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Rescue Me ID: 18-04-19-00064Dany (female)

American Shorthair    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Dany (Daenerys) is a tortoise shell. She loves to be around people and is very talkative and friendly. She does not mind being held most times but prefers to follow you around at her own pace. She loves to lay on still, calm laps. She is very social; she can be shy sometimes but usually loves to be where the action is! She loves to explore outside and play with toys inside. She is very loyal to her home - once she becomes accommodated to her people and her territory she will happily hunt and play outside during the day, if permitted, and will be waiting for you when you come home. She is skittish with dogs at first but quickly grows to ... (Read More)love them. She will even play with them! She will tolerate any cat if introduced slowly. She is a wonderful cat; my girlfriend's and my allergies simply cannot handle a cat anymore! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $20 Animal Location:

El Paso County Colorado Springs, CO 80907 MAP IT!

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Michael Betts 719-237-2624

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Rescue Me ID: 18-04-09-00178Nellie (female)

American Shorthair Mix    Age: Young Adult

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Hi there, how are you? My name is Nellie, and I am fine, thank you very much! I am a 4 to 6 year-old female spayed domestic shorthair with claws. As you can see from my pictures, I am a warm brown tabby with pretty green eyes. Even though I am called a shorthair, my beautiful coat is so soft and plush that the Safe Place volunteer said that it felt like bunny fur. I came to Safe Place for Pets because my mom just died. I have been really lucky in a lot of ways. First, my mom had a really great pet sitting company (Lucky Pet Home Pet Care) taking good care of me even before she passed, and second, because my human sibling was kind enough to ... (Read More)let me stay in our apartment and have them continue taking care of me even after that. As if that weren't enough, I have been lucky enough to be fostered by a wonderful couple who have loved me as if I were their own. They tell me that Safe Place for Pets is in the process of moving and that all their cats are in foster now. My foster parents tell me that I can stay with them until I find a new forever home! My name will always be Nellie, but I guess you could also call me Lucky! As you can probably tell, I am an outgoing lady. My foster mom says that I would do well as a mascot cat in a small store because I love everybody and am so adaptable. But I really think I'd be happier to be part of a family. I like children and would be perfectly happy to live with them. I've never been around other cats or dogs, so I can't say how I'd be around them, but I might be fine, who knows? I love to be petted - especially on my tummy! - and brushed. I like lap time, but am not pushy about it. If I realize that you're going to be sitting for a while though, I am likely to come up and keep you company for as long as you like. I've never really learned to play, although I'd be willing to be taught! My absolute favorite place to be is on top of my enormous cat tree, especially if it happens to be in front of a window. My prior mom even bought a little heating pad that fits in one of the cubbies. I'm so happy that I get to keep it! I'm really good about using it instead of furniture to sharpen my claws. I'd sure like to find a forever home of my own. My foster parents love me and would be happy to adopt me themselves, but they like to travel and don't think it would be fair to leave me alone for long periods of time. Isn't it wonderful of them to be so considerate of me? If you think that I might be a perfect addition to your family, why don't you give Safe Place for Pets a call at 719-359-0201 or email them at info@safeplacepets.org and arrange to meet me? I know you'd love me. Everyone does - I'm lucky that way. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Safe Place for Pets
El Paso County Colorado Springs, CO 80937 MAP IT!

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719-359-0201

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Rescue Me ID: 18-03-19-00271Pumpkin (female)

