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Nothing is more satisfying than seeing a formerly homeless or neglected animal find a happy new home.  These lucky kitties found forever homes through City Kitties. Click your browser’s refresh button to see another 10 randomly selected profiles, or choose a kitty’s profile from the full list below. You can also read updates from our adopters–click here for our blog posts about former foster kitties!

 

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Clyde

Adult Male

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Clyde

Adult Male

Clyde found a City Kitties volunteer on Christmas Eve.  This tiger-striped orange guy was sitting in a shopping cart in a snow bank and knew exactly which passerby to meow at!  Clyde got his Christmas wish and was brought inside for food, love, and warmth.  Handsome and friendly, it didn't take long for Clyde to find his forever home.  Good luck, Clyde!

About City Kitties' Veterinary Care: We provide high quality veterinary care for our foster cats and kittens. Each animal is spayed/neutered, tested for FIV and feline leukemia, and receives age-appropriate vaccinations (FVRCP and rabies), and flea/parasite treatment as needed. Since they live in foster homes, you can see our adoptable animals in a familiar, stress-free environment, and their foster parents can tell you all about their personalities. If you have questions a week, a month, or even a year after adoption, we're available for guidance and support.

How to Adopt from City Kitties: Our adoptable animals are housed in private foster homes. The first step in meeting an adoptable animal is to fill out an adoption application. To ensure a lifelong match between you and your new pet, our adoption process involves an application, reference check, and a visit to your home at the time of adoption. Our adoption fee is $85 to help subsidize the cost of veterinary care. You can read more about the adoption process and fill out an application on our website, www.citykitties.org.

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Donatello

Baby Male

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Donatello

Baby Male

This funny tuxedo boy was found with his littermates on a construction site, with no mama cat in sight. Luckily, a veterinarian scooped up the kittens and brought them to safely. Donatello is an affectionate kitten with a GIANT purr that loves to be held, pet and snuggled.  He is a bit of a talker, especially when there is food around!  Donatello is fearless and loves to explore, but will quickly find a lap to nap in when he gets sleepy.  He gets along great with his foster brother and sisters and will make an excellent companion for humans and kitties! Donatello has slightly crossed eyes, giving him an adorably confused look most of the time. It doesn't affect his eyesight or ability to get around.

Donatello is 2.5 months old and will be neutered when he is 3 months old.  He is also FIV/FeLV negative, FVRCP and rabies vaccinated, received a fecal exam to test for parasites, uses the litterbox, and was treated for fleas and parasites as needed.

About City Kitties' Veterinary Care: We provide high quality veterinary care for our foster cats and kittens. Each animal is spayed/neutered, tested for FIV and feline leukemia, and receives age-appropriate vaccinations (FVRCP and rabies), and flea/parasite treatment as needed. Since they live in foster homes, you can see our adoptable animals in a familiar, stress-free environment, and their foster parents can tell you all about their personalities. If you have questions a week, a month, or even a year after adoption, we're available for guidance and support.

How to Adopt from City Kitties: Our adoptable animals are housed in private foster homes. The first step in meeting an adoptable animal is to fill out an adoption application. To ensure a lifelong match between you and your new pet, our adoption process involves an application, reference check, and a visit to your home at the time of adoption. Our adoption fee is $85 to help subsidize the cost of veterinary care. You can read more about the adoption process and fill out an application on our website, www.citykitties.org.

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Fiaretta

Adult Female

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Fiaretta

Adult Female

Fia, short for Fiametta (which means ‘little fire”), came to City Kitties by way of Philly Animal Control (ACCT). After spending time with the Penn vet program, and at the Cat Doctor for a couple of weeks, she could not wait to get out of her carrier and into a foster home. Ever since, she has been nothing but incredibly sweet, good-natured, and affectionate. She quickly won over the other curmudgeonly cats in the household—they have even started cleaning each other recently!

Fia has a sweet but undemanding personality. She has a very quiet voice (and makes little feline grunts when purring or investigating), isn’t pushy, great with her litter box, doesn’t chew or scratch on things, loves to occasionally play with toys (especially the crunchy aluminum balls) on her own or with a person. Most especially, she loves affection and enjoys cuddling up to her person (with at least one paw touching you). Though shy at first, she quickly warms up to people. She likes to throw herself down against you when she wants to cuddle, but will often get up several times and lie back down in order to achieve just the right position. Once achieved, Fia just hangs out. If you are sitting down in a chair and you lean towards her, she will stand up on her back legs, put her paw softly on the side of your face, and try to lick you. She also enjoys taking short naps in her human’s lap. Aside from cuddling, Fia loves to nap all day--in the closet, on top of her scratching post, under a chair—but she also likes watching birds through the apartment windows. She would do just fine in a home with other cats or with no cats. This gentle cat is just so excited to be in a home with food, water, people, and cats to be around. Her enthusiasm is contagious! She would be a wonderful companion.

