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Facts about Heather

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray, Blue Or Silver Tabby
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short

My name is Heather!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Tempe, Arizona - Heather

Heather's Info...

I am already spayed and up to date with shots.

Heather's Story...
Heather and Coal are now with Tucson2Tails, a no-kill rescue. They are still a little timid, and will need a patient human to continue showing them love. Contact Tucson2Tails at or visit them online at or

Heather and Coal were found at a remote industrial area, scared and hungry. As soon as the caretaker knelt and called "Kitty, kitty", the black one came bounding toward the kind human with food in her hand. Out from the faraway bush popped Heather, and followed Coal's lead. They had never been seen there before, and the resident feral cats were acting differently. The caretaker was certain they had been dumped.

Both cats were scared, but warmed up within a day or two. Heather remained shy, but once she was held and stroked reassuringly, she relaxed and began to purr. They're shy and distrustful at first, and weren't used to being inside a home. We figure they had been born to someone's outside cat, and the kittens not handled much. They certainly know that humans are the food source, and felt safe enough to come right over for help.

Heather remains shy and will take some time before she voluntarily interacts with her new family. She is an absolute beauty, with a coat the color of a field of heather. She'll need a patient, understanding person who has some experience with shy, undersocialized cats, but because she's young, we believe she'll blossom over time. She loves other cats and would make a fine companion to your resident felines.

Please submit an online adoption application if you are interested in meeting Heather.

We only adopt within the Phoenix metropolitan area. If you are out of the area, we recommend searching Petfinder for a pet waiting in a shelter near you, by clicking here.

All of our animals are homeless when they come to us. We don't know their history or pedigree. Breed and descriptions are our best guess, based on appearance and sometimes personality traits. We cannot guarantee their information.

If you are unable to adopt at this time, please consider making a donation to help us continue to care for cats such as this one. We do not recover any costs associated with spaying and neutering, and often treating illness or injury, and the lifelong feeding of many other cats who are not as lucky as this one. Click here to make a donation to ALF.

Thank you for your interest in helping homeless animals.

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About Animal Loving Friends

About Our Rescue Group...

ALF is based in Tempe, Arizona. We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization who provides TNR (trap, neuter, return), and life-long care of feral and community cats. We serve as an advocate for the ferals, and a link to the rescue community.

Animal Loving Friends believes that we - as a rescue community - will never adopt our way out of overpopulation and euthanasia; the root cause of the problem has to be fixed: unaltered free-roaming animals. The number of births we prevent by spaying and neutering homeless cats directly contributes to adoption achievements, by keeping approximately 1,000 animals every year out of adoption and kill shelters. This means there is space for 1,000 more to be saved by adoption groups. It is commonly stated that every animal you adopt saves two, the one you adopted and one more who can take the available space. Every cat that ALF fixes, saves 9 more from facing danger and the likelihood of dying a sad and lonely death.

On rare occasions, we foster tame animals while they await adoption. All of our adoptable pets are tested, vaccinated, spayed or neutered. We strive to find loving, responsible forever homes for pets, so that they will never know hunger or danger again. We do not have a shelter facility and do not accept animals from the public.

Overpopulation of homeless animals leads to the needless suffering and deaths of over 4 million animals each year. Please spay and neuter all your pets and urge your friends and family to do the same. If you are feeding stray cats, please contact a low-cost clinic today to schedule spay and neuter appointments.

If you'd like to help, or donate food or vet services, please email alfrescue @ for information. Donations are tax-deductible.

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Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Application must be completed. A donation will be required at the time the Adoption Contract is signed.