Meow! My name is Eclipse
|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Black (All)||Age:||Adult|
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Eclipse is a big, handsome, super-sleek and shiny black cat. He is a very affectionate boy who likes attention, so it is hard to believe that he was abandoned. Eclipse was found wandering in the hills on the Peninsula, no safe place for a domestic pussycat! We tried, without success, to find his previous owner, and so Eclipse went to a foster home.
Eclipse adapted well to life indoors, and in fact it is hard to believe that he survived his time lost in the hills. For a large cat, Eclipse is surprisingly adept at curling up in a lap. He loves it when you pet him, and he especially loves head and neck rubs, and he will lean into those massages for more, more, more, please!
Eclipse is a vigorous, playful, muscular boy. A vet said he could be as old as 4 years old, but he plays like a 2-year-old cat that has just barely reached adulthood. He has adapted perfectly to life indoors, but he might enjoy some access to outside under safe circumstances. And since he survived in the hills by himself, we suspect that he could keep your yard clear of rodents, as well.
Eclipse is very healthy, and has a good appetite! He has tested negative for FIV/FeLV, and like all of our cats, Eclipse is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
The Fine Print — While Community Cat Rescue would love to make our adoptable cats and kittens available to everyone, everywhere, we must limit our adoption service area to San Francisco Peninsula cities and towns. We simply do not have the volunteer-power or financial resources to make home visits (required for all adoptions), delivery of adopted cats/kittens and follow-up visits outside the Peninsula. An occasional, rare exception might be made, but it is not the rule.
More information about Community Cat Rescue
Rescue Group Info...
Community Cat Rescue was formed to improve the lives of homeless cats through adoption, promotion of spaying/neutering, TNR and colony management and educational outreach to the public. We are a group of experienced rescue and TNR volunteers who have developed a network of foster homes for rescued street cats, and a regular program of outreach for adoption and education at local farmers markets, public events and at pet stores and shopping areas. We host a minimum of 3 outreach events per month, and often as many as 6 events. In addition to adopting out cats as family pets, we also have an active TNR program, including relocation of feral cats as "working cats" to appropriate homes if they are not safe in their original territory.
Sundays 9:30 AM to 1 PM at the California Avenue Farmers Market, Palo Alto (see website for dates)
Saturdays, 8:00 AM to Noon, at the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market on Gilman Street (see website for dates)
Local Pet Stores (see website for dates and times)
Potential Adopters fill out an adoption profile and application to help ensure that the cat or kittens they are applying for is/are a good match for their household. This is followed by an interview (phone or in person). All of our cats are in foster homes, so we know their personalities very well and can help you make a great match for everyone in your home.
If there are other pets in the household we provide assistance in introducing the new cat(s). We have lots of experience with multiple cat households, and we will work with you to make sure that everyone gets along and is happy. Cats or kittens can be returned to us within two weeks if they do not fit into your family or household.
Our contract specifically prohibits declawing and requires that if the new owner find that scratching is a problem, they return the cat to us rather than declaw.
Our adoption fees are $75 for a kitten (or $125 for two kittens)and $55 for adult cats, all of whom are spay/neutered, micro-chipped, immunized, treated for fleas and worms and given any required veterinary treatment before adoption. The value of these treatments is several times the adoption fee!
Since we are a volunteer group, we ask that in lieu of adoption fees, adopters donate to the Palo Alto Humane Society's Animal Rescue Fund, which helps rescuers in the local area.