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My name is Mercedes!

Posted over 12 years ago | Updated 1 month ago

I'm being cared for by
Animal Network of Orange County
Adoption process



Submit Application


Meet the Pet


Home Check


Take the Pet Home

Facts about me

Domestic Mediumhair
Black & White or Tuxedo
Pet ID
Hair Length

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small red x Not good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Please contact DiAnna for more information about this pet.See A Current List of Our Kitties; We Specialize In “Pet-Quality”, Friendly, Sociable Cats and Kittens that live in private homes with people that love them.

Mercedes has the sweetest little face with long white eyebrows and white whiskers. An affection-lover, she will wait for you on your chair for you to come back to be close. This gorgeous, fluffy black and white kitty is just waiting for someone like you to lavish love on her forever!

To Inquire About A Cat or Kittens please reply by email to or text 949-759-3646 with the information below so we can get to know you.


COVID and the variants have changed the way we do things so the interview process starts with you replying about yourself, others in the home or others that visit regularly, current pets and about the ones that you have had in the past and where they are now. Your work schedule, and what lifestyle you plan for your pet; indoor only, indoor but allowed out sometimes, indoor / outdoor.

The organization wants to get to know the potential adopter before formalizing an application because it is important to discover if the cat of interest is a good fit for you, your family, lifestyle and with any other pet family members.

Your answers will give us an idea of your experience and the lifestyle of choice for your new pet and we may guide you to a pet that may be better suited for your home.

Mercedes is being cared for by Community Animal Network, a non-profit organization founded by DiAnna Pfaff-Martin in 1996.

C.A.N is known for healthy pet-quality friendly sociable cats and kittens raised in private homes. There is a big difference in "pet quality" vs. "rescue quality" in how they are raised.

To donate to help cats like Mercedes, use our PayPal link:


Or Mail checks to:

Community Animal Network

P.O. Box 8662

Newport Beach, CA 92658

The founder of Animal Network of Orange County, DiAnna Pfaff-Martin, is very particular about the quality of the animals, vitamins, proper diet and veterinary medical care. Feral kittens are tamed to "pet quality" and rescue cats that are shy are disclosed and termed, "rescue quality" with a lower placement fee. With all adoptions DiAnna Pfaff-Martin gives valuable information about cat care in a one hour "feline pet-parenting consultation" to adopters. The most current st current information is made available about how to keep your cat healthy, pet foods, litters and how to make your cat be affectionate. The AVID microchip registration is included in the placement fee and the animals come with a 30 day heath commitment and return policy.



August 14, 2023, 12:02 am

Animal Network of Orange County

Contact info
Pet ID
P.O. Box 8662, Newport Beach, CA 92658

Their adoption process



Please share about yourself, work schedule, children and others in the home, current pets and the ones from the past and where they are now.


Submit Application

We accept the application after the interview. Be mindful of sharing personal information with strangers. Scams are even in pet adoption!


Meet the Pet

Our animals live in private homes and you will be introduced to the caregiver first by phone before the application and meeting the pet.


Home Check

We ask that you submit short video clips / photos of the areas around your home and all areas the pet would have access to including outdoor


Take the Pet Home

Feline Pet-Parenting – learn to choose pet foods, common symptoms of diseases, cat litters to avoid, how to choose a vet, cat care.

Additional adoption info

Your adoption comes with a “free” vet exam at The Cat Care Clinic, Orange, CA and includes a two-hour Feline Pet-Parenting Consultation. Your new pet has been blood tested for common disease’s, (feline aids & feline leukemia), vaccinated, dewormed, has no fleas.

An AVID microchip is implanted and the chips registration in the National Pet-Recovery Data Base is included. A 30-day health commitment protects your pet, too.

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Appointments Made To Meet Our Pets In The Caregiver's Home!

More about this rescue

We adopt kittens in pairs believing all young beings should have a playmate of the same species, similar age.

Our foster parents help match the pairs of "best play buddies)

The animals are in private homes and well-loved.

All the rescue organizations are not the same. We all get them from the same places, but well-socialized kittens are not easy to come by.

We specialize in “pet-quality” cats and kittens. A pet-quality cat has had positive experiences with humans and has felt loved. Many of our kittens like to be carried and held and would make great family members.

Kittens that have not been well-socialized or handled a lot avoid people, hide and are jumpy and are often described as independent and aloof or abused.

Why do we promote our kittens in pairs?

All young animals need a playmate. They learn social skills through play-fighting. Kittens need an “equal energy” playmate to interact with. Just like kids picking friends, they pick someone who likes to do the same things. Biting and attacking ankles may be cute when a kitten is small, but a full grown cat can bite hard. Behaviors that the public dislike are created by not making the best choice for the animals. Adopting a pair of young animals that have the same energy level that were well-socialized is the best choice.