Fiaretta is approximately 1-2 years old, spayed/neutered, FIV/FeLV negative, FVRCP and rabies vaccinated, received a fecal exam to test for parasites, uses the litterbox, and was treated for fleas and parasites as needed.

About City Kitties' Veterinary Care: We provide high quality veterinary care for our foster cats and kittens. Each animal is spayed/neutered, tested for FIV and feline leukemia, and receives age-appropriate vaccinations (FVRCP and rabies), and flea/parasite treatment as needed. Since they live in foster homes, you can see our adoptable animals in a familiar, stress-free environment, and their foster parents can tell you all about their personalities. If you have questions a week, a month, or even a year after adoption, we're available for guidance and support.

How to Adopt from City Kitties: Our adoptable animals are housed in private foster homes. The first step in meeting an adoptable animal is to fill out an adoption application. To ensure a lifelong match between you and your new pet, our adoption process involves an application, reference check, and a visit to your home at the time of adoption. Our adoption fee is $85 to help subsidize the cost of veterinary care. You can read more about the adoption process and fill out an application on our website, www.citykitties.org.

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Mario

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Mario

Adopted in 2007

This young cat wandered up to his rescuer on the street and asked to be taken home. Handsome, affectionate, and energetic, it only took a few weeks to find Mario his forever home. He lives just off South Street with his new mom, dad, and matching gray sister in a house with plenty of room to run and play.

About City Kitties' Veterinary Care: We provide high quality veterinary care for our foster cats and kittens. Each animal is spayed/neutered, tested for FIV and feline leukemia, and receives age-appropriate vaccinations (FVRCP and rabies), and flea/parasite treatment as needed. Since they live in foster homes, you can see our adoptable animals in a familiar, stress-free environment, and their foster parents can tell you all about their personalities. If you have questions a week, a month, or even a year after adoption, we're available for guidance and support.

How to Adopt from City Kitties: Our adoptable animals are housed in private foster homes. The first step in meeting an adoptable animal is to fill out an adoption application. To ensure a lifelong match between you and your new pet, our adoption process involves an application, reference check, and a visit to your home at the time of adoption. Our adoption fee is $85 to help subsidize the cost of veterinary care. You can read more about the adoption process and fill out an application on our website, www.citykitties.org.

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Maus

Young Female

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Maus

Young Female

A concerned Philadelphian contacted us when he returned from vacation to find Maus camping out in his garage.  She was half starved, but super affectionate.  She was so happy to have blankets and good food.  Since the forecast predicted snow, he wanted to get her inside.  Unfortunately he had a sick kitty of his own.  He couldn't bring Maus inside.  City Kitties whisked Maus off to the Cat Doctor where she was checked out.  She is a healthy, happy, beautiful Tabby girl.  She has stunning green eyes, and lovely tiger stripes.  She is playful, social with other kitties, and VERY affectionate with people.  Maus would make a great companion in any home.

Maus is young, spayed/neutered, FIV/FeLV negative, FVRCP and rabies vaccinated, received a fecal exam to test for parasites, uses the litterbox, and was treated for fleas and parasites as needed.

About City Kitties' Veterinary Care: We provide high quality veterinary care for our foster cats and kittens. Each animal is spayed/neutered, tested for FIV and feline leukemia, and receives age-appropriate vaccinations (FVRCP and rabies), and flea/parasite treatment as needed. Since they live in foster homes, you can see our adoptable animals in a familiar, stress-free environment, and their foster parents can tell you all about their personalities. If you have questions a week, a month, or even a year after adoption, we're available for guidance and support.

How to Adopt from City Kitties: Our adoptable animals are housed in private foster homes. The first step in meeting an adoptable animal is to fill out an adoption application. To ensure a lifelong match between you and your new pet, our adoption process involves an application, reference check, and a visit to your home at the time of adoption. Our adoption fee is $85 to help subsidize the cost of veterinary care. You can read more about the adoption process and fill out an application on our website, www.citykitties.org.

