My name is Roo and I am
a pretty tiger and white girl. I was born into Hearthside on September 8, 1997 and my mother and siblings were all adopted a long time ago.
Although there has never been any cruelty in my life, I have decided that I prefer the company of other cats over humans. In fact, I panic so badly when I am faced with the vet that my
temperature raises to dangerous levels. Becuase of this my foster mom would be afraid to place me into a new home. I will occasionally come up to
have my ears scratched because I just can't resist!
Winky was born in 2003 and was originally adopted from Hearthside 7 years ago. However, his family's circumstances changed and
they could no longer care for him so we welcomed him back into our foster care. This sudden change has stressed him out a bit, but he is very sweet
and enjoys attention and petting. His unique markings are very handsome. He has several medical issues that make him an unlikely candidate for adoption
so he is welcome to live out his golden years in our foster care.
My name is Felix, and I am a
6 year old gray and white boy. My previous people had me declawed, and
I am a little insecure. I still have trouble using a litterbox at times even though my vets can't figure out
any medical reason for this behavior. I am glad to live in a foster home where I am loved despite my flaws.
Snappy is a tiger and white female cat. She was born in May of 2004. She is very
playful, fun and pleasant on her own terms, but serious medical issues make her an unlikely candidate for adoption. She suffers from respiratory problems
as well as chronic teeth
and eye infections and she does not allow anyone to medicate her. We will continue to treat her as best we can and hope that she
finds the right home someday.
Casey is a very beautiful long-haired orange tiger. He is neutered, born
in 2003. Casey and his sister, Ashley, were found living in the basement
of a cottage on Conesus lake, living on mice and moles and rain water. Thanks
to Hearthside he is now living a life of luxury indoors in his
foster home. Casey can be petted every now and then but it's not on his
top 10 favorite things list.
Patchwork is a large adult male cat. He does NOT like to be around cats or other animals - they make him very grumpy.
He sometimes displays his grumpiness by biting or urinating outside of a litterbox. Due to his unpredictable behavior, we
expect that Patchwork will be an unlikely candidate for adoption. We are looking for sponsors to help us provide for his long-term care.
Kitty Kitty is a spayed female born approximately 1999. She was found
hunkered down under someone's mobile home one frosty cold winter's day. In
foster care for almost two years now, Kitty Kitty still prefers to keep her
distance from the humans in the household. She does, however, love to eat
and loves snuggling up with a few of her favorite male cats.
His former owners moved
out of their apartment and left this elderly poor boy behind without food or water!
Luckily the landlord found him and was kind enough to care for him until the
apartment was rented. Although he's legally blind, he gets along well with the other cats.
He has a routine as far as where he eats, where his litter box should be and where he
sleeps (and if something is in his way he'll just use a front paw to feel the best
way around it!). When he came to HSC he was a scared, shy, skinny, sick 7 pound kitty.
Four years later he healthy and happy, tipping the scales at 13 pounds. He loves life,
loves a nice, warm lap and loves to be petted and kissed.
Marie is a black and white female cat who was born in June of 2001. Although she is very beautiful, her
disposition does not match her good looks! She has a somewhat nasty attitude towards humans. She does not mind
being around humans as long as they don't try to touch her. If one gets too close for comfort, she
will make it very clear that she is upset, sometimes with her claws or even teeth. She does not mind being
around other cats though. We hope that someday she will find a loving home that can understand her special needs, but if not,
she will always have a home with Hearthside.
Ludwig, along with a few other cats, was being fed by a caring senior
gentleman. When he felt he no longer could care for the cats he called
Hearthside. The cats have come in and been adopted out, but for Ludwig.
His temperament was such that after being neutered the staff at the
veterinary hospital were actually relieved when Hearthside picked him up!
It has taken quite some time but Ludwig, who now goes by the nickname
"Squeaky" because that's the only noise he can make, will allow his foster
humans to rub his head and allow him to curl up on their laps when he feels
Nina is a lovely brown tiger girl who came to Hearthside as a single kitten. She was born in August of 2001
and hadn't been handled at all. Unfortunately this has made her very distrustful of humans, much like a feral cat.
She is afraid of her foster mom and often hisses at her, but Nina will usually sleep on her bed at night.
She enjoys the other cats and is very happy here. She still hides when others come into the house, but enjoys the windows and the porch railing when the house is quiet.
Emmaline is a is a beautiful pastel tortie who was born in August of 2002. She came
to Hearthside with a serious spinal injury and does not have full control over her lower body. Our vets are
not sure if the injury is the result of a birth defect or collision with a car. She does manage to walk
despite her handicap, but she cannot run or climb well. She also cannot use a litter box like most cats do
and will most likely spend the rest of her life with her patient foster parents who do not mind cleaning up
after her. Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring Emmaline.
Teddy and her sister came to Hearthside in December of 2002 at the ripe old age of 4 months. They had not been
handled so they weren't very trusting of people. Her sister eventually decided that people are not so bad and she
is able to be placed. Teddy however still will not allow herself to be touched and on top of that she has chronic
respiratory problems. She actually has to be tranquilized in order for her to be treated. Perhaps one day she will learn to trust
humans and allow us to treat her without a tranquilizer, but if not, she will always have a home with Hearthside.
Patent was born in May of 2002. He came to Hearthside as part of a litter. His littermates all got adopted but
because he distrusts people, he has remained in his foster home. He is a beautiful boy with a shiny black coat
that one longs to touch, however Patent will not allow any of that! His foster mom still cannot touch him and he is always the first to run
when someone comes into the room. He does have friends among the other cats and is relatively comfortable here.
He is allowed to be himself and if he should
ever decide he can trust humans, he might someday in the distant future be adoptable. But for now our
Patent is safe and warm thanks to support from his sponsors.