American Shorthair Mix    Age: Young Adult

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Hello, everyone! Kitters and Pumpkin here to introduce ourselves! We are young, bonded, housemate sisters, and we truly are each other's best friend unless our person is near, and then we are all best friends! Our mom recently passed away and family members were not able to keep us, which is why we are living at the Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center until we meet our purrfect match and move into a new forever home. Both of us came to live with our prior mom as very young kittens. My mom's friends gave us to her as gifts-how great that was for all of us! I, Kitters, am almost exactly 1 year older than Pumpkin-my birthday is 6/15/15 and her ... (Read More)birthday is 6/2/16. We are both spayed, have our claws, and are indoor-only. I am Blue Burmese-ish, with a very pretty, blue-gray coat and gold eyes, while Pumpkin is a very attractive long-haired calico. I am the wary and reserved one, who takes a while to feel confident to be affectionate and attentive toward new people and new settings. At the Welcome Center I am depending on my baby sister to check everything out for me. She gives me updates when we snuggle together in one of our kennel bedroom cubbies. I was very playful and affectionate in my prior home, and I will be that way again soon. I am looking forward to a new forever home where Pumpkin and I can play chase in the evenings and then curl up next to our new person for a good night's sleep. Pumpkin, here, to tell you a little more about myself, so listen up! I am in total agreement with my big sister, Kitters, especially about being very attractive. I am also quite the talker and like to be your helper. If you are at your desk doing paperwork, I will be right there to lend a hand. I am the typical calico cat, with my curious and outgoing personality, and I am very affectionate, too-I just love giving head rubs. I like to spend time with Kitters and our person and am quite the snuggler with both. Besides playing chase with Kitters, both of us like playing with string, yarn and that wiggly laser-light dot. We were very blessed to have been loved so much by our prior mom, and then by her son and daughter-in-law. They took us to Hamlett Spay and Neuter Clinic for check-ups to confirm that we are very healthy girls before we moved to the SP4P Welcome Center. We are looking forward to our new forever family. If it includes a smallish dog, that will be okay with us, since we lived quite peaceably with our prior mom's miniature Schnauzer. Do give us some consideration if you are wanting to add young, bonded kitty girls to your family. Contact Safe Place for Pets by email at info@safeplacepets.org or call 719-359-0201 to visit us anytime-we look forward to meeting you! (Less)

     Animal Location:

Safe Place for Pets
El Paso County Colorado Springs, CO 80937 MAP IT!

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719-359-0201

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Rescue Me ID: 18-02-12-00406Oscar (male)

American Shorthair Mix    Age: Senior

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Hello, everyone! My name is Oscar and I would like to introduce myself. I am a very handsome all-gray, neutered cat, with gold eyes, and I weigh about 12 pounds. I just arrived at the Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center. Even though it is comfortable, and the room service and housekeeping staff (aka cattery volunteer team) is great, my being here means that I need a new furever home. I sadly lost my dad last fall, and his daughter and son-in-law were not able to keep me because of the daughter's cat allergy. All of us were very disappointed, but they did the next best thing to help me find that new special someone by bringing me here. When ... (Read More)my dad and I were still together, I enjoyed being outside during the day and visiting with the neighbors. I always came inside at night and really loved just being close to my dad and sitting in his lap as much as possible. I am a very playful guy, even for a 13-year-old, and really get excited about chasing strings, shoelaces, and cords'|look out if you have drawstring cords on a sweatshirt hood! At the end of the day, I liked to sleep curled up on the bed close to my dad. Since my dad has passed away, I have adjusted quite well to being indoor-only. If there is a window to sit in to watch the world, I'm good. Since I tend to be shy and wary in new situations, I am taking my time settling in at the Welcome Center. So far, I am doing OK with the other cats living there, and I have not had to use my claws or growl vigorously at them, but I have uttered a low rumble to let them know that I am not so sure about them just yet. The cattery volunteers are very nice, and I am looking forward to getting to know them and enjoying their attention. An even better option is to meet you to see if we might be a good fit for each other. You can visit me by calling Safe Place for Pets at 719-359-0201 or submitting a pet inquiry at www.safeplacepets.org. I hope to see you soon! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Safe Place for Pets
El Paso County Colorado Springs, CO 80937 MAP IT!

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719-359-0201

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Rescue Me ID: 17-10-16-00168Goofy (female)