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Ross

Baby Male

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Ross

Baby Male

**Ross and Rachel are a bonded pair and are seeking a home together.**

Ross came to City Kitties with his sister Rachel after having been left in a box with their in a backyard in Philadelphia.  Ross has thrived in his foster home.  He currently lives with his sister Rachel, 5 other kitty foster siblings and an elderly beagle.   Ross is about 6 weeks old (as of 10/30/2014).  He has an adorable fluffy long coat and blue eyes.  While his coat will stay fluffy, his eye color will probably change as he gets older.

Ross is a great adventurer and loves to run around the house!  He almost immediately discovered his ability to run up and down the steps and he loves to play with toy mice and dangly feather toys.  He has become aware of the magic of catnip and his foster parents have witnessed him rolling around joyfully in piles of it.  Ross loves cuddles and kisses from his human foster parents AND his foster cat siblings!  He loves his sister, Rachel, and can be found wrestling with her with great enthusiasm.  Because Ross and Rachel love each other so much, we are looking for a home that wants both kittens.

Ross is a young kitten, spayed/neutered, FIV/FeLV negative, FVRCP and rabies vaccinated, received a fecal exam to test for parasites, uses the litterbox, and was treated for fleas and parasites as needed.

About City Kitties' Veterinary Care: We provide high quality veterinary care for our foster cats and kittens. Each animal is spayed/neutered, tested for FIV and feline leukemia, and receives age-appropriate vaccinations (FVRCP and rabies), and flea/parasite treatment as needed. Since they live in foster homes, you can see our adoptable animals in a familiar, stress-free environment, and their foster parents can tell you all about their personalities. If you have questions a week, a month, or even a year after adoption, we're available for guidance and support.

How to Adopt from City Kitties: Our adoptable animals are housed in private foster homes. The first step in meeting an adoptable animal is to fill out an adoption application. To ensure a lifelong match between you and your new pet, our adoption process involves an application, reference check, and a visit to your home at the time of adoption. Our adoption fee is $85 to help subsidize the cost of veterinary care. You can read more about the adoption process and fill out an application on our website, www.citykitties.org.

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Sasha

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Sasha

Adopted in 2007

This big, handsome boy was abandoned and ended up living alone in a boarding cage at the vet's for nearly a year before City Kitties got to him. Thankfully, we were able to find him a foster home with lots of space, playmates, and a caring foster mom. Unfortunately, his time in 'prison' took a toll on Sasha, who had some strange quirks and unpleasant habits. Many adopters looked at Sasha, but no one thought he was quite the right cat for them. Meanwhile, his foster mom grew attached. Sasha got along well with her two kitties, Gandalf and Neelix, and even moved with her to a new apartment. After many months, she decided it was time to adopt him! Sasha is one lucky guy. We know he's in a great home where he'll never be lonely again!

About City Kitties' Veterinary Care: We provide high quality veterinary care for our foster cats and kittens. Each animal is spayed/neutered, tested for FIV and feline leukemia, and receives age-appropriate vaccinations (FVRCP and rabies), and flea/parasite treatment as needed. Since they live in foster homes, you can see our adoptable animals in a familiar, stress-free environment, and their foster parents can tell you all about their personalities. If you have questions a week, a month, or even a year after adoption, we're available for guidance and support.

How to Adopt from City Kitties: Our adoptable animals are housed in private foster homes. The first step in meeting an adoptable animal is to fill out an adoption application. To ensure a lifelong match between you and your new pet, our adoption process involves an application, reference check, and a visit to your home at the time of adoption. Our adoption fee is $85 to help subsidize the cost of veterinary care. You can read more about the adoption process and fill out an application on our website, www.citykitties.org.

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Scarlett

Young Female

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Scarlett

Young Female

 

