My name is Matisse!

Domestic Shorthair Kitten for adoption in Cleveland, Ohio - Matisse
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Kitten for adoption in Cleveland, Ohio - Matisse
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I'm being cared for by:
Public Animal Welfare Society (PAWS Ohio)

Facts about Matisse

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray, Blue Or Silver Tabby
  • Age: Kitten
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
Matisse, Renoir and Claude are three extremely energetic, playful, affectionate and social brothers. They have very similar personalities. All three have been neutered, tested negative for FIV/FeLV and are up-to-date with vaccinations. When they were first found, they were only a week old. Their mother was too sick to nurse so they ended up being nursed by a very tiny black cat named Serena, who weighed barely 5 pounds herself.

These boys rapidly grew under the care of Serena and they earned the nicknamed “butterball kittens”. Since the kittens were very pretty, their caretaker named them Poppy, Pansy and Peony. Their names were immediately changed after their neutering surgeries. Despite the changes in names, these babies are still pretty. They will brighten up everybody’s spirit with their playfulness and silly behaviors.

Matisse, previously named Peony, is a white grey DSH male kitten who is the most vocal one in the litter; he frequently cries for attention. He has such a high pitch voice that you would think he was trying to sing. He is energetic and crazily playful. Matisse likes to get into everything and he constantly seeks human attention. No one will get anything done when Matisse is around as he will climb all over his human to beg for petting or belly rub. Matisse loves to chase his brothers around and wrestle with them. He will do best in a home with a very friendly and energetic feline playmate such as one of his brothers, Claude or Renoir.

Approx. birth date: 8/12/2016

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

**This pet is fostered by: Irene **

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.