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Facts about Ernie

  • Breed: American Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short

My name is Ernie!

American Shorthair Cat for adoption in Richmond, Virginia - Ernie
Photo 1 - American Shorthair Cat for adoption in Richmond, Virginia - Ernie
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Ernie's Info...

I am already neutered and up to date with shots.

Ernie's Story...
Hello, my name is Ernie and I’m a 1 year old black male cat with a white tummy. I’m a shy cat but I instantly start purring and rolling over on my back when I want attention. I love to have my tummy rubbed and I will rub my face against yours to show how much I love you. I was first trapped when I was still a kitten at 6 months, neutered and returned to my colony. Later on, when they were trapping other cats, I decided I didn’t want to live in the colony anymore. So I went back into the trap and wouldn’t come out. I knew a life outside as a feral cat was not for me. Now I live with my foster mom, Chris, and her other cats and have a great time exploring her house, playing and sleeping with my friend, Stryper. I would really like to cuddle up with a person and you can see from my video how much I love to be petted. Maybe someday I will get my wish.

Please call CARE at (804) 288-9797 about Chris’ cutie !

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About CARE-Cat Adoption Rescue Effort

About Our Rescue Group...

Cat Adoption and Rescue Efforts, Inc. (C.A.R.E.) is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to the rehabilitation, care and adoption of cats and kittens rescued from euthanizing animal shelters in Richmond, VA and surrounding areas. And, accepts on a limited basis animals from alternative sources. We are committed to the highest principles of humane care and obtain professional medical treatment for all animals in our systems.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Volunteers are present here at our weekly cat adoption stand:
Saturdays: 10:30am-4:00pm
Adoptions can be arranged at other times by appointment.

PetsMart, Short Pump
11740 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233-1190
(804) 364-2570

Our Adoption Process...

Prior to adoption, every CARE cat/kitten has received a thorough exam from a veterinarian, has tested negative for FIV/Felv (except as otherwise noted), been spayed/neutered, dewormed, given flea preventative, and been inoculated against distemper. Rabies vaccine is given if the feline is over 4 months. Any other desirable medical attention has also been provided. Also, each cat/kitten has spent its rescued time in a private home in foster care being loved and assessed for temperament and personality, needs, likes and dislikes.

After your approval by our volunteers, a legal contract is signed with an adoption donation attached (this donation helps defray the medical costs incurred); and, you receive a free vet office visit at a participating vet within the first week.
Adoption Fee is a Donation.