Scarlett came to City Kitties from ACCT weighing 5.5 pounds and with chemical burns all over her face
and eyes. With top-notch care at The Cat Dr. and lots of love, Scarlett is now a hefty 6.8 pounds and her
face has healed wonderfully. There is some permanent scarring on her eyes. I’m pretty sure it affects
her vision (especially depth perception), but it doesn’t slow her down.
A few weeks after entering foster care, Scarlett came down with a urinary issue - she was peeing
constantly, and it was obvious she was in distress. She was checked for infections and urinary crystals
but the vet didn’t detect either. A special diet and the addition of a kitty water fountain took care of the
problem in less than a week. In order to keep Scarlett’s urinary issue from returning, she should stay
on her current diet and have fountain water available. When she is adopted she’ll come with her kitty
fountain and a case of food. Scarlett is meticulous about her litter box. Even while she was in distress
she used her litter box perfectly.
Scarlett needs to be where the action is. She’s always in the same room as me. If I’m writing a letter,
she’s on top of it. If I’m surfing the internet, she’s checking out the keyboard. If I’m cooking, she’s my
sous chef. If I take the dogs for a walk, she’s waiting at the door to greet us upon our return.
Scarlett loves to play. Unlike most playful cats, she doesn’t do well with the wand and string type toys.
I think her eyesight makes playing with those difficult. She adores toys that make noise – jingle balls,
crinkly pom-poms and rattle mice are some of her favorites. She also likes little soft toys that she can
carry around in her mouth.
Over the course of several weeks, Scarlett got used to the idea of living with dogs. Now her favorite play
pass time is stalking Kibitz – one of my dogs. Kibitz has no idea how much time Scarlett spends quietly
stalking her, waiting for the perfect opportunity to run in and take a playful swat at her tail. Luckily,
Kibitz is pretty tolerant of Scarlett’s antics.
Scarlett’s knack for getting into trouble makes me laugh. At first I wondered how she ended up with
chemical burns all over her face and eyes – then I noticed how often she stuck her face into my hot
chocolate and came out snorting with a burnt tongue! She climbs fearlessly onto unstable piles of stuff
only to have the entire pile come tumbling down on top of her. She has a tendency to forget she’s
standing on the rim of the toilet when she’s talking to me excitedly about breakfast in the morning – and
she falls in. After each disaster, Scarlett picks herself up and walks away in a dignified manner as if it
never happened.
Scarlett expresses her affection in her own way. Once her antics have exhausted her, she’ll snuggle up
next to me while I’m sitting at the computer or reading a book. She doesn’t sit on my lap, but she’ll curl
up with her butt against me, fall asleep with her paws hugging me, or even sit with her front paws on my
lap. At night, after I go to sleep she’ll sneak up and fall asleep on my belly or legs. I know I make Scarlett
sound like a feisty little demon of a kitty, but she has a charming personality and I’m quite smitten. I
don’t think she’s everyone’s ideal cat, but I think for someone with a sense of humor and not too many
fragile knick-knacks, she’ll be a perfect companion.

Scarlett came to City Kitties from ACCT weighing 5.5 pounds and with chemical burns all over her faceand eyes. With top-notch care at The Cat Dr. and lots of love, Scarlett is now a hefty 6.8 pounds and her face has healed wonderfully. There is some permanent scarring on her eyes. I’m pretty sure it affectsher vision (especially depth perception), but it doesn’t slow her down.

Scarlett needs to be where the action is. She’s always in the same room as me. If I’m writing a letter,she’s on top of it. If I’m surfing the internet, she’s checking out the keyboard. If I’m cooking, she’s mysous chef. If I take the dogs for a walk, she’s waiting at the door to greet us upon our return.

Scarlett loves to play. Unlike most playful cats, she doesn’t do well with the wand and string type toys.I think her eyesight makes playing with those difficult. She adores toys that make noise – jingle balls, crinkly pom-poms and rattle mice are some of her favorites. She also likes little soft toys that she can carry around in her mouth.

Over the course of several weeks, Scarlett got used to the idea of living with dogs. Now her favorite playpass time is stalking Kibitz – one of my dogs. Kibitz has no idea how much time Scarlett spends quietlystalking her, waiting for the perfect opportunity to run in and take a playful swat at her tail. Luckily, Kibitz is pretty tolerant of Scarlett’s antics.

Scarlett’s knack for getting into trouble makes me laugh. At first I wondered how she ended up withchemical burns all over her face and eyes – then I noticed how often she stuck her face into my hotchocolate and came out snorting with a burnt tongue! She climbs fearlessly onto unstable piles of stuffonly to have the entire pile come tumbling down on top of her. She has a tendency to forget she’sstanding on the rim of the toilet when she’s talking to me excitedly about breakfast in the morning – andshe falls in. After each disaster, Scarlett picks herself up and walks away in a dignified manner as if itnever happened.

Scarlett expresses her affection in her own way. Once her antics have exhausted her, she’ll snuggle up next to me while I’m sitting at the computer or reading a book. She doesn’t sit on my lap, but she’ll curlup with her butt against me, fall asleep with her paws hugging me, or even sit with her front paws on mylap. At night, after I go to sleep she’ll sneak up and fall asleep on my belly or legs.  I think for someone with a sense of humor and not too many fragile knick-knacks, she’ll be a perfect companion.

