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ADOPTED!! Meet Monito, Adoptable Teenage Cat, Atlanta’s Newest Mane Event

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ADOPTED!! Meet Monito, Adoptable Teenage Cat, Atlanta’s Newest Mane Event

Looking at the magestic figure of young SNAP cat Monito, it’s easy to imagine him on a shimmering savanna stalking antelope.  He has a regal bearing, piercing green eyes, and an extraordinary flowing mane.  You can practically see  him leading a pride of lions in pursuit of dinner…until he lets out a tiny “mew” and rolls over and begs for tummy rubs, that is.  At nine months old, Monito is not quite a full adult, and has plenty of kittenish love and fun left to share with the right family.  Monito is a typical Black Norwegian Forest Cat, a breed that is known for being friendly and intelligence.  He certainly fits the bill! Monito’s full coat is part of what gives him an illusion of a wildebeast-chaser.  What is extra special about this big fluffy boy is that his coat is not a solid black; his bib is a lovely graduated brownish gray and cream. He has a neat triangular black nose and long white whiskers that balance out his classic good looks.  Against all the black fur, you can’t help but notice his cute pink tounge, too, when he especially enjoys a kitten treat. His eyes are two distinct shades of green: the outer orb is a yellowish-green and the inner circle around the pupil is a deep forest green. You shouldn’t be fooled by Monito’s distinguished appearance, though.  Monito has a sweet – and surprisingly small – mew and will talk to you with a little encouragement.  When our volunteer took these pictures, Monito laid his head in her hand and collapsed on his back, offering his lovely tum-tum for rubs.  He loves to play, too, as you can see from the pictures below.  Before Monito moved to the PetSmart adoption center at Howell Mill and I-75 in Atlanta, he used to attend adoption events that are typically noisy with lots of other cats, dogs, and strangers around.  He was calm and focused, although curious.  Monito is not a skittish cat, and we anticipate that he’ll adjust well to a variety of environments. Because he has long hair, Monito will human help managing that magnificent mane.  He enjoys being groomed, and the routine of combing will be a great way for his new family to bond with him.  Monito likes humans, especially since he was born into a loving foster home.  Monito’s mother was found abandoned in a parking lot – and very pregnant.  She made her way into the SNAP program and later gave birth to a healthy litter of kittens that have been raised by SNAP volunteers. Monito will flourish in a home that has other animals, but he doesn’t have to be adopted with any of his siblings.  Because he loves humans, he should be in a situation that offers him a lot of chances to interact.  Although he looks full grown, he’s still a kitten at heart, so setting aside time for playing will also help Monito adjust to his new forever home. Monito lives at the Howell Mill & I-75 permanent adoption center, and wants to show you how easy it would be to bring a touch of the savanna into your Atlanta home.  Like all SNAP animals, he is neutered, up to date on all shots and vaccinations, and microchipped.  You can pre-apply to adopt Monito online, and contact us to arrange a play...

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ADOPTED! Maya the Monarch Requests You at Court

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ADOPTED! Maya the Monarch Requests You at Court

