With all of the craziness going on over the past few days, it seems like the perfect time to introduce an adorable little kitty. We are so excited to be back with our weekly “Adopt Me” feature, thanks to our friends at North Shore Animal League America. As many of our loyal readers know, we have been teamed up with North Shore Animal League America for over a year. With North Shore Animal League America’s support, we have been able to help find homes for countless animals throughout the duration of our partnership.
North Shore Animal League America is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. For over 70 years, North Shore has been rescuing animals and advocating their proper care. Since opening in 1944, the organization has saved the lives of over 1,000,000 cats, dogs, kittens and puppies.
The shelter is located in Port Washington, New York, where it facilitates animal rescue and adoptions, as well as plays a lead role in the no-kill movement. North Shore Animal League America continues to innovate better and more sustainable ways to care for pets, in order to create a brighter future for animals everywhere.
Even if you don’t live in the area, you can still contact North Shore Animal League, and they can guide you to the closest no-kill rescue shelter in your area for a similar dog or even arrange travel arrangements. If you have a friend you think would be interested, pass these articles on as we are working even harder this year to get even more pets adopted than last year.
With their vision, “To put an end to animal cruelty and euthanasia and to create a world in which all companion animals find compassionate, permanent homes.” North Shore Animal League America continues to make a positive difference in the lives of countless animals.
Now…time to say hello to…Twiskers!
At 2 years of age, Twiskers is a gorgeous Domestic shorthaired Tabby cat. She has mainly brown markings, with a bit of orange and white mixed in. Fortunately, North Shore was able to rescue her from Tennessee. After arriving at North Shore Animal League America’s campus, the Medical Team discovered that Twiskers had a severely deformed leg. The Team believes that some sort of prior injury caused it, however they are unsure exactly what the injury entailed (as it was sustained while Twiskers was still in Tennessee). Nonetheless, after discovering the deformation, North Shore’s knowledgeable Medical Team ended up removing the leg. Now, Twiskers is living as an even more lovable, resilient tripod kitty and is truly the perfect companion.
Like most of her cat counterparts, Twiskers can undoubtedly help children learn responsibility, value for life, socialization and help build their self-esteem. She can also provide ample companionship to adults and seniors and improve their feelings of self-worth. Taking care of her can also help provide a sense of purpose for her owners.
It has been said that pet owners smile more, laugh more and form special friendships with other animal owners and lovers. Twiskers will surely bring these improvements to her new owners’ lives and help them lead a more joyful life.
Cats are extremely versatile and adaptable animals, making them the perfect pet option for almost every household. As mainly independent animals, cats are often low maintenance and are perfect for those who live an active and busy lifestyle who may not be able to take on the responsibility that is associated with owning a dog.
Jennifer Workman, the Feline Behaviorist at North Shroe Animal League America notes, “Twiskers keeps up with all of her feline friends in Animal League America’s feline cat habitat. She loves to chase after feather toys but also enjoys snuggling up with her human friends!”
While Twiskers does have a playful side, she is also very gentle and affectionate. She would thrive in nearly any home environment, including one with kids (of any age). She also wouldn’t mind having another feline friend in the family.
Furthermore, Twiskers is more-than-ready to begin the next chapter of her life. She has a big heart and is ready to share a joy-filled life with her forever family.
If you are interested in adopting Twiskers, please email Feline Enrichment Manager, Dorit Shani at DoritS@animalleague.org.
Twiskers – Adoption #: T96978
North Shore Animal League America
25 Davis Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
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