People for Cats is still officially closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we carry out reduced-contact adoptions by appointment. Cats that have been given up for adoption are advertised on Petfinder and our Facebook page and potential adopters should contact us through Petfinder. You will be given a short questionnaire to see if you are a good match for the cat. If they match, we’ll follow up with a phone interview and meet-and-greet appointment to see the cat at the shelter.
Cats are often viewed as more aloof creatures. Surely they won’t ambush you when you come home to say they miss you, but they have many subtle ways to express their affection.
Purring is perhaps the most obvious way of showing pleasure, but cats purr for a variety of reasons. However, if he’s lying across your lap or leaning in your hand, you can be pretty sure that he wants you to keep petting him. Often times, your cat will greet you by rubbing its head against your leg (or any other part of you). This is known as head-butting and is her way of claiming you as her own as she transfers her scent onto you. Cats can also knead your lap to let you know they are happy. This is a look back at their kitten days when they knead their mothers belly for milk and transfer their scent from glands in their paws.
Cats spend most of their time sleeping, but when they are awake they like to hang out with their favorite person. You can encourage this by talking to your cat, making eye contact, or giving a quick, thankful pet on the go. Lucky cats usually have an erect tail with a slight curve at the end, and tend to show us their bums, which is a gesture of trust (although not widely appreciated by recipients!). However your cat shows love, take the time to reciprocate in the same way. You will feel happier and more confident when you do this.
Our cats of the week are two cats who have no problem showing affection. They are a 9½ year old brother and sister named skin and Sofie. Both have shiny ebony coats and love everyone they meet. They were loved very much and are very social and friendly. Plus, both of them passed their blood tests without any problems to make sure they are in good health. The previous owner had to move and could not take them with her. They are looking for a home together because they have always been together.
Binx, the 9½-year-old jam boy from last week, is still looking for his angel. He’s a total lovebug who loves anyone who pays a little attention to him. He has mild heart disease that requires medication on a daily basis, which he likes to take. Our beautiful long-haired calico named is also still looking for this special home Lady Sarah. This royal girl is diabetic and needs insulin injections twice a day, which she accepts very well. She is also a treasure that deserves a little extra care.
New kid on the block is a cute little orange tabby named Millie. This 5 year old Purrmobil adores everyone and will make someone a very worthwhile companion. A shy 3 year old black and white girl named is waiting for the right person Oreo, a shy 2½ year old gray tabby female named silver and a lively 2 year old black and white girl named Penelope.
We have added several new cats that should be put up for adoption soon. If you are looking for a feline companion please visit Petfinder and our Facebook page.
The PFC shelter is located at 44 Beagle Lane, Teaticket. Our mailing address is PO Box 422, West Falmouth, MA 02574.
If you would like to get in contact with us, call our hotline at 508-540-5654. Press # 0 if you have any cat-related issues or questions, are interested in volunteering, or want additional information on People for Cats. Press # 2 for assistance from our Veterinary Care Assistance Fund, which provides funding for veterinary care and neutering / neutering to qualified Bourne, Falmouth and Mashpee residents. Press # 3 when you need to hand in a cat or kitten. All calls will be withdrawn as soon as possible.
All for the love of cats …