Of all God’s four-legged creatures, cats seem to know (perhaps more than any) how beautiful they are.  Four-month-old Maya certainly does.  Maya moves with all the regal grace and bearing of a crowned monarch as she benevolently reigns her foster mother’s home.  She holds court every afternoon, when the sun is at just the right place to catch her best side, in the cushy, comfortable cat room, where she allows her humans to approach and admire her…and of course wait on her hand and foot! Maya and her siblings have come a long way since our SNAP volunteer rescued them.  Maya doesn’t like to mention it because it’s not very regal at all, but when she was found, she was literally eating food from the ground that had fallen from a dumpster at an apartment complex.  Even though it took some time for Maya to get used to her foster home, she was very relieved that someone spotted her highborn station and took her to safe surroundings. As you can see, Maya is a silvery brown with unusually dramatic markings.  If she looks familiar, you might remember her brother, Bart, who SNAP helped place a few weeks ago.  Maya sports sassy thigh-high white stockings on her hind legs, twitches her long white whiskers to get your attention, and surveys her domain through dreamy gray-green eyes that are framed in dark brown and tilt up.  She has a sweet peachy-brown nose (accented by dark brown) and pink paw pads. Her front paws have tiny white socks, and she has a soft white bib. Maya’s faithful cat-in-waiting is Toby, a gorgeous orange young gentleman, who Maya has requested also be relocated to her new royal quarters.  Maya hails from the Buford Highway area in Atlanta, but is willing to consider any offers of suitable housing that come her way. As a young monarch, Maya enjoys her playing with her cat toys (including Toby!) and prefers to sleep on her cat trees.  She entertains herself well, but will benefit from being in a home with other animals, particularly because she is still a kitten.  However, Maya doesn’t demand constant attention…just attention when she wants it. Like all SNAP kitties, Maya is spayed and microchipped, as well as current on all vaccinations and tests. Maya and Toby will be moving into the PetSmart permanent adoption center at the Howell Mill & I-75 N. location in the middle of February, and can’t wait to meet you.  Maya has agreed to offer royal dispensation on the whole bowing and curtsy routine, too.  If you have questions or want to schedule a time to play with Maya, just drop us a note.  You can also pre-apply to adopt Maya...

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ADOPTED!!! Toby and his Guardian Angel: Tiny Ginger Kitten Finds Safety in ATL, Available for Adoption

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ADOPTED!!! Toby and his Guardian Angel: Tiny Ginger Kitten Finds Safety in ATL, Available for Adoption

Four-month-old Toby doesn’t know it, but he’s had a guaradian angel watching him since he was a few weeks old.  In fact, Toby’s foster mother was waiting and watching for him for a long time before she was able to bring him to safety.  Our SNAP volunteer regularly feeds a colony of feral cats on Buford Highway, and often runs into friendly animals who, in a perfect world, should be cared for by a human family.  Are they abandoned?  Lost?  We’ll never know – but Toby’s mother caught our volunteer’s attention when she joined the feral colony at feeding time, looking for a square meal. Toby’s mother was social enough to enjoy being cuddled and held – and our volunteer was on the verge of taking her in when she saw that the young cat was actually nursing.  That meant that somewhere nearby, there were probably kittens in hiding.  Our volunteer didn’t know how many, or when she would see them, but she certainly could not take away the kittens’ food supply or protection.  So, she fed the friendly young cat, and kept going back. Within a month or two, our volunteer spotted two gorgeous kittens with the friendly mother, but was unable to trap them.  Ten days later, sadly, she spotted only one kitten…and realized that the other poor kitten most likely did not survive.  She was finally able to trap this handsome young man, now named Toby. Like his mother, Toby has lovely green eyes, and dramatic orange-on-orange markings that will become more intense as he grows in shades of pale pumpkin and deep burnt sienna.  His tiny muzzle is white, and the fur around his eyes is lighter too.  Toby has long white whiskers, a peach nose and peach paw pads, and alert, kissable pink ears! Toby’s best friend at his foster mother’s is named Maya.  He and Maya take turns chasing each other, conducting cat tree relay races, and batting catnip mice.  Toby is a relaxed kitten, as ginger kitties often are, with other animals.  He is shy with people at first, but his foster mother tells us that since he’s come out of his shell, he has taken over her apartment.  Toby’s favorite way to hang out with his foster mother is to lay on her tummy and talk to her while she pets him.  When she’s lucky, she even gets Toby kitten kisses. Since Toby is a kitten, it’s important that he be adopted into a home where there are other animals for him to hang out with.  His personality is somewhat reserved, so making sure that he is not alone in his new home takes on even more import.  Toby hasn’t yet been dog-tested, but his foster mother thinks that with a slow introduction, he would be fine.  Toby’s secret wish is that he be adopted with his best friend Maya! Like all SNAP animals, Toby is neutered, up to date on all vaccinations and shots, and microchipped.  Toby and Maya will be moving into the PetSmart permanent adoption center at the Howell Mill & I-75 N. location in the middle of February, and can’t wait to meet you.  If you have questions or want to schedule a time to play with Toby, just drop us a note.  You can also pre-apply to adopt Toby online.  (as of...

