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Cats Available for Adoption

Meet two special SARG kitties who each need a long-term foster home. A permanent foster provides love and food and litter and care. SARG provides for the medical needs. (...See more adoptable cats following these two ...)


Little Bean
Little Bean is about 6 years old. He returned to SARG after being in a one-kitty home for most of his life. Little Bean needs an adult home where he's the "one and only." He's not a fan of other cats or of dogs. He loves to cuddle and be a kitty friend, but he also likes his alone time. Little Bean has arthritis in both hips and takes a supplement for that condition, but it's easy to administer -- just put it on his food and he eats it right up. Little Bean would do well in a home where people are gone a lot of the day, so he has private time. And he loves to play!
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Belle is about 16 years old. She was originally a SARG kitty, adopted by an older lady who now can no longer care for Belle. So Belle came back to us, as do all SARG kitties that can no longer be cared for by their adopters. Belle loves to be around people. For a short time, she was in a Humane Society in Jefferson County where she had the run of the place -- other cats were in cages. Belle was a greeter, sitting on the couch. She would probably work best in a home where she's the only pet, but she can tolerate other four-legged critters if they leave her alone. Belle has hyperthyroidism and needs daily medication, but the vets tell us she's good about taking it.
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Please help us find long-term foster homes for Belle and Little Bean!


Bubbles is a fun, energetic, short hair, grey tabby about 3½ months old as of 8-13-2022. He has a buddy to play with in his foster home named Squeak. Bubbles and Squeak play very well together. Bubbles purrs all the time and is very cuddly with a giant personality. His foster mom is always laughing at something he is doing and it's super fun to watch him play with a string toy. Bubbles would do best in a home with another kitten or young cat who will play with him.
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Squeak is an adorable Maine-coon mix, brown-and-white kitten. His face is all white, called a piebald marking, and he makes cute squeaky noises, so his name was easy. Squeak is around 10 weeks old and 3½ pounds. Thats big for his age, so he is going to be a big kitty. Squeak is a little fluffy ball of energy. His favorite thing to do right now is run around and play with his toys, which sometimes include his foster brothers. He gets along well with both the foster family's cats and dogs. But when this little kitten has had his fill of playtime, he is the perfect cuddle buddy. If you like a kitty that makes biscuits, then Squeak is the one for you. When he is ready to settle down from playing he is the biggest biscuit maker his foster mom has ever seen. Air biscuits, biscuits on your tummy, biscuits in the crook of your neck, biscuits everywhere. He will even burrow in the crook of her arm and make biscuits there. Squeak is absolutely adorable.
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I’m Jake and I love to play! I’m a grey tabby kitten, about 9-10 weeks old as of early August. My brother Elwood and I love to run wild around the house, jumping and flipping and just having fun. When I get tired, I want to sit on my foster parent’s chest near their neck and just cuddle. You can say I’m a bit of a cuddle bug. I love all sorts of toys but my favorite is an empty paper bag or box. My foster Dad says I’m a good boy when I get my nails clipped. This week I get a new foster sister who is a dog, so we’ll see soon how well I get along with her.
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I’m Elwood and I’m the adventurous and frisky one of this duo. I love to run and chase my brother Jake. I’m a grey tabby kitten, about 9-10 weeks old as of early August, and I am really full of energy. My two favorite things in life right now are playing and eating. I really do love food, any food, I don’t care. I love to cuddle after playing hard, but I’m also independent and like to do my own thing at times as well. I don’t mind getting my nails clipped, I’m pretty good. This week I get to find out how much I like dogs, I’m always up for an adventure!
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Onyx (formerly Braveheart) is a black male kitten with a white medallion on his chest. He's about 16 weeks old as of 7/5/22. Once he gets to know a person, he's super friendly — will weave in and out of legs and follow a person around the house. He is currently living with another male kitty his own age and an adult male cat and gets along well and plays with both. He also lived with two small dogs for a couple of months and was fine with both dogs after a day or two. He needs a day or two to get acclimated to new entities in his life, but when he does, he accepts them all.
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Franklin wants nothing more than to hang out with his humans on their lap and get lots of active cuddles in! However, he's also happy to chill out alone when you're gone. His favorite spot to hang out when he’s alone is looking out the window at the bird feeder. Though occasionally playful, he's not the kind of cat you need to buy a lot of toys for. A warm bed or lap, and some tasty food, is about all it takes to make him happy. He would likely do better in a quieter home and seems to be scared of dogs, but he may be all right with other cats if introduced at his own pace. Franklin is truly a special little dude with a funny little personality and would be a great companion for someone looking for a lap cat. When he meows he opens his mouth really wide, and it makes it look like he's screaming, but the smallest, gentlest meow comes out instead. His sweet little serious face and big tomcat head will win you over immediately. You can find him on Instagram at @kingfranklinthefoster to see more videos—pictures don’t do him justice.
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Do you want a cat who is eager to help you with whatever you are doing? If so, we have the cat for you. Holmes is an orange tuxedo tabby bobtail whose nickname is Short Tail. He is about a year old (5/9/22). Those gorgeous amber eyes will just melt your heart. He is very friendly and he views every lap as a place to cuddle. He loves people and gets