To say that Gremlin has a will to live would be an understatement. On the way back from the city’s animal control shelter in North Philadelphia with a van full of new rescues, PAWS spotted him huddled near a sewer grate – filthy, skinny, and covered in fleas. It was like he was demanding to be rescued, and they had no choice but to oblige. All their cage spaces are full with animals pulled from ACCT (they always are, as a policy), so a staff member took him into foster care. The day they rescued him, he was emaciated, dehydrated, anemic from flea bites, covered in mud, with an infected eye, leaky ears, an upper respiratory infection, and a belly full of worms. But, he was determined to be a healthy kitten. After two weeks in foster care, he’s making a great recovery and is well on his way to becoming a house pet. He will be available for adoption in a few weeks, so contact email@example.com to express interest!
If you can’t wait that long, this weeks featured adoptable pet is Mittens.
Imagine living in a comfy home and suddenly coming into a shelter surrounded by strange people and lots of other cats. That’s what happened to Mittens when his owner was forced to give him up due to landlord issues. When he first arrived at PAWS, Mittens stayed in the back of his cage, scared, because he didn’t know what was happening. Now he has adjusted and waits at the front of his cage seeking attention (or maybe just his breakfast!). He’s a little unsure of visitors, but if you go slowly, he truly opens up – giving kisses and letting you gently stroke his head. He will make a wonderful house pet and also gets along well with other cats. He’s waiting at PAWS’ Adoption Center at 2nd and Arch Streets for someone to cozy up with!