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Bailey the Marcel Marceau Look Alike

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Bailey the Marcel Marceau Look Alike

Bailey is a special, loveable black and white boy between four and five months old whose uniquely colored face reminds us of a mime’s grease paint!  It’s easy to fall in love with his quirky Marcel Marceau coloring; a broad white stripe starts on Bailey’s forehead and swoops down his nose, detouring around his black nose pad in the most cutely crooked way. Bailey became part of the SNAP family when he, his siblings and his mother showed up at a Stone Mountain location where a SNAP volunteer regularly feeds a feral colony.  After watching them, she realized that the little family was living in a nearby – and unsafe – storm drain.  Our volunteer decided that Bailey and his siblings could be socialized and placed with loving families.  She brought the kittens into her home, and made sure their mother was spayed, checked for health issues, and re-released to the feral colony. Bailey has blossomed in his new indoor life with his foster mother.  He recently visited the Buckhead PetSmart for an adoption event, and did very well despite all the noise and chaos!  He has huge, expressive green eyes and classic tuxedo black and white good looks.  His fur is medium length, and his white bib matches his sweet white feet.   Bailey has a gentle temperament, reacted well to strangers, and enjoyed the attention he received. Bailey is very curious, as you can tell from the pictures below…we took lots, but he was most interested in looking at his surroundings!  His foster mother tells us that Bailey is the most outgoing of his siblings, and is a purr monster when he receives human attention.  He loves to leap from cat tree to cat tree, and begs for love in the form of head rubs. Bailey will flourish in a home with other animals for companionship, so we would like to see him join a family with another kitten – one of his siblings would be idea –  or with a family that already has friendly pets.  He loves to play and needs an active outlet for all his kitten energy, and will bond very closely with the humans who can provide him with that. We think that every home needs a cat like Bailey, so we’d love to arrange a play date so that you can meet him.  Just let us know when you’re available.  You can always pre-apply to adopt Bailey online, too.  Like all SNAP animals, Bailey is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all vaccinations and...

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Smokey, a Distinguished Gray Haired Bachelor

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Smokey, a Distinguished Gray Haired Bachelor

Update: Smokey no longer needs any special food. He is fine on just a good quality food. Previously: Matchmaking the perfect family and lonely kitty at a crowded adoption event is a lot like speed dating: it’s hard to focus, let alone actually get to know each other!  At least that’s been handsome Smokey’s experience up until now. Like many kitties, Smokey needs to get to know people before he can really let loose and show them his personality.  At noisy adoption events, it can be hard for Smokey to put his best food forward.  That’s why Smokey, at 2 years old, is still looking for his perfect home. As a last resort, we convinced Smokey to try online dating.  He agreed to let us take a shot at writing his lonely-hearts ad.  Tell us what you think! You can probably guess why I’m named Smokey.  I’m a lovely gray – my full mane of soft fur is my best feature – and my foster mother tells me that I move from room to room just like a puff of smoke, too.  I have clear green eyes, a white muzzle, and long white whiskers. I feel a little silly writing you instead of gathering up the courage to meet you in person, but I thought if we got to know each other this way first, it might make things a little easier. I’m a young cat –  just two years old – so I have a lot of years of loving left in me!  When it’s just me and my foster mother, I love to lounge in her lap and make little kitty biscuits on her stomach.  My favorite Big Daddy Smokes position is stretched out completely on my back so that you can give me tummy rubs. But if a stranger enters the room….poof!  I become – you guessed it – a cloud of smoke.  I get along just fine with other cats but haven’t been around dogs very much.  It’s humans that spook me sometimes, that’s all.  Please don’t take it personally. It’s not that I don’t trust you…I’m just one of those really shy guys who has to get to know you first.  After I give you my heart, though, buckle up for the full Smokey love experience! You should know that I have to have a special type of food – not gourmet or anything, you can buy it at a regular store – but I do have a sensitive tummy.  My foster mom can tell you all about it.  I’m not a picky eater, though.  I’m very healthy, neutered so no pesky tomcat behavior, and even microchipped! My perfect home would have people who are loving and patient enough to let me settle in before they expect too much interaction with me.  My new family members will let me set my own boundaries…but I promise, I won’t take too long to settle in.  I can be an only cat, or hang out with other cats – doesn’t matter much to me!  I hope you don’t think I’m cheap or anything for bringing it up. Are you Smokey’s true love, or can you set him up with the perfect match?  We’d love to start a conversation between you two, so drop us a line to set it up.  You can also pre-apply to adopt Smokey online.  We promise, you won’t regret...

