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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!!! 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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ADOPTED! Sleek, Mod Sophistication: Emma Peal

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ADOPTED! Sleek, Mod Sophistication: Emma Peal

Emma (named for one of the icons of mod, Emma Peal) is a lovely female tuxedo kitty who lives at a SNAP foster home.  Emma was homeless when she gave birth to a large litter of kittens, but she and her offspring were lucky enough to get placed into loving foster care.  Although Emma adores her foster mother, they’ve decided it’s time for Emma to find her forever home! Emma – or Ms. Peal – is a stylish lap cat decked out in black and white mod sophistication.  She adores attention, doesn’t want to be left out of any of the action, and likes to be petted.  If you hold out your hand, Emma has a charming way of leaning into it so that you can reach that special spot under her chin. Emma’s trust, when she places her head in your hand and begs for affection, will melt your heart in a second.  Even though she is a mother, Emma is still a young cat, under two years old. When we visited, Emma was so excited to see visitors that she would not sit still for her pictures!  As you can see, she has long white whiskers, amber-green eyes, and pretty white go-go boots.  She’s a classic tuxedo dame with a white bib and mostly black face.  You may not be able to tell in these pictures, but her tail has the cutest way of forming a little shepherd’s crook when she’s happy – and that’s most of the time. Emma lives in a foster home with multiple other kitties, so she could join an existing cat family – but we also think she would be fine as an only cat.  Because of that, Emma’s future forever family could take many forms: an addition to an existing pet family, an only cat, a companion for existing kitties, or company around the house for a work-at-homer or retiree. Emma can’t wait to meet you.  What time is best for you?  Just let us know and we’ll do everything we can to make it happen.  You can pre-apply to adopt Emma online, too.  Like all SNAP animals, Emma is spayed, up to date on vaccinations and tests, and...

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Adopted! Madeline: Move Over Bette Midler, Atlanta Adoptable Diva wants the Stage

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Adopted! Madeline: Move Over Bette Midler, Atlanta Adoptable Diva wants the Stage

If striking calico Madeline were a two-legged rather than a four-legged entertainer, she would be Bette Midler. Or perhaps, for the generation of people who remember, Ethel Merman.  Like these iconic women, when Madeline is in your line of vision, she fills up the room with her personality and won’t let you look anywhere else! That’s one reason it was really hard to get pictures of her when we visited a few weeks ago.  Madeline practically vibrates with energy when a person is near her, she is so anxious for hugs and attention.  We really do mean hugs, too: she literally wraps her paws around her neck and purrs contentedly.  A consummate professional, two-year old Madeline practically tap-dances to gain human applause, and jumps from table to ledge and back again to show you her best angle. Although Madeline sports typical calico colors, the placement of them is striking.  Her base, predominant color (including her face) is a mottled black. A precise and well-defined orange line of fur spills from her eyebrows to the tip of her nose.  She has a white collar, and four pretty white feet; one ear is tipped in the same calico orange hue.  With deep green eyes, and long white whiskers and eyebrows, she is a sight to behold! And speaking of sight, you should know that when Madeline was a kitten, she caught a horrible eye infection.  Although we were able to save the eye, it is visibly cloudy.  Madeline still has vision in the eye, though, and does not require any special medication or ongoing treatments.  Madeline knows she’s much more than just another pretty face, so her eye doesn’t bother her at all. Madeline gets along well with other cats, as long as everyone is on board that she is the diva and gets first dibs on attention.  Madeline would be just fine as a solo act, too. Like all SNAP animals, Madeline is fully vetted, spayed, up to date on all shots and tests, and microchipped. To see her next performance, drop us a note and we’ll arrange a visit so that you can get to know each other.  Please come prepared to toss roses. You can also pre-apply to adopt Madeline online. Madeline can’t wait to take her performance on the road to your house, and has already suggested that a feathered boa would make a great housewarming gift....

