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My name is Tortellini!
I'm being cared for by
Miller's Rescue

Facts about me

Domestic Shorthair
Calico or Dilute Calico
3 years 9 months old, Adult
Pet ID
Hair Length

My info

Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

"My name is Tortellini. I have had a hard start to life. I was abandoned on the streets to fend for myself and the victim of physical abuse.
Now, in a safe home with food, safe places to sleep and no hitting, I am starting to learn to trust and love again. Every day, every week, i get braver and more confident. I used to run at the sounds the house made. The washing machine or my foster Hooman walking up and down the stairs. Now I am used to them and don't run. Before I used to wait to be fed. Now, I will wake my Hooman up when I am hungry and tell him to hurry up when preparing my food. I am not a big talker, but I talk much more.

I want to love and be loved, but am still learning to trust again. I will let you pick me up but don't want to be held. Instead, I like to roll over and have my belly rubbed. I freaking love belly rubs! Or lie on my side on the floor and be petted from head to tail. I do the most adorable rolls and stretches on the floor. And on occasion I am even partial to paw massages.
While I'm not yet a lap cat, I do like to sit on the floor near my foster Hooman. In time this may change, but until then I like to sit by my foster Hooman and nap on the floor, or under the table or by the couch.

I do like to play and have started a fatwa with my foster Hooman's cord for his phone charger. I have a hard time resisting string and I like to DE sleeve straws. I give them a good pummeling. In another positive sign that I have put the past beside me, I am continuing my education and double majoring in Palmetto bug hunting and Palmetto bug combat. I'm acing the latter, but not so good in the first. They run under doors and furniture which I think is cheating. And the Cold weather has seen them disappear. Which I also think is cheating.

I have some way to go still. I am scared when strangers come to the house and hide. But I am working on it. I am an immaculate cleaner and my foster tells me I might be the cleanest cat he has ever seen. My litter box etiquette is flawless and while might not be exactly what you are looking for, I don't put a paw wrong. I am such a sweet, gentle little girl and I hope someone gives me a chance!

Thank you for reading.


I don't think i would do well with dogs. I think I would be very scared of them!

I can get on with other cats. A week ago, my foster got 2 kittens. Though I wasn't happy at first and hissed a bit, that's all I did. Even though they are a pair of little stinkers, I am starting to get on with them and am even starting to play with one of them. My Foster thinks it will be good for me. And I think maybe it will.


Tortellini has tested positive for leukemia


Miller's Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
Charlotte, NC 28211

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Our fees are $50-$150 depending of the age of the kitty and the amount of vetting. Most of our adult kitties are $50, most of our kittens are $125-$150, which includes all shots, microchip and spay/neuter. We will send you an application, once approved, we will schedule a playdate with the animal. We do require a home visit. The animal then goes on trial for a couple weeks to a month. We want to make sure the animal is a good fit for your family. Even after the trial period if you can not keep the animal at anytime we will take them back into our program.

Go meet their pets

We are a foster home based rescued. Therefore, the majority of our animals are in peoples homes. This is perfect for adopters who have very specific needs on the animal they adopt. We know our animals well, and what types of homes we feel they will thrive best.

More about this rescue

We specialize in healthy, fiv+ kitties. But do have other kitties in our program as well. Fiv is an immune deficiency which kitties get from fighting. Usually unneutered males fighting for territory, food sources and females. Once fixed and loved and fed daily the need to fight for these things disappears. Most of our fiv+ kitties are fostered with other non fiv kitties, and proven to be friendly. There are lots of myths and misinformation about fiv. To simply it, an fiv kitty is a kitty with a lower immune system. If they get hurt or sick it could take them longer to heal. Fiv does not cause disease, it is a secondary issue of how your kitty will react to primary issue. Most fiv kitties die from geriatric issues without any more vet care than other kitties. Here are some links to learn more about fiv