When this SNAP senior volunteer (pictured here) visited the Howell Mill & I-75 PetSmart adoption center, it only took a moment before this sweet kitty, Pine, crawled into her lap and would not budge until she talked to him, petted his ears, rubbed his tummy, and gave him a kitty kiss or two. This gorgeous teenage kitty – and his outgoing personality and insistence on being with humans – is a reminder that sometimes, slightly older or special needs kitties make ideal matches for seniors or people who need to remain close to home.
For example, Pine lost an eye to an illness as a kitten, but he doesn’t know that he’s different. He just likes to play, adores the other cats in the adoption center, hates to go back into his cage, and craves human companionship. Pine was rescued from a trailer park north of Atlanta where SNAP actively works to maintain and protect the feral cats that wander in. Pine, with his long white whiskers, dramatic stripes and soft as silk fur, is the farthest thing from feral. Pine has been socialized by SNAP volunteers since he was tiny, and is ready to find a forever home.
This holiday season, think about whether you or someone you know might have room for a SNAP kitty under the tree. For special circumstances, SNAP has our Love Connection program, where we match special animals like Pine with loving homes who may need financial support to care for adopted animal. You can learn more by dropping us a line, or applying to adopt online.