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.
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.