My name is Katara!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in South Saint Paul, Minnesota - Katara
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in South Saint Paul, Minnesota - Katara
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Photo 3 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in South Saint Paul, Minnesota - Katara
Photo 4 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in South Saint Paul, Minnesota - Katara
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Saving Tails Animal Rescue

Facts about Katara

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9417125
  • Hair: Short
Katara is approximately 7.5 years old. She is spayed and was declawed prior to being brought in to rescue. She has also received a dental cleaning. She has been vaccinated; to include a rabies vaccination, FIV/Felv tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $150.00 + tax. Katara is a beautiful orange tabby girl with great markings and silky soft fur. She has a beautiful Persian-like shaped face and amazing two toned green eyes She is the perfect mix of both playful and snuggly. Katara is a sweet and sensitive girl and it is clear that she hasn't always been treated kindly. She will cower when she feels like she will be hurt. This seems to happen most during playful behavior. As common with declawed cats, Katara will place her mouth on hand for play. Declawed cats often do this because they learn through play, that they have no other way to hold and catch a toy. She in no way intends to harm, but it is clear that her previous owner struck her face when she did this. Even after been treated roughly in her past, she is eager to trust and be loved. She greats people happily purring and she loves to be picked up and held. She will roll around on her back in laps for belly rubs and she also loves to play with toys and can be super spunky. She has been great with other cats and dogs while in rescue, but would also be fine as an only cat. She would love to pal around with her new family anytime possible; but she would also be perfectly content napping in a warm place during a workday. Katara is a great girl who is hoping to find a loving family who will continue to show her that human hands bring love, not pain. UPDATE: -Katara was pulled from a local animal control in November of 2015 with upper respiratory symptoms. She has received extensive medical care to try to find the source and the treatment for her sinus issues to include a CAT Scan, Rhinoscopy, and sinus biopsies. She is now on a biweekly dose of antibiotic injections. She takes her vet visits like a champ and is a sweet and happy girl. It is possible that her sinus issues are something that have been going on for her whole life. They could be the reason that she found herself abandoned and at a local animal control. So if you have a soft spot in your heart for the 'underdog', or in this case the 'undercat' who has been rejected many times because of her respiratory issues... please consider giving Katara a chance. She could really use that special family to love her for who she is... sneezing, snoring and all. To meet or adopt Katara, please complete an adoption application at: Saving Tails Animal Rescue (STAR) is a 501(c)3 registered no-kill, non profit animal rescue. All animals are placed in loving foster homes until their forever family finds them. Because there is not a physical shelter location, foster homes are needed to help rescue local animals who are in danger of euthanasia. If you would be interested in adopting a STAR available animal to open up a foster home to welcome another animal in need or if you would be interested in fostering an animal in need; please fill out an application at

About Saving Tails Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Saving Tails Animal Rescue (STAR) is a Twin Cities, Minnesota based 501c3 non-profit volunteer animal rescue. STAR was founded with the goal of helping local animals who are unclaimed, abandoned, abused or neglected. Through foster homes, STAR will provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need to recover and be rehabilitated both mentally and physically. STAR’s goal is to build a strong network of volunteers who are dedicated to helping to provide safe and loving homes for animals with the goal of finding them their forever homes. Donations are needed to cover pull fees to get animals out of shelters and to cover veterinarian and living expenses. We support the NO KILL platform and envision the day when all shelters will be NO KILL.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Saving Tails Animal Rescue is a foster based animal rescue. All meet and greets can be scheduled with the individual fosters. Adoption events are located around the Saint Paul / Minneapolis metro area and are listed on our website and Facebook page.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Application- Individuals interested in adopting a Saving Tails Animal Rescue animal can view all available animals on the STAR website. When they find an animal that they may be interested in meeting they will then complete an adoption application. This will then start the process of a potential adoption. It does not “bind” an applicant to the specified animal that they complete the application for, it merely is a request to meet an available STAR animal.

Application Review- All Applications are thoroughly reviewed. If the applicant may be the right match for the animal, it will be forwarded to the foster caregiver for review. If the foster caregiver feels that their foster animal would be a good fit for the potential adopter; he or she will contact the applicant to answer questions about the animal and make arrangements for a meet and greet.
Please understand that it is very important to find the right match for both the animal and the adopter. An application that is not approved for a certain animal does not necessarily mean that the adopter would not make a great pet guardian; it merely means that the adoption may not have been the right match.

Approval to go Forward with a Meet and Greet- Meet and greets are scheduled with the foster caregiver and the potential adopter. These can be done at any convenient location for the foster caregiver. Adoption events would be the preferred location, but often time they are done at the caregiver’s home, the potential adopter’s home, or an animal friendly business.

Home Visit- If after the meet and greet, the animal is determined to be the right match for the adopter, the adoption will then be listed as “pending”. A home visit will then be completed by a STAR volunteer. This is a home visit to determine if the home is a safe place for the animal. If a dog requires a fenced in yard, this will also be thoroughly checked at this time.

Finalize Adoption- After the home visit is approved, the adoption can then be finalized. There will be an adoption contract to fill out and the adoption fee to make payment for. Arrangements can then be made with the foster caregiver to pick up the new family member!