My name is Bessie!

Domestic Longhair Cat for adoption in Tega Cay, South Carolina - Bessie
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Saving Southern Kitties

Facts about Bessie

  • Breed: Domestic Longhair
  • Color: White (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Long
Bessie was rescued from a high kill shelter with her 5 kittens. Unfortunately, within a day of being rescued, the kittens were sick and diagnosed with panleukopenia. Despite the best round the clock medical care, 3 of the kittens did not survive. The 2 who did, spent almost three weeks in the hospital. An excellent mother, Bessie stayed with her kittens and cared for them throughout their ordeal and then they returned as a family to their foster home. As they grew, she continued to watch over them and teach them. A playful, inquisitive girl in her own right, Bessie has a great purr which she willingly shares with you in return for any attention. A "high jumper," one of her favorite spots is on the very top of the bookcase where she can watch over the entire room. It is hard to tell if she is curious about the workings of the computer or just wants to be next to you, but she may just push the "order" button for you by accident.

Bessie is ready to find her forever home. She has received all age appropriate vetting and care.

Please like and visit Saving Southern Kitties Facebook page for an up to date list of adoptable kitties. Saving Southern Kitties has the most comprehensive vetting standards for adoption. Please visit our kitties at the Rivergate Petsmart in Charlotte and join us for our adoption event every Saturday. An application is required.

About Saving Southern Kitties

About Our Rescue Group...

Saving Southern Kitties is a new South Carolina rescue devoted to saving cats and kittens from high kill and rural shelters, where euthanasia rates are extremely high. At Saving Southern Kitties, under the leadership of Susan Schreck, we are making a difference of the lives of cats who have no voice.

At Saving Southern Kitties we focus our efforts on those cats and kittens which are never seen on the adoption floors at these shelters and are labeled "rescue only". Shelters do not usually have space to put all of the cats on the adoption floor and must decide which ones don't make the cut. Usually it's those who aren't super fancy, have a sniffle, or are thing from being a stray for too long. Oftentimes, they are only given a few days to get out by a rescue group or be euthanized. We are their only chance at finding a forever family. We spend the money needed to make them healthy and adoptable. Because of this, our average dollar amount spent per cat is quite high. We aim to keep our adoption prices very reasonable!

Saving Southern Kitties is making a difference for these precious lives, one at a time! MEOW Y'ALL!

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Some of our kitties are housed at the Adoption Center inside of Petsmart at the Rivergate Shopping Center. The Adoption Center is staffed by Saving Southern Kitties Volunteers, seven days a week. Each Saturday, from 1 pm until 6 pm, we hold an adoption fair and kitties that are housed with our foster families come to Petsmart to meet and greet their potential families! Our Petsmart is located at 14137 Rivergate Parkway
Charlotte, North Carolina 28273. We can also arrange for private meet and greet sessions as needed.

Our Adoption Process...

Saving Southern Kitties requires completion of an adoption application, initially. We thoroughly review the application which includes: Veterinary References, Personal References, Home Ownership Verification, Verification of Pet Policy with Landlord for those renting homes and a home visit. Our average adoption fee is $125.00 but can vary. We also require completion of an adoption agreement if the adoption application is approved.