Please contact Laura (email@example.com) for more information about this pet.
Chestnut came to us in October 2009 when a Lancaster resident called to say she had a litter of kittens in her back yard. Apparently, Chestnut had been living in the neighborhood having litter after litter of kittens for at least eight years, perhaps more.
Chestnut's kittens are gone now and she has been spayed. Chestnut has been outside her entire life and wasn't sure at first if she wanted to be a house cat. She looked so miserable for the first month that we thought it might be kinder to return her to the neighborhood she came from. But the more time we spent with her the more we knew that we couldn't put this girl back outside.
We don't know how old she is, except that she is at least nine according to the lady who contacted us about her. That's how long they have been living in the neighborhood and Chestnut was there before they moved in. She does not interact with any of the other cats and spent the first month hunched up on top of the piano. She is not at all feral, though, and is a very gentle cat. Though she doesn't yet seek out attention, she is happy to get petted anytime someone walks by. She is even starting to purr!
Chestnut has strange little feet with toes that splay out (see picture of her standing). Although she's been outside all her life, she's had no problem adjusting to using a kitty litter. I don't believe we've had a single accident.
Chestnut may not be the most exotic or playful little cat, but we think she's due for a little love and good luck. Nine years in the city is enough. She deserves a warm home with loving people who will let her live out her years in comfort. If you can open your home to this girl, we're sure she will continue to grow in love and be a good companion.
The adoption donation for Chestnut is $60. She has been spayed and is up to date on all vaccinations.
The adoption donation for all our cats and kittens includes spay/neuter, 4-way vaccination (FVRCP), rabies, testing for Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Aids (FIV) and, in some cases, a microchip.
Small animals are free of any visible signs of illness and, to the best of our knowledge, in good health at the time of adoption unless otherwise specified. Ages are often approximations.
You can download an application to adopt a cat or small animal at our website. Go to http://www.theanimalhouse.org and click on the Forms page.