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When the Saved Become the Saviors: Ayla, Ansley & Simon

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When the Saved Become the Saviors: Ayla, Ansley & Simon

No one loves an adoption story happy ending more than SNAP.  The story we heard today from recent SNAP adopter Ayla, though, is about much more than rescuing cats: it’s about when saving cats turns into saving humans, in this case, Ayla. Ayla gladly agreed to let us share her story with SNAP friends and supporters in the hopes that it may inspire others who share her struggles, or have loved ones afflicted by depression and anxiety.  This brave woman chose to try to fight her illness by caring for two souls who needed her – and ended up finding the lifeline she needed. Ayla wrote, “I’m writing to you today to let you know how much the two cats I adopted have changed my life. I never thought of myself as a cat person at all until last year when I was diagnosed with severe anxiety and depression, as well as a cyst in my brain.” Although it may seem strange that an illness could transform Ayla into a cat lover, her reasoning was sound.  “ I thought my life was over,” she continued, “until I read an article online that said having a pet to care for can really help individuals with chronic mental and physical illnesses. I thought to myself, why not? I will give it a try.” Ayla adopted two slightly older SNAP kitties, Ansley and Lake.  Ansley is a beautiful brown tabby with dramatic markings, and Lake is a striking Russian blue.  Although the two cats are not littermates, they quickly bonded – not only with each other, but their new mother, Ayla. Ayla explained.  “What happened in the months after adopting my two cats is truly amazing.  I went from lying in bed all day in tears to actually getting up and smiling more. In fact every time I look at my cats I can’t help but smile!”  It’s easy to see why, too, when you look at the pictures of Ansley and Lake (now named Simon) curled up together. With a reason to smile every day, a new gift revealed itself to Ayla: a reduction of fear and shame about her condition.  “I spent so many months terrified and ashamed of my illness,” she wrote.  “Now, when anyone asks me what I do to relax, I honestly tell them that I pet my cats! Every day is still a struggle but now I see hope in my future.” SNAP is thrilled and humbled to have played a role in this match that was certainly made in heaven for Ayla and SNAP alumni Ansley and Lake.  SNAP – and Ayla! – invite you to share this story with friends and loved ones  you think might benefit from it. You can catch up with SNAP kitties by checking out our blog and liking our Facebook page.  If you are looking for something special, don’t hesitate to drop us a line to ask about the animals in our care; we are happy to help match you to the perfect feline friend.  SNAP always welcomes your help,...

