My name is TARA!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Laingsburg, Michigan - TARA
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Animal Resource Center

Facts about TARA

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Tara is a such a pretty girl. She is on the small side. Her coat though is what stands out. It's such a glowing orange with mesmerizing darker orange stripes and then it all contrasts with a bright bright white.

Tara also has a stand out personality. Initially shy, the more attention she gets, the more outgoing she becomes. If you visit our cattery, you'll likely feel a tap on your head from Tara. She climbs to the top of the cat cage and then stretches out to tap a passerby. Just saying surprise and hello!

Tara also loves to play. She is our tomboy cat, able to stand her own with any of the guys who want to wrestle her. Yet, she is not aggressive and everyone seems to like her.

Tara would still need time coming in to a new house. However, if kids are safe and consistent, she should be fine. Dogs might be a bit scary for her.

Tara's special need is that she has the herpes upper respiratory virus. This is not terrible, but it is contagious to other cats. Most cats developed immunity from most forms of herpes if nursed by their moms. The virus acts like an allergy - the cat can demonstrate runny eyes or perhaps sneezing. It is more obvious if the cat is stressed. It can be lessened by giving l-lysine treats (inexpensive and do not need an prescription). Tara looks forward to her treats!

Tara had a tough start to her life and has enough love in her that she overcame natural instincts and instead, chose to meet people part-way to share a friendship. Come on out and meet Tara for yourself.

About Animal Resource Center

About Our Rescue Group...

ARC is a non-profit, no-kill pet adoption organization.
Our goal is to find caring forever homes for the animals, with an emphasis on owner education and pet behavioral support.
We believe that when owners understand a pet's behavior (evolutionary and history), they can then understand and are more likely to follow appropriate training and everyday care.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Facebook - Mail checks (ARC in memo) to Laingsburg Animal Hospital at 116 S. Woodhull Rd., Laingsburg, MI 48848

Come Meet Our Pets...

Find ARC pets on our Facebook page:

See our pets on our website:

Watch ARC and ARC pets - as well as pets from other area rescues on ABC WJRT-TV12 the 2nd Friday of every month during the News at Noon program!

Our Adoption Process...

ARC requires an application which include a matching form so we can discuss with you the type of pet you want for your lifestyle and which pets would best be suited for your home.

We prefer that all family members come over to meet the pet so everyone is comfortable with their new family member and to answer any questions you might have. ARC provides free behavioral support for the lifetime of the adopted pet.

A contract and a $50 tax-deductible donation is required. If you cannot keep the pet, it must be returned to ARC, regardless of pet's age.

Pets are inside companion animals and cats that have claws may not be declawed.