WILTON, Conn. — Dozens of friendly felines are patiently waiting to be adopted into their forever homes at Animals in Distress, a no-kill cat shelter in Wilton.
Among the adoptees are Sammy, an orange tabby, and his sister, Sissy, a tuxedo. The pair arrived at the shelter last summer after their owner, who they lived with their whole lives, lost his home. Just like any good brother, Sammy looks after Sissy— who has a degenerative eye condition that has left her somewhat blind, shelter director Katherine Reid said. Sissy does not require any medication for her condition, however.
Because of their strong bond, the siblings must be adopted together, Reid said. They would be best suited in a home without dogs or small children.
“Sissy would be lost without her Sammy,” said Reid. “These two are gems and would be a joyful addition to the appropriate home.”
Sammy and Sissy aren’t the only brother-sister team at the shelter. Siblings Ziggy and Yoko— domestic short hair and Siamese mix— were rescued after it was learned they faced being thrown out of their home because their owner didn't want to pay to have them spayed, neutered or vaccinated.
“Ziggy, with his lovely blue eyes, and Yoko, with her cherubic face, are simply adorable,” said Reid. “They are both affectionate, inquisitive, playful youngsters.”
Reid said she hopes Ziggy and Yoko will be adopted together.
Princess, a loving 11-year-old gray and white shorthair, is seeking the perfect companion to shower with affection. Reid said Princess would probably be happiest in an adult home where she’s the only cat.
“Princess craves affection from humans and will curl up and sleep with you, kiss you and love you to pieces. She just wants the same from you,” Reid said. “Lets find this girl the perfect home to spend her golden years basking in the sun and being the center of your universe.”
Also patiently waiting for his forever home is Tiger, a handsome and sweet 14-year-old domestic short hair. Sadly, Tiger has never really had a loving home, Reid said. He was adopted at a young age, and when his owner no longer wanted him, was given to his owner’s mom— who wasn’t excited to have him, said Reid.
Later in his life, he was given away again, only to be let outside. Tiger somehow ended up back at his second home but was brought to the shelter as someone in the home had allergies.
Tiger is in good health and up-to-date with his vaccines.
“We would like nothing more than to find this sweet boy a home to spend his senior years sleeping on a bed or a couch with someone who truly will love him,” said Reid. “Please let him know their are kind people in this world.”
All cats are house trained, spayed/neutered and current on shots. Anyone interested in meeting these cats can do so Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Animals in Distress headquarters, 238 Danbury Road, behind Wilton Town Hall. Appointments can also be made anytime during the week by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 203-762-2006.
The adoption fee is $100 and applications are required. Adoption applications and more information are available on the Animals in Distress website.