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ADOPTED! Gentle Jezebel, Watercolor Hued Dilute Calico Kitty, Adoptable in Atlanta

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ADOPTED! Gentle Jezebel, Watercolor Hued Dilute Calico Kitty, Adoptable in Atlanta

Gentle Jezebel is what is known as a dilute calico because of the delicate, watercolor peach and gray shades (with the occasional spot of gold) of her cloud-soft fur.  She has luxuriously long white whiskers, fluffy soft-as-silk fur, and glowing green-gold eyes that highlight the gold portions of her fur. When she sits still, in just the right light, Jezebel is a living piece of feline art. Jezebel’s foster mother rescued gentle Jezebel from an apartment complex on Buford Highway in Atlanta. We don’t know a lot about Jezzie’s early life – she is a year and a half old now – but think that at one time she had a family.  When she was found, poor Jezebel was struggling to swallow because of a kitten-sized flea collar she had long outgrown…but of course could not remove without human help.  Did she wander off from her family?  Was she abandoned?  We’ll never know the answers, but are thankful she showed up one night when our SNAP volunteer was feeding other cats.  When Jezebel begged for food, our volunteer took in her too-small collar, matted fur, and incredibly sweet disposition and took her home without hesitation. Jezebel’s foster mother looks forward to her daily chats with her pretty feline visitor.  Jezzie knows how to make her wishes known, especially when she wants wet food!  She tolerates other cats, but Jezebel would probably prefer being the only feline in a household.  Her foster mother explains that Jezebel is a self-sufficient young cat, and maneuvers in her current foster environment very well, which is probably a by-product of living on the street.  Jezebel can get along with anyone. Jezebel loves the company of humans, and escorts her foster mother from room to room. We believe that because of Jezebel’s sweet temperament and endless patience she would do well with children, too. Jezzie’s favorite snooze spots include napping with her foster mother in a human bed, or curled up in her cat tree.  For such a beauty, she is low maintenance except when she begs for tummy rubs! Jezebel is ready to bring her living art to your home gallery.  This scrumptious girl is fully vetted, spayed, up to date on all shots and tests, and ready to meet her forever family.  As an adult, her adoption fee is only $25, too.  Jezebel’s foster mother would love to arrange a meeting between you and Jezebel, so drop us a note to set up a first date.  You can also pre-apply to adopt Jezebel...

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ADOPTED!! And the Award Goes to….Oscar! Adoptable Action Hero Kitten, Atlanta.

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ADOPTED!!  And the Award Goes to….Oscar! Adoptable Action Hero Kitten, Atlanta.

Slim, sleek, and well-groomed, Oscar is a dashing thunderbolt of kitten energy who spends his days prowling along the wall, hiding the shadow of cat trees and stalking unsuspecting multi-colored toy mice with lethal focus. Watching Oscar with his kitten roommates is a delight as they pounce and roll and tackle and dive.  Oscar, in particular, quickly catapults from bench to ledge to cage and back again in record time, landing with complete grace and tumbling into his customary somersault.  Oscar is the picture of active, playful, kittenhood, and he can’t wait to leave the adoption center and venture into the big wild world. Like all seasoned hunters, Oscar knows that blending in is key and has chosen a monochromatic color scheme:  his black nose, black paw pads and black whiskers compliment his black fur.  He has deep green eyes, and the smallest bit of white fluff under his chin.  Once you get to know him, he’ll even let you pet it. Oscar gets along very well with other cats, and was born at his foster mother’s home, so he’s had a good start to his life.  His ideal family would be one with other animals to play with, plenty of room to rehearse and act out his next action adventure script, and most of all, plenty of interaction and love from his humans. We would love to introduce you to Oscar.  Drop us a note, or pre-apply to adopt Oscar...

