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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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

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 !

Facts about Ernie

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ernie, a Richmond American Shorthair cat was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a American Shorthair for sale in Richmond, or seeking a American Shorthair cat from a breeder in Richmond.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Richmond already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Richmond breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even American Shorthair breeders who help with American Shorthair rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Richmond paves the way for another one to be saved.