My name is Merle!

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

Facts about Merle

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
A nice lady found Merle when she was at the late stage of her pregnancy. Her foster family was somewhat worried about the impending delivery, but by the time they woke up on the morning of June 2, Merle had already delivered 3 healthy kittens and cleaned up her kittens and birthing box. She has been a very good mom to her 3 kittens-- Isabel, Simon and Sable.

She was such a good mom that she even accepted as one of her own and nursed an orphaned kitten who was not doing well with bottle feeding. The orphan kitten has since gone on to his forever home, and Merle’s babies has grown into very cute and active kittens.

Merle is a loving cat. Her sweet personality allows her to be a very snuggly cat. She loves to sit next to her foster family, and to spend lots of time with them.

Merle will be ready for adoption in mid-August after she is spayed.

Approx. birth date: August 2014?

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

**This pet is fostered by: Monica **

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.