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My name is Tess!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Cumberland, Maine - Tess
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Cumberland, Maine - Tess
Photo 2 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Cumberland, Maine - Tess
Photo 3 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Cumberland, Maine - Tess
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HART of Maine

Facts about Tess

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: T2016144
  • Hair: Short
Tess is a beautiful calico kitty who raised her litter of kittens last spring when she was rescued from north Carolina. Tess has been living in foster care and is gaining confidence with people every day. She was very very scared when she first arrived- preferring to hide behind a bookcase rather than interact with people. Her kittens all found hoes quickly and after that she has gradually started to look for affection from her foster parents. She has made big strides in the past month-coming out and right up to them to wind herself around and between their legs at feeding time, and has even started to sleep on the bed with them. Tess LOVES other cats, and is very playful with them. She is about 2 1/2 years old and will chase balls and little mice around. She seems fearful of string and feather toys at this point, but responds to words and soft calling of her name by rolling over and allowing for pets. If you are looking for a kitty companion, and want to experience the wonderful feeling of helping to bring a scared kitty around to trust, then Tess is your girl. She will hide at first- we are very sure- in her new surroundings, but plenty of time and patience will allow her to adjust at her own pace, and will eventually permit her to trust you. Tess is so worth it- and will definitely reward you in time- with her littler sandpaper kisses of love!

About HART of Maine

About Our Shelter...

The Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) is a non-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer, open-environment shelter and adoption center for cats in Cumberland, Maine.

Come Meet Our Pets...

HART is open to visitors 1-4pm on Wednesdays and 11am-4pm on Saturdays. Kittens do not live at the shelter. For kitten adoptions or off-hours shelter tours, please email info@hartofme.com to make an appointment.

Our Adoption Process...

All adopters must agree to our indoor-only policy. Our adoption application and more information is online at www.hartofme.com/adopt