sure that they are spayed or neutered so that they do not continue the cycle of births that result in more pets than homes. The advantage of adopting a fostered animal is that we know all about our adoptable pets! They have lived with us and we know their personalities, habits, likes and dislikes. We can help you find the perfect companion for your home and lifestyle! We are a no kill organization (the only time we euthanize is on the advice of a vet in order to end suffering where no hope of recovery exists). Everything we do is out of love for the animals.

PAWS philosophy is that kindness to animals helps build a better world for all of us. Through the generosity of other caring individuals, we can ensure that animals who come into the care of PAWS will never again be alone, hungry, sick, afraid, or in pain.

Our mission is
•To provide for the welfare, medical care, temporary housing, and adoption of dogs and cats in northeast Ohio.
•To Work for the prevention of cruelty to all animals.
•To work to form coalitions and working relationships with other local and national humane organizations.
•To actively create, promote and implement a humane education program.
•To reduce the over population of cats and dogs in northeast Ohio through education.

Come Meet Our Pets...

You can find out more about PAWS Ohio and about our pets on our website, We show our pets at adopt-a-thons around the greater Cleveland area, and partner with PetSmarts by using their in store cage spaces. We have PetSmart Coordinators for each of the two PetSmarts we are in, and a PetSmart Supervisor who oversees all of the Coordinators.

Our Adoption Process...

We have an adoption screening process, an adoption fee, and a follow up process for every adoption.