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My name is Mater (sister of Lightning)!

Facts about me

Turkish Van
Black & White or Tuxedo
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



DOB 9/15/21

Hello everyone! I’m Mater, a carefree, mellow green-eyed Turkish Van mix gal who’s mostly white with black on my head and tail. The Turks would say that the spots on my chest and back are the thumbprints of God. Like many Turkish Vans, I have a fascination for water. I love to sit contentedly in my foster meowmy’s lap and surround her with my peaceful aura. I’m intrigued to watch her play iPad games.

I’m a well-behaved young cat who has a playful, curious side. I’m a regular Marco Polo because I like to explore and find new toys like discarded paper wads or dust bunnies hidden under the bed.

I’d do great in a home with other cats and kids because of my gentle, relaxed, unruffled demeanor. I get along great with the other foster cats but like my sister Lightning most of all. Although we’re available separately, it’d be the cat’s meow if Lightning and I could be adopted together. That way we could keep each other company while you’re at work or on vacation.

Arrange to meet me (and Lightning, for that matter!) today! I hope you adopt me so I can surround YOU with my peaceful aura and consequently lower your blood pressure. You know, adopting a kitty who’s out of the crazy kitten stage has its advantages. I’d be less likely to cause chaos in your home or break your favorite possessions.

HOPE ID 22-0618-G137

If you are interested in Mater and would like to fill out an online Cat Adoption Application, please go to . Submitting an application does not obligate you to adopt, but it initiates contact with us and gets the process started.  If you have questions prior to filling out the application or want to find out which adoption site this feline will be this week-end, email us at , and a volunteer will get back to you.

October 4, 2022, 4:30 pm


HOPE (Homeless & Orphaned Pets Endeavor)

Contact info
Pet ID
Houston, TX 77005

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Adopting an animal is a very serious decision and we want to be sure that our potential adoptive families have thought about the impact of this decision carefully. To adopt an animal through HOPE, we request that you complete an Adoption Application, a copy of which is available online for cats at or for dogs at You may fill it out online or print a copy of the application and complete it prior to arriving at an adoption session. This will expedite the adoption process and will also assist our adoption counselors in matching you to a suitable pet. We at HOPE make every effort to match our foster pets to appropriate homes. If you feel that we are too intrusive, please understand that it is because we care about their welfare. Fees All animals are neutered or spayed and have received age appropriate shots prior to being adopted. We ask that you provide a $100 donation for cats and a donation of $150 for dogs when you adopt your new family member from us. This donation helps us in defraying the costs of these and other medical needs of our animals.

Go meet their pets

Mobile adoption sessions are held on the weekends. All adoption sessions run from 12:00 - 4:00 pm at a variety of locations and days as noted on our website For more information, please contact us at

More about this rescue

Our mission is to end the homelessness of cats and dogs through foster to adoption, feral cat Trap-Neuter-Return, and education. HOMELESS & ORPHANED PETS ENDEAVOR (HOPE) is an all-foster, no kill adoption group based in the Houston area. HOPE covers the cost of general medical expenses for the animals in the program, such as altering, routine vaccinations and treatment for parasites. Our foster families are asked to provide food, shelter and love to the animals for which they care. They receive no payment for the services that they provide. Without them, and the other volunteers who so selflessly do what is necessary to keep HOPE afloat, it would not be possible to run this nonprofit corporation. One aim of HOPE is to develop a network of area rescue and humane organizations which will facilitate the rescue and placement of a variety of animals. The goal is to never have to turn away an animal in need. By forming a coalition of humane and rescue groups in the Houston area, we could potentially place all animals who need a temporary home until they are placed into a permanent one.