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My name is Ned!
I'm being cared for by
Heartland Animal Shelter
Adoption process
1.

Submit Application

Facts about me

Breed
Domestic Shorthair
Color
Black (All)
Age
Adult
Sex
Male
Pet ID
HLIL-A-11531
Hair Length

My story

Ned is a sweet boy who is looking for an adopter who will understand his unique personality. He is an inquisitive, curious, wise, sometimes naughty, gentle, dainty, young, active cat. He does not like full body pets or humans walking up to him to initiate pets. He likes when HE can approach a human, smell them for a minute or so, then accepts gentle scratching on his head only. Watch his tail! He will tell you very clearly how he is feeling from his tail movements. When it is flicking back and forth, its probably not the best time to pet him. He LOVES long string toys. He is very prey driven and loves to watch the birds and chipmunks through the window. His favorite spot in the cat room is any cardboard box he can hide in. He will greet any human that enters in the room by quickly prancing over to them to smell! Ned knows how to open doors with handles that go up and down. If the door knob is a circle he still tries to open it, but hasn't been successful yet. Ned has certain people he prefers the best. If volunteers are in the room he likes to be right next to them investigating their every move. Sometimes he hisses at them, but that's just his way of communicating that he needs his space. He loves to watch you do dishes and play in the water at times. But don't pet him! He enjoys being left alone to observe humans most of the time. If you are lucky, sometimes he might sit in your lap and start grooming himself while accepting a head scratch here and there! Ned is extremely smart. He would benefit from a home that can give him a few play sessions a day. Because he is so smart he will benefit from puzzle food toys. These types of interactive toys will help tire his brain out, which he needs. Ned co-exists with cats perfectly. He sometimes initiates play with other cats. He is very gentle and submissive with other cats most of the time. Ned has a great appetite, but can be picky. He takes his gabapentin and fluoxetine crushed in a little bit of a chicken squeeze up treat. He doesn't like pill pockets. Ned would do best in household with people that acknowledge and respect his boundaries, while still being attentive to his need for stimulation. No dogs because he get defensive and very scared. He would do well with another cat with slow introductions. Are you the special cat whisperer that Ned is looking for to give him a chance at a forever home?
Ned is a sweet boy who is looking for an adopter who will understand his unique personality. He is an inquisitive, curious, wise, sometimes naughty, gentle, dainty, young, active cat. He does not like full body pets or humans walking up to him to initiate pets. He likes when HE can approach a human, smell them for a minute or so, then accepts gentle scratching on his head only. Watch his tail! He will tell you very clearly how he is feeling from his tail movements. When it is flicking back and forth, its probably not the best time to pet him. He LOVES long string toys. He is very prey driven and loves to watch the birds and chipmunks through the window. His favorite spot in the cat room is any cardboard box he can hide in. He will greet any human that enters in the room by quickly prancing over to them to smell! Ned knows how to open doors with handles that go up and down. If the door knob is a circle he still tries to open it, but hasn't been successful yet. Ned has certain people he prefers the best. If volunteers are in the room he likes to be right next to them investigating their every move. Sometimes he hisses at them, but that's just his way of communicating that he needs his space. He loves to watch you do dishes and play in the water at times. But don't pet him! He enjoys being left alone to observe humans most of the time. If you are lucky, sometimes he might sit in your lap and start grooming himself while accepting a head scratch here and there! Ned is extremely smart. He would benefit from a home that can give him a few play sessions a day. Because he is so smart he will benefit from puzzle food toys. These types of interactive toys will help tire his brain out, which he needs. Ned co-exists with cats perfectly. He sometimes initiates play with other cats. He is very gentle and submissive with other cats most of the time. Ned has a great appetite, but can be picky. He takes his gabapentin and fluoxetine crushed in a little bit of a chicken squeeze up treat. He doesn't like pill pockets. Ned would do best in household with people that acknowledge and respect his boundaries, while still being attentive to his need for stimulation. No dogs because he get defensive and very scared. He would do well with another cat with slow introductions. Are you the special cat whisperer that Ned is looking for to give him a chance at a forever home?
Shelter

Heartland Animal Shelter

Contact info
Pet ID
HLIL-A-11531
Contact
Email
Address
Wheeling, IL 60090
Donation

Their adoption process

1.

Submit Application

Additional adoption info

Please visit our website to view the fees and details of our adoption process, and to learn more about Heartland Animal Shelter. When emailing or phoning to request information about this pet, please provide a daytime phone number so the shelter staff can contact you.
Please visit our website to view the fees and details of our adoption process, and to learn more about Heartland Animal Shelter. When emailing or phoning to request information about this pet, please provide a daytime phone number so the shelter staff can contact you.

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Shelter Hours: Mon - Wed. Closed Thurs 4pm - 7pm Fri 4pm - 7pm Sat Noon - 6pm Sun: Noon - 6pm
Shelter Hours: Mon - Wed. Closed Thurs 4pm - 7pm Fri 4pm - 7pm Sat Noon - 6pm Sun: Noon - 6pm

More about this shelter

Heartland's mission is to provide care, humane treatment and adoption for dogs and cats in need through community outreach, progressive programs and partnership collaboration.
Heartland's mission is to provide care, humane treatment and adoption for dogs and cats in need through community outreach, progressive programs and partnership collaboration.