My name is Rusty!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Harrisonburg, Virginia - Rusty
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Cat's Cradle of the Shenandoah Valley

Facts about Rusty

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 3835869-D. Lepkowski
  • Hair: Short

This animal is posted as a rehome, which is a service outside of Cat's Cradle to help owners find new homes for their animals.  If interested, contact Diane Lepkowski at or 540-908-7662.


Rusty is a male, domestic short, hair orange tabby. He was born 5/15/11.

Hi, I'm Rusty! I'm very gentle; I'll be putty in your arms and let you rub my tummy once we're acquainted. At first, I might be a little bashful and careful. I like to play with toys, to snuggle, and especially like playing with my sister Clara. She's very smart and helps make me feel safe. Even if not Clara, I get along really well with all of my siblings, and would love to have one come with me.

My siblings (Rusty, Clara and Ellie) and I began life on the wild side. When we were about five weeks old, our mother found us a place she thought safe. We had a nice building to crawl under that kept us dry. Then one day something strange happened. Mushy stuff that didn't LOOK like food but sure smelled like it started appearing beside our home. Before we knew it we were in little cages and then whisked inside to a new warm, safe world indoors. We've been having lots of fun, but some cats already live here and we'd really like to havenew homes of our own.


Updated: 3/1/12


If animals are listed as a rehome, they are posted as a service outside of Cat's Cradle's foster system to help owners find new homes for their animals.  You will need to contact the owner directly.  These animals are not part of our foster system.  The owner's contact information will be listed in animal description.

For more information or questions about animals in our foster system, send an e-mail to or

Use our on-line adoption application form (pdf) to adopt. Please save the file to your computer, fill it out, and save the completed for to email to (Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader if you cannot access the form.)  You can also e-mail us at


About Cat's Cradle of the Shenandoah Valley

About Our Rescue Group...

Founded in 1998, Cat’s Cradle seeks to end euthanasia of healthy adoptable cats and dogs in Shenandoah Valley through aggressive spay/neuter of owned animals and TNR (trap/neuter/release) of feral cats.

We also have a network of foster parents and an active adoption program for cats. In 2009 we opened an adoption center in Harrisonburg. We do not euthanize for space.

Please visit our website at: for more information.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We show our cats at PetSmart in Springfield, VA on most 1st and 3rd Saturdays, at the PetSmart in Harrisonburg, VA on some Saturdays and some Sunday afternoons, and at the Petsmart in Waynesboro on Saturdays. We also show cats at our adoption center at 124 S Main St. in Harrisonburg 11-6 M-F, and 11-5 Sat and 11-4 Sunday.

Please visit our website: for other adoption events and hours for showings or call the adoption center at 540-433-1135.

Our Adoption Process...

Please see our website: for a copy of our adoption application and adoption contract. Adoption fees vary, but generally run around $135.

All our cats are spayed or neutered before adoption, and fully vetted. We have an adoption center in Harrisonburg, but we also make extensive use of foster homes until adoption.

We generally prefer indoor only homes, and our contract specifies that the cat(s) will not be de-clawed.

We have some cats that cannot be adopted into an indoor situation. For these, we seek safe barn or out-building locations.