Adopt

My name is Jessica!

Posted over 5 years ago | Updated 1 year ago

Adoption fee: $95

This helps Friends For Life Animal Shelter & Sanctuary with pet care costs.

My basic info

Breed
Domestic Shorthair
Color
Brown Tabby
Age
8 years old, Adult
Sex
Female
Pet ID
14096
Hair Length
short

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Let's enjoy life together!

“My name is Jessica. I am a happy, playful cat with a gentle, friendly and BIG personality. I like petting and will even let you hold me for short periods of time, but laps don’t really do much for me. Here’s a warning or two…OK, maybe four warnings. I’m a big talker and I like my own food dish and litter box. Also, when you’re ready to go to sleep, make sure you hide all my toys with bells on them. Some nights I like to wake up to play and toys with bells are some of my favorites so I might just wake you up!

If you adopt me, you’ll be getting a smart and cultured cat; I know my name and I love to listen to classical music. Let’s enjoy life together.”

Love, Jessica
Shelter
Friends For Life Animal Shelter & Sanctuary

Contact info

Pet ID
14096
Contact
Salise Shuttlesworth JD
Phone
Address
107 E. 22nd Street, Houston, TX 77008
Donation

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

We have a $95 adoption fee for cats and dogs that covers shots, testing, health checks and age-appropriate spay or neuter. All cats and dogs are micro chipped; dogs are on heartworm preventative.

Our adopters must be 21, have ID and must undergo an interview, fill out an application and sign contracts related to commitments for the care of the animals. We will check veterinary references and landlord information.

No animals may be adopted as gifts and and all members of the caretaking family must be in agreement about the adoption.

Should an adoption not work out we require the animal to be returned to Friends For Life.

Our dog adoption application may be filled out online at: http://nokill1.org/adopt/adoptable-dogs.
Our cat adoption application may be filled out online at: http://nokill1.org/adopt/adoptable-cats.

Go meet their pets

FRIENDS FOR LIFE
The Don Sanders Adoption Center
107 E. 22nd Street
Houston, TX 77008
713-863-9835

HOURS:
11-4PM Wednesday - Monday
Closed Tuesday

We are currently located in the Historic Heights. Our shelter looks more like a gallery than a shelter! Incredible photography is displayed in our lobby. Care has been taken with every detail of the building. We are bringing in 100% outside fresh air and turning over the air in each space completely 15 times an hour. We have made certain that sunlight reaches every animal (and staff) workspace and even engaged a professional acoustician from the beginning to ensure that we manage the sound for everyone's comfort. We have cageless cat rooms with 19-foot ceilings and climbers everywhere to keep the kitties happy and healthy. We have a 'real life' dog living area set up for the dogs. Our shelter is unlike any you've ever experienced! You have to see it to believe it!

We need adoption counselors, docents and animal "smoochers" to keep everyone feeling loved. We also need, welcome and swoon over our foster parents!

Our volunteers and foster parents are like gold to us. Please consider joining this energetic and positive group! If you'd like to volunteer, please just email us below or drop by!
volunteermanager@adoptfriends4life.org

Come by and visit! Even if you are not adopting an animal, we have well-trained staff to answer pet related questions, a wealth of training, medical and behavioral information and a fun atmosphere to just drop in and get your fix of animal love!

As always, Friends For Life is a No Kill organization.
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YOU ARE ALSO INVITED TO OUR MOBILE ADOPTION LOCATION!

WHERE:
Petsmart Adoption Center (cats only)
2902 S. Shepherd @ Alabama
Houston, Texas
713.520.7917

WHEN: Mon - Fri 11AM - 1PM, 5 - 7PM
Sat and Sun 1-5PM

More about this shelter

WHO ARE WE?
We are located in Houston and are the only LEED-certified green No Kill animal shelter in Texas. We incorporated as a 501(c)3 no kill organization in 2002. Friends For Life was started with the purpose of providing the animals of Houston and surrounding areas with immediate alternatives to the killing and a long term plan to change the direction of the sheltering community to a more compassionate future. Our ranks are made up of veterinarians, architects, business people, lawyers, physicians and animal care specialists all passionately dedicated to ending the killing of homeless animals.

WHY DOES OUR ANIMAL COMMUNITY NEED FRIENDS FOR LIFE?

At 80,000 annually, Houston has the tragic distinction of being the city that kills the most animals in its shelters second only to San Antonio. Some of the reasons Houston shelters kill animals is that they are a certain breed (pit bulls, rottweilers, chow chows, etc.), weigh under 2 lbs, sneeze on intake, are over 7 years old, are missing some hair or are pit bull puppies. 75% of the animals we adopt into loving homes have been previously rejected by other organizations as 'unadoptable.'Friends For Life is taking meaningful steps toward reversing this tragic situation by redefining 'adoptable' every day and finding homes for animals who otherwise have no hope. At Friends For Life, EVERY ANIMAL MATTERS.


EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL ADOPTION PROGRAM

Limited only by space, we will accept any animal needing our assistance regardless of age, condition or breed. They include beautiful cats, dogs, puppies and kittens. All are fully vet-checked, tested and have received all age-appropriate vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery.

We have training consults and discounted training services available for all FFL animals.

HOW CAN YOU BE A PART OF CHANGING THE FUTURE?
1. Take a look at out website at www.nokill1.org and consider volunteering. Many of our volunteers have been with us for years and have traveled from as far away as Georgia and Indiana to volunteer for FFL projects. Trust us, it's a good gig!

Sign up online at www.nokill1.org/how-to-help/volunteer or just stop by and see us!

2. Adopt an FFL animal in need. The truth is, 'unadoptable' is what we make it. Every animal adopted from a no kill program sends a powerful message that this is the direction we want to see our shelters take. Every life has value. Together, we can chage everything!

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