"Friends of the Shelter Inc - Vinton, IA"

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Featured Cat

After wandering the streets, a loving family picked Tillie off the streets, sought medical attention and fostered her until we were able to bring her into our care. Since that time, Tillie has begun to make herself at home. Initially unsure of where she was, Tillie was very vocal. Now that she is comfortable; we haven’t heard a peep out of her. She loves looking around her new surrounding and investigating. Unfortunately for Tillie, she was never properly socialized with other animals, so she would do best in a single pet household. But don’t worry, that just means she gets ALL of the attention (and you get all of hers)!
Tillie would do best in a quieter home that will allow her personality to blossom. She would enjoy long days cuddling in a bed, sitting by her humans or lounging in a window sill. Tillie is not overly playful, but like any cat, can get pretty excited with a cat dancer.

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Featured Kitten

If you’re looking for a cute and quiet boy, Finley may be the one for you! Originally born as a stray, Finley came into our care with two litter mates. Since he hadn’t been handled daily, humans were quite scary to Finley. But we have to say, we can’t really blame him! All he knew was we were the people that took him from where he was comfortable…but at least we were giving him yummy food, fresh water and a cushy bed to snuggle in.
Shortly after being in our care, Finley began coming around. Instead of hisses, we heard soft purrs that quickly turned into a loud motor. We watched his personality go from a frightened and timid boy to a playful and energetic kitten! Finley loves running around with other kittens and finding that special buddy to snuggle with. Although he can still be fearful with loud noises and new surroundings, when he’s picked up and cuddled, he melts in your arms. Finley would benefit from a home that will provide lots of patience and TLC – but one that won’t forget all of the FUN a kitten is supposed to have.
Finley didn’t have the best start to life, but we’re determined to give him the ending he deserves. In a short time, he has already realized that humans aren’t scary; help us show him we’re a creature to love just like he is to us!