A few weeks after entering foster care, Scarlett came down with a urinary issue - she was peeingconstantly, and it was obvious she was in distress. She was checked for infections and urinary crystalsbut the vet didn’t detect either. A special diet and the addition of a kitty water fountain took care of the problem in less than a week. In order to keep Scarlett’s urinary issue from returning, she should stay on her current diet and have fountain water available. When she is adopted she’ll come with her kitty fountain and a case of food. Scarlett is meticulous about her litter box. Even while she was in distress she used her litter box perfectly.

 

Scarlett is 18 months, FeLV/FIV negative, vaccinated, received a fecal exam to test for parasites, uses the litterbox, and was treated for fleas and parasites as needed.

About City Kitties' Veterinary Care: We provide high quality veterinary care for our foster cats and kittens. Each animal is spayed/neutered, tested for FIV and feline leukemia, and receives age-appropriate vaccinations (FVRCP and rabies), and flea/parasite treatment as needed. Since they live in foster homes, you can see our adoptable animals in a familiar, stress-free environment, and their foster parents can tell you all about their personalities. If you have questions a week, a month, or even a year after adoption, we're available for guidance and support.

How to Adopt from City Kitties: Our adoptable animals are housed in private foster homes. The first step in meeting an adoptable animal is to fill out an adoption application. To ensure a lifelong match between you and your new pet, our adoption process involves an application, reference check, and a visit to your home at the time of adoption. Our adoption fee is $85 to help subsidize the cost of veterinary care. You can read more about the adoption process and fill out an application on our website, www.citykitties.org.

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Skypaw

Baby Female

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Skypaw

Baby Female

Skypaw was rescued from a local Philadelphia animal shelter with her 2 siblings.  This delightful little girl cat loves to explore and play friskily with her other foster kitten brothers and sisters.   She is enthusiastic about looking around new rooms and meeting new people.  She runs around with a lot of energy and then finds a cozy spot eventually where she can rest and sleep deeply and peacefully.  She is fuzzy and delightful and has a very kissable belly that is covered in spots.  Any human who decides to give this lovely little kitten a forever home will be extremely thrilled with Skypaw’s company. 

Skypaw will be 3 months old in September, will be neutered, FIV/FeLV negative, FVRCP and rabies vaccinated, received a fecal exam to test for parasites, uses the litterbox, and was treated for fleas and parasites as needed.

About City Kitties' Veterinary Care: We provide high quality veterinary care for our foster cats and kittens. Each animal is spayed/neutered, tested for FIV and feline leukemia, and receives age-appropriate vaccinations (FVRCP and rabies), and flea/parasite treatment as needed. Since they live in foster homes, you can see our adoptable animals in a familiar, stress-free environment, and their foster parents can tell you all about their personalities. If you have questions a week, a month, or even a year after adoption, we're available for guidance and support.

How to Adopt from City Kitties: Our adoptable animals are housed in private foster homes. The first step in meeting an adoptable animal is to fill out an adoption application. To ensure a lifelong match between you and your new pet, our adoption process involves an application, reference check, and a visit to your home at the time of adoption. Our adoption fee is $85 to help subsidize the cost of veterinary care. You can read more about the adoption process and fill out an application on our website, www.citykitties.org.

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Zap!

Baby Female

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Zap!

Baby Female

Tiny Zap! was found all alone (no Momma or siblings around) at 4-5 weeks old.  Unfortinately, She arrived at City Kitties with a big fever and needed to stay at the vet being monitored for several days.  It didn't take long before Zap! was feeling better and romping around like a healthy kitten.  Her foster mom reports that she is exceptionally sweet.  Zap! lives in a foster home with two other foster kitties, and she does great with other cats. 

Zap! is a kitten, spayed/neutered, FIV/FeLV negative, FVRCP and rabies vaccinated, received a fecal exam to test for parasites, uses the litterbox, and was treated for fleas and parasites as needed.

About City Kitties' Veterinary Care: We provide high quality veterinary care for our foster cats and kittens. Each animal is spayed/neutered, tested for FIV and feline leukemia, and receives age-appropriate vaccinations (FVRCP and rabies), and flea/parasite treatment as needed. Since they live in foster homes, you can see our adoptable animals in a familiar, stress-free environment, and their foster parents can tell you all about their personalities. If you have questions a week, a month, or even a year after adoption, we're available for guidance and support.

How to Adopt from City Kitties: Our adoptable animals are housed in private foster homes. The first step in meeting an adoptable animal is to fill out an adoption application. To ensure a lifelong match between you and your new pet, our adoption process involves an application, reference check, and a visit to your home at the time of adoption. Our adoption fee is $85 to help subsidize the cost of veterinary care. You can read more about the adoption process and fill out an application on our website, www.citykitties.org.

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