My name is Lyra!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Palo Alto, California - Lyra
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I'm being cared for by:
Community Cat Rescue

Facts about Lyra

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 1400
  • Hair: Short

A homeless mother cat raised 6 adorable kittens among the native plants in the courtyard of a local building. The 3 brothers and 3 sisters spent their days playing among sage, agastache, and native grasses, until caring employees called us to help rescue them. When we took them in, they smelled like an herb garden! After a few days of enjoying an endless smorgasbord of kitten food, they now understand the joys of petting by people, playing with new toys, and are happy to be off the street. They are curious, playful, affectionate, fast-purring little bundles of fun.

With their strong sibling bonds and need for play, they are best adopted in pairs.

Spayed/neutered, tested, microchipped, started on FVRCP vaccinations, and treated for fleas and worms.

Please note:

  • Lyra should be adopted with a littermate

More information & application

About Community Cat Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Community Cat Rescue was formed to improve the lives of homeless cats through adoption, promotion of spaying/neutering, TNR and colony management and educational outreach to the public. We are a group of experienced rescue and TNR volunteers who have developed a network of foster homes for rescued street cats, and a regular program of outreach for adoption and education at local farmers markets, public events and at pet stores and shopping areas. We host a minimum of 3 outreach events per month, and often as many as 6 events. In addition to adopting out cats as family pets, we also have an active TNR program, including relocation of feral cats as "working cats" to appropriate homes if they are not safe in their original territory.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Sundays 10:00 AM to 1 PM at the California Avenue Farmers Market, Palo Alto (see website for dates)

Saturdays, 8:00 AM to Noon, at the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market on Gilman Street (see website for dates)

Local Pet Stores (see website for dates and times)

Our Adoption Process...

Potential Adopters fill out an adoption profile and application to help ensure that the cat or kittens they are applying for is/are a good match for their household. This is followed by an interview (phone or in person). All of our cats are in foster homes, so we know their personalities very well and can help you make a great match for everyone in your home.

If there are other pets in the household we provide assistance in introducing the new cat(s). We have lots of experience with multiple cat households, and we will work with you to make sure that everyone gets along and is happy. Cats or kittens can be returned to us within two weeks if they do not fit into your family or household.

Our contract specifically prohibits declawing and requires that if the new owner find that scratching is a problem, they return the cat to us rather than declaw.

Our adoption fees are $100 for a kitten (or $175 for two kittens)and $50 for adult cats (over 12 months old), all of whom are spay/neutered, micro-chipped, immunized, treated for fleas and worms and given any required veterinary treatment before adoption. The value of these treatments is several times the adoption fee!