American Shorthair Mix    Age: Senior

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    ** Ask About My Special Adoption Donation ** Hello again, Goofy (or sometimes Goofy Girl) here. It hasn't been too long since I first introduced myself after coming to Safe Place for Pets, and I'd like to tell everyone how much has changed since then! The biggest thing is that I'm not hiding anymore. I've moved from one of the upper story kennels down to one one the ground floor so that I can easily come and go as I wish. That is really great, because whenever one of the Safe Place volunteers comes into the room I come out to get some attention and petting. They say that I have blossomed into a sweet, friendly kitty. I was so frightened ... (Read More)when I first came to the Welcome Center that no one realized what a gem I am. They do now! I also like being able to come and go easily because sometimes I get a little overwhelmed by the the other cats and with my kennel on the ground floor it's a snap for me to scuttle back in and take a nap or have a snack. Finally, now that I'm not scared anymore , I can hop up to the top of the kennels whenever I want. It's about 7 feet off the ground and there are several kitty condos up there where I can snuggle up and watch everything that is going on around me. I never would have believed it when I first got here, but the Welcome Center is a pretty neat place to be, especially considering all the loving that I get. It sure beats being alone in my prior mom's house after they took her away! But I'd still rather be in a forever home where I can have that special someone - or a whole family - who I could love and would love me back. Won't you come by the Welcome Center and meet this Goofy Girl? I'm sure you won't regret it. All you have to do is email Safe Place for Pets at info@safeplacepets.org or call 359-0201 to make an appointment. I'd love to see you - and have you see me! Original Bio: Hello there. My name is Goofy, and I'm a 13-year-old female spayed Domestic Shorthair with claws. I'm a pretty little thing with my gray tabby markings separated by large patches of white with a white face and pink nose. I'm a quiet lady and love nothing more than to sit on my mom's lap or sleep next to her in bed. I'm quieter than ever right now because my whole life has been turned upside down and I'm scared and confused by it all. I knew that my prior mom was sick, but then she got really sick and couldn't get up. It was terrible, and before I knew what was happening, men with big boots and coats broke into my house and took Mom away! And then I was alone in the house for weeks. My mom's daughter, who loves me very much, came by to make sure that I had food and water, but I really didn't feel like eating or drinking. I was just too scared and stressed. They tell me that I'm underweight now, and let me tell you, stress and loneliness are no way for a lady to lose weight! Even now that I'm here at the Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center, I'm still frightened and hide under my prior mom's pillow. I like to be petted, but am too shy to come out to get it. I need a forever home where I can feel safe and loved again. I'm tired of being sad and scared. I told you that my name is Goofy, but I've had several names over the course of my life. My brother, who died a number of years ago, and I came to mom from a friend of hers who found us in a garage that was about to be torn down. She wanted good old-fashioned farm names for us, so she named us Harold and Agatha. Well, Harold eventually became Punk. I became Goose because when I was a kitten I used to like to pounce on my prior mom's daughter's feet, and she called my Silly Goose or Goosey Girl. I was Goose until my Mom went away and the lady from Safe Place for Pets made an appointment for me to go to the vet to get my shots (ycch!) and be checked out. When she made the appointment, the lady at the vet's office misunderstood what she said and wrote my name down as Goof. As it turns out, that was for the best, because there used to be another cat at the Welcome Center named Goose. She was there for a long time before she died of kidney disease, and everyone loved her very, very much. It would have been very hard for them to have a different cat with the same name. So, since Goof sounds a lot like Goose, it seemed like a great idea to call me that, or better yet, Goofy or Goofy Girl. I really don't care what you call me as long as you love me! Won't you please come to the Welcome Center to meet me? You can email Safe Place at info@safeplacepets.org or call (719) 359-0201 to make an appointment to come meet me. I hope you do because I really, really need someone all my own who will cherish me. (Less)

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Safe Place for Pets
El Paso County Colorado Springs, CO 80937 MAP IT!

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719-359-0201

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PIease Read Before Adopting an American Shorthair in Colorado
    American Shorthair Cats can make good pets in Colorado if they match your IifestyIe. The American Shorthair is a vigorous, medium to large sized cat. American Shorthairs are gentle and companionable. This breed is patient with children and dogs. American Shorthairs are mellow and quiet. This breed is typically fairly long lived and healthy.

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    American Shorthairs are descended from British Shorthairs.

Related pages:

American Shorthair Rescue

Colorado Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)

Arapahoe County - Byers, CO 80103
Every Creature Counts 720-422-5582

Denver County - Denver, Colorado 80204
MaxFund Animal Adoption Center 303-595-3561

Denver County - Denver 80204
MaxFund Animal Adoption Clinic 303-595-0532

Denver County - Denver 80223
Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital 303-722-5800

Boulder County - Boulder, Colorado 80301
Humane Society of Boulder Valley 303-442-4030

Boulder County - Boulder, Colorado 80302
Humane Society of Boulder Valley 303-443-8102

Larimer County - Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Larimer Humane Society 970-226-3647

El Paso County - Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909
Hamlett Spay & Neuter Clinic 719-475-1800

El Paso County - Colorado Springs, CO 80962
Dreampower Animal Rescue Foundation 719-390-7838

Archuleta County - Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Humane Society of Pagosa Springs 970-731-4771

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