Charmaine, a tortoiseshell glamorpuss, is one beautiful cat! She's one of many cats at Wayside Waifs looking for a home
Luna is an 11-year-old tortoiseshell sweetheart. Her bio says "This senior tortie cat came into Wayside when her owner was leaving for basic training and couldn't take her along. Luna is hoping her next family is out there waiting to give her the happy ending she deserves!"
I’ve been taking photographs once a week at Wayside Waifs, a Kansas City, Missouri, animal shelter, for a month now. I’m amazed at the huge variety of beautiful cats available for adoption in many colors, patterns and fur length. (See more of my photos below.)
I don’t even see them all, because, fortunately, many cats and kittens are quickly adopted. But many more homeless cats and kittens (as well as dogs and puppies) come in the door as strays or surrendered pets just as quickly. That’s why we need lots of families for these fuzzy balls of love. Wayside Waifs cares for about 400 cats and dogs and some small mammals every day.
Selena's beauty is undeniable from any angle.
Here’s from a July 22, 2010, email from Wayside Waifs: “As Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter, Wayside Waifs is committed to doing everything in our power to help animals in need. Within the last week, Wayside Waifs has opened its doors to nearly 200 animals in need. We’ve taken in homeless animals from overcrowded shelters in Missouri, Kansas and as far away as Montana. We did not hesitate to answer a plea for help again yesterday, when a shelter in the Kansas City community was left in the dark following a powerful thunderstorm.
Each of the rescued animals is now receiving loving care and a well-deserved second chance at Wayside Waifs. Some have already found their forever homes, the rest are in good hands until the right family comes along.”
Nearly all tortioiseshell cats are female. Find out why and more about these lovely cats by clicking on About Tortoiseshell cats.
To learn more about Wayside Waifs, see some of the animals available for adoption and to donate, click on Wayside Waifs.
To see my first post on Wayside Waifs, which was featured on the WordPress home page for a day or two , click on Wayside Waifs. Be sure to check it out. Lots more beautiful cats and kittens! Most have been adopted, although as of this writing, Ike still needed a home. More cat photographs below.
Orion. Yes, he's got more than star power, he's requires the name of an awesome constellation to capture his magnificence.
Josie is always ready for her close-up, because she's nonstop gorgeous.
Joan shows off her sleek, fabulous looks. She's long, dark and beautiful.
Pedro has tuxedo markings, but don't let the formal attire fool you. He's a cat with a fun-loving personality and he really knows how to play!
On the left is Riff Raff, who's really an aristocrat with lovely manners and a charming and loving personality.
I confess, I don't know Jersey from Shore, but these two almost identical cats (one serves as a pillow for his littermate) are both sweet, beautiful kittens.
Ms. Pufferfish (sitting patiently on the left) and her kittens were not quite ready for adoption, but you can see that they will be in great demand.
Here's a preview of some of Ms. Pufferfish's kittens.
Who could resist Globo?