My name is Elliot!

Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Cleveland, Ohio - Elliot
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Public Animal Welfare Society (PAWS Ohio)

Facts about Elliot

  • Breed: Domestic Mediumhair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Medium
Elliot is a handsome medium-haired tuxedo male who was born in the May of 2010. Elliot has been neutered, tested negative for FIV/FeLV and is up-to-date with shots. He is built like a quarterback football player with a broad shoulder and a thick neck; but he has the voice of a New York Met Opera tenor. He sings for every wet food meal and he can wolf down a can of Fancy Feast faster than one can send an email.

Elliot had a very interesting story on how he was rescued ( He cleverly executed his own rescue by disguising himself as the nursing mom of a litter of kittens whom PAWS was trying to trap at the time. You see, it was dark outside. Elliot was injured, hungry, tired and in pain. He saw and smelled the food sitting at the back of a drop trap and decided “why not”. Since Elliot shared the same color and markings as the nursing mom, now known as Mama Emerald in PAWS, the trappers took Elliot in as the “nursing mom”. It did not take long however for the humans to recognize Elliot was nowhere close to be any kind of mom. But Elliot was so badly injured and sweet that the humans decided “why not, let’s find this fellow a home”. So here we are now, finding Elliot a home.

Judging from Elliot’s demeanor, we suspected he was once someone’s pet. He has the once bitten, twice shy complex but he loves to be petted by the human he trusts. He needs a quiet and mature home with an adopter who appreciates the process of building a bond with a sensitive, previously abandoned cat. Elliot will need some time to warm up to anyone but once he does, he is a total sweetie. So please check out Elliot if you are in the market for a special companion with a big heart.

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

**This pet is fostered by: N.W. L.**

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.