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My name is Portabella!
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New Beginnings Animal Rescue
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Facts about me

British Shorthair
Gray or Blue (Mostly)
Pet ID
Hair Length

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Portabella is a gorgeous grey/white British/Domestic shorthair mix. She was loved by someone at some time but showed up at a colony one day to be fed. The colony caregiver noticed that she was definitely friendly and thought she was a "he" because there were no litters over several months.  One day she showed up terribly injured (having been caught in a car engine) and the caregiver reached out for help.  We sprang into action and got her to our vet, surgically repaired her broken jaw, and got pain meds for her carpal hyperextended leg.  We also discovered she had a spay tattoo and had been previously spayed.  After no-one came forward (no microchip) to claim her, one of our fantastic fosters agreed to make a spot for her and her beautiful personality blossomed during recovery.

Portabella loves a cushy window seat to view the outside and make biscuits.  She LOVES her wet food (the diet during jaw repair) so she will likely beg for it. :)  She likes to snuggle but will get into "play" mode quickly with a few soft nibbles.  She would make a great kitty for a family with older kids familiar with cats.

She has been spay/neutered, microchipped, had all age appropriate vaccines, and a confirmed negative FeLV/FIV test.  

If you are interested in adopting, please go to our website and complete our adoption application at this link:   Once your application is received and processed you will be contacted by an NBAR Volunteer.

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October 6, 2022, 12:15 pm


New Beginnings Animal Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
Olive Branch, MS 38654

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Additional adoption info

Our adoption fees vary based on age and location.

Go meet their pets

We hold weekly adoption events in various Petco, Petsmart and Hollywood Feed locations the Desoto, MS and Shelby County, TN area. Please check our calendar on our website at and on our Facebook weekly @ for information on all local adoption events!

More about this rescue

New Beginnings Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit NO-KILL ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATION established in 2011 in an effort to help reduce overcrowding in the local (Tennessee and Mississippi) high-kill shelters. We want our pets to have loving, permanent homes and will do all we can to match our pets with the right homes. Contact us TODAY at to help you find the perfect pet!