My name is Heather!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Tempe, Arizona - Heather

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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.

Facts about Heather

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Tempe 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 Tempe 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 Domestic Shorthair breeders who help with Domestic Shorthair rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Tempe paves the way for another one to be saved.