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ADOPTED! Chillaxed Curry, Expert Foot Swimmer and Biscuit Maker, Seeks Atlanta Home: Adoptable Adult Male Cat

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ADOPTED! Chillaxed Curry, Expert Foot Swimmer and Biscuit Maker, Seeks Atlanta Home: Adoptable Adult Male Cat

Don’t let Curry’s spicy name fool you.  This gentle young orange/buff tabby is as mellow and people-friendly as they come.  With pale yellow/green eyes, long white whiskers and a peach nose, Curry is ready to purr for you. Curry was dumped in an Atlanta neighborhood where he went from door to door until he found a friendly family who eventually settled him with a SNAP volunteer last week.  Curry’s personality emerged within moments:  he is relaxed, friendly (already bestowing kitty biscuits on his fosters) and likes to talk to people.  Curry and his foster mom worked co-authored the perfect introduction, with Curry comfortably settled on her desk as you can see below, reminding her to spell check. Dear Atlanta Future Family: My name is Curry, but my new foster Mom calls me Cuddle Monkey.  I will answer to either, because I just like to have conversations with engaging people! Are you looking for a cuddly, sweet, and attentive kitty? I am just the fella for you! I just love to cuddle, sit in your lap, lay on your desktop, and swim around your feet. I just want to love you and be loved by you. I am so happy to be inside. I was dumped in a neighborhood and lived outside in the cold, where I went from home to home, looking for someone to take me in. I finally found a warm, caring foster family. But I’d love nothing more than to go to a real home where I can lay on your lap and make biscuits on your tummy. I am super friendly, love to be held, and very chatty. I’ll tell you all about it! I am easy going, and laid back. I would be fine as an only pet and I will keep you warm and happy with my purrs and biscuits! XOXO, Curry Because of his sweet disposition, Curry would fit in well in multiple situations.  He can be an only cat, he would be perfect for a work-at-homer who wants mellow company, and would be ideal for a shut in or senior who just wants some companionship.  Orange tabbies are known for their friendly disposition, and this delicately-colored buff boy will spice up any home. As soon as Curry is fully vetted, he’ll be ready for adoption.  We think he’s around 2 – 3 years old, and like all SNAP cats will be microchipped, vaccinated and tested.  If you have a small corner where Curry would fit, drop us a note and let us know.  This gentle boy would love to meet you.  You can pre-apply to adopt Curry online,...

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ADOPTED!!! Prankster Bonkers Livens Up Any Party: Adoptable Atlanta 7-mo Kitty

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ADOPTED!!! Prankster Bonkers Livens Up Any Party: Adoptable Atlanta 7-mo Kitty

It’s pretty easy to go bonkers over Bonkers.  Bonkers, an orange tabby with glowing amber eyes, a peach nose, and long white whiskers has a captivating slapstick sense of humor that will keep you entertained.  His latest trick is that when his foster dad bends over, Bonkers hops up and does his best Low Rider imitation (you can see he looks pretty pleased with himself in the pictures).  Bonkers also likes to groom his humans – their hair, in particular – to help keep them nice and tidy.  He enjoys being the center of attention and is always glad to take a pratfall to get a laugh. This seven-month-old young man was rescued from a shelter when he was just a baby. We’ve included some baby pictures below so that you can see just how special he is.  Bonkers is very social and loves hanging out with people, other cats, and gets along fine with dogs.  He adores human interaction and eagerly joins in games (especially if they involve a moving feather), responds to your voice (even though he may ignore requests to stop with the grooming), and basically just wants to be part of the family. Even though Bonkers likes to play hard, his foster mother asked us to share that he is a gentle young man who understands that claws are not for scratching people!  Because Bonkers has shown himself to be gentle with young cats, dogs, and children, we think he would shine in a home with children who may be too young for a tiny kitten.  At 7 months, he’s the perfect age to become a little one’s new best friend.  Because Bonkers is so strongly social, we would prefer to place him in a home that has other animals. Bonkers is busy working on his next trick (he won’t tell us what it is), waiting to meet you and show it off.  Let us know when you’d like to get together!  This handsome young man is neutered, up to date on all shots and vaccinations, and microchipped.  You can also pre-apply to adopt him online. PS: Bonkers dug out this old video from when he was just a kitten. Wasn’t he cute!! [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP0w7qyCfKY&feature=plcp[/tube] Bonkers is pretty pleased with himself, grooming his foster...

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