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ADOPTED@!!!!! Mad About Mango: Playful Tropical-Colored Adoptable Kitten, Atlanta

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ADOPTED@!!!!! Mad About Mango: Playful Tropical-Colored Adoptable Kitten, Atlanta

If you are a SNAP follower, you might remember Papaya and Guava, who were adopted over Christmas.  Mango is their oh-so-active brother who, at the time of their adoption was absent from SNAP’s line up because he went exploring in an unused fireplace and ended up covered with soot!  After a few other adventures, Mango is now all cleaned up and ready for action. In September of last year, a nice lady found Mango’s pregnant mother and took her to a veterinarian. Mango was born at the vet’s office, and lived there during his first days.  Today he is a cuddly, active, all-kitten ball of fur that demands your attention and steals your heart – quickly. Mango is predominantly white, with a sweet peach nose and peach paw pads.  He has delicious mango-colored patches scattered in his coat: his tail is mostly mango, and there are patches of mango on his head, with one mango tabby-like strip off of his pretty green eyes.  He’s sort of a patchwork mango cream kitten that will grow into a striking adult.  His fur is short but thick, and feels wonderful beneath your hands. Mango has long white whiskers and perky ears that glow pink…that he loves to have rubbed!  He’s very curious and persistently head-bumped the camera while we were trying to capture him in action. Mango gets along very well with his other kitten-mates at the PetSmart adoption center near Howell Mill & I-75, where he currently lives.  He loves playing, and darts from one friend to the next to tackle, jump, and roll.  He also seeks out human attention, and enjoys affection and playtime.  One of the best things about Mango is that he adores dogs, as you can see from the picture below Because he is an active kitten, typical for his age, Mango should be adopted to a home that has other animals that want to play.  He will also benefit from – and bond – by having humans in his life who play with him regularly and help expend that kitten energy in socializing games. Aren’t you mad for Mango, too?  Drop us a note to set up a meeting, or pre-apply to adopt online.  We can’t wait for you to meet...

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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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(ADOPTED!) Fearless Flynn Waiting for His Forever Family: ATL Adoptable 2-Year Old Dog

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(ADOPTED!) Fearless Flynn Waiting for His Forever Family: ATL Adoptable 2-Year Old Dog

Just look at this dashing, intelligent, pup.  Big liquid brown eyes…perky black ears…distinctive markings around his eyes that always make him look like he’s listening intently and is a little concerned…and lots of orange-y tan and black fur. This distinguished face belongs to SNAP’s newest canine guest, Flynn, named for the hero of the movie Tangled.  Just like the Disney Flynn, SNAP’s Flynn has a huge heart and plenty of charm.  Flynn loves people and does well with children, but would rather not ever, ever, ever see a cat! Flynn is a Pincher and Beagle mix with some hound or Shepard mixed in as well. He has the pretty markings of a Pincher and is medium sized, only 30 lbs. This fully grown dynamo still looks like a puppy, even though he is two years old.  Flynn is very pleased with how well he is aging even though his life got off to a rough start. Flynn made his way to SNAP after his owner just put him outside one day and left him there!  This poor little man was picked up by Animal Control, and then came to live with SNAP volunteers and wait until his real family finds him. Here are the things that Flynn thinks his real family should know: Flynn is house broken, so no work to do there! Flynn is smart, too, and is learning basic commands such as sit and down. He already knows drop it and leave it. Flynn loves to play fetch!  He will run and bring anything back to you..again and again! Flynn is a very fast learner and his foster mother has found it easy to train with treats. One of Flynn’s favorite things to do is go for a ride in the car! He also likes to snuggle with his human family on the couch at night. Given a choice, Flynn would rather sleep with you in bed than anywhere else! Flynn is crate trained as well but really likes to be with people.  Flynn’s foster mother tells us that he is the perfect dog for an active family with children or other dogs. Flynn definitely needs to run around and burn off his energy; compared to other dogs his size, he has a normal energy level.  Flynn’s blue sky dream home would have a fenced yard and someone home all day to hang out.  If this doesn’t quite describe you but you really think Flynn is the dog of your dreams, drop us a line to ask questions or explore options.  We can arrange a meet and greet, help you and Flynn get to know each other, and see if it might be a good fit.  You can also apply with no obligation to pre-adopt Flynn online. Flynn is fixed, chipped, up to date on shots and heartworm negative.  And most of all, Flynn is shivering with excitement over meeting his real forever family. PS:  Flynn wants to remind you…NO...

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The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Baby: Quo Goes Home

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The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Baby:  Quo Goes Home

SNAP Volunteers were moved  at a New Year’s Eve very special adoption of a tiny ginger kitten then named Tabby.  As 2012 prepared to slip over into 2013, Tabby, now renamed Quotex, or Quo for short, went home with a girl who only had one item on her Christmas list:  a new fuzzy best friend.  As you can see from the pictures here. Quo has settled into his forever family and is purring his way through 2013. Happy Tales,...

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