Surprising Adoptions & Meet Snowshoe Cat Kenai

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Shelter adoptions rise and fall but there are always happy surprises. Chili, Armstrong, Pretty, Honeybee, Brandi, Alvin and Rightie may not mean anything to you but it means a fresh start for each of these recently adopted cats at New Rochelle Humane Society.

It’s no surprise when young, gorgeous cats get adopted but it’s a special thrill when the less adoptables find homes. Honeybee, Armstrong are from the hoarder group. Pretty, the more than pretty, large tabby who roamed the back room always made a beeline for me. I’d give her a pat but I needed to work with the hoarder cats in cages. Miss Sociable would insist: Look at me. I’m a big girl but I need a home too!


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The cat adoption that made my heart soar to the moon was Rightie. He arrived as a young cat in 2008, six long years ago. He’s nine now and may he enjoy at another nine years of life in his happy, forever home.

Hoarding cats can be super #adorableAdoptables

Since a couple of the back room cats were adopted, I wanted to see how the remaining cats reacted, specifically Pa, the old hoarder boy and formerly bonded with Babe. I think he missed Honeybee but happy to hang with the guys like Ivan. He’s progressed nicely and sat in my lap, a first. For anyone concerned about adopting a hoarder cat, don’t be. They are all fully vetted and while some may take longer to adjust to their new home, most will like purr in gratitude.

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You’d never think this gorgeous rare breed Snowshoe was rescued from a hoarder, but Kenai was. He’s made slow but steady progress over two months and finally felt ready to leave his cage voluntarily. He has a gentle, quiet spirit and ready to blossom fully in a foster or forever home. He’s our weekly feature. Please share his adoption graphic.



There are so many incredible Tuxies available I’m reposting this Tuxie adoption PSA. Check out some other others New Rochelle Humane Society but there are others not listed so ask! Some are from hoarding situation but most aren’t.


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  • Bev Green

    So wonderful to hear these darlings have a home especially after such a long wait for Rightie..fills my heart for him 🙂 and yes my Pickles was a hoarder kitty..and yes only a kitten but still no idea about the world other than the horror she had lived in..she is the best cat ever…and our darling so adopt hoarder kitties they have lots to give 🙂 hugs and loves Fozziemum xx

  • Kitties Blue

    We love the Adorable Adoptables tagline. We saw it at “Sometimes Cats Herd You.” These cats are all unique and precious. So wish I could adopt more but then someone might think I was a hoarder. Sending purrs and prayers that they all find their forever homes. Hugs, Janet

  • Cynthia Southern

    Layla, thanks for all that you do for these kitties at the New Rochelle Humane Society. I am so glad many get homes. I just love your graphics and beautiful pictures of these kitties. I wish every cat in every shelter could get a forever home.It will be more possible with all of your efforts and those of those who love cats and work all across the country helping these kitties and of course adopting them too. 🙂

  • meowmeowmans

    What amazing kitties. Thank you, Layla, for your ongoing advocacy for these cats. It’s obviously helping them be adopted. 🙂

    We have a soft spot for cats from hoarding situations. Angels Graphite and Lady Madonna came from such situations. And so did our sweet boy Moosey.


  • maggie

    I’m sure your great pictures, graphics, and inventive copy contributed to the successful outcomes- the hands-on socializing too. I know there are so many cats waiting for homes, but it’s time to celebrate!

  • Skeeter and Izzy

    We are beside ourselves to hear that so many are being adopted and we continue to pray for all to find their furever homes and the life and love they deserve. EVERY CAT deserves the best!

    Luvs & Purrs
    Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang + Twig & Peanut & Romeo >^..^<

  • da tabbies o trout towne

    az all wayz….de best oh fishes two EVEREE ONE seekin ther for evers….letz hope ewe find it by month end…just in time fora labor day pix nix a few dayz later ♥♥♥♥♥♥

  • Tamago

    It’s so great about reading all adoption news! How wonderful Rightie found his forever home after long years he waited. I wish everyone who’s found home a very long happy new life. And I hope many more kitties at shelter will find homes, too. Such gorgeous kitties, yes, resistance is futile 🙂

  • Sammy

    Bless them all……and it’s always heartwarming to hear of a senior cat who’s found a forever home – and ANY cat who has a chance to experience a REAL home vs. a hoarding situation really makes our hearts soar! Glad to hear this is happening there.

    Hugs, Pam

  • Sparkle

    These are all such amazing kitties! I too have a special place in my heart for kitties who came from hoarding situations – some thought they were going to a wonderful new home and wound up in the feline version of hell. I’m so glad these cats are all getting a better chance at life.

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