My name is Gertie!

Domestic Longhair Cat for adoption in Acme, Michigan - Gertie
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Facts about Gertie

  • Breed: Domestic Longhair
  • Color: Tortoiseshell
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10555871-Gertie
  • Hair: Long
5 Years Old

Gertie was found thin and full of fleas in the spring. A caring family treated her fleas and fed her, but could not take her indoors. We know at one time Gertie had a family that cared enough to spay her and surgically remove her right eye (for reasons unknown). Although Gertie navigates well with her one eye, she is more vulnerable to predators and cars, so it is very important that she is in an indoors-only home (with NO chance of her getting outdoors). Gertie is an absolute love! She will purr endlessly for attention and petting, yet she is also independent and laid back. She prefers not to be held much, so a home with older kids would be preferable, however, Gertie does like children. Gertie seems very interested in the other cats in her foster home, so she would probably do well with another laid-back cat, if introduced slowly. She has not been around dogs, but a very active dog would probably be too much for her. She is terrified of loud noises and vacuum cleaners, but once she is comfortable, LOVES to play! Gertie is a foodie and can’t get enough (especially Fancy Feast wet food), so needs to be fed according to recommendations or she will be a plus-size gal quickly! Originally, Gertie was estimated to be around 9 years old but a recent dental exam estimated her to be closer to 5 years. Please consider giving Gertie the loving home she deserves!

If you are interested in adopting this AC PAW pet or would like to set up a meet-and-greet please fill out our pre-adoption questionnaire at 

About AC PAW

About Our Rescue Group...

AC PAW started as a vision of two people, Brian Manley and June McGrath, to ensure a safe haven for animals from abuse, hunger, disease and death. AC PAW was founded to give the animals in the five-county Grand Traverse Area of Northern Michigan a second chance at life.

We are officially in our 20th year of volunteer service and work with a handful of dedicated volunteers and a small number of donors. AC PAW began on July 1, 1995 and was officially incorporated on Jan 16, 1996. During this time we have rescued and placed nearly 10,000 dogs and cats into loving homes.

We are always looking for animal lovers willing to put some time and effort into volunteering or becoming a foster home. Any kind of donations (financial support or pet supplies) are greatly appreciated.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Meet our pets at PetSmart in Traverse City, MI (2544 Crossing Circle).

Mondays: 12:00 - 1:00pm (Cats only)
Tuesdays: 5:00 - 7:00pm (Cats only)
Wednesdays: 12:00 - 1:00pm (Cats only)
Thursdays: 5:00 - 7:00pm (Cats only)
Fridays: 12:00 - 1:00pm (Cats only)
Saturdays: 12:00 - 4:00pm (Cats only. Dogs as announced)
Sundays: 1:00 - 4:00pm (Cats only. Dogs as announced)

Our Adoption Process...

Canine Adoption Hours at PetSmart in Traverse City
Saturdays: 12:00pm - 4:00pm (only as announced)
Sundays: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (only as announced)
Canines are vaccinated for parvo/distemper and rabies (rabies shot age appropriate), and sterilized prior to adoption.
Adoption Fee: $200

Feline Adoption Hours at PetSmart in Traverse City
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 5:00pm -7:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cats are tested for feline leukemia and FIV, vaccinated, and sterilized prior to adoption.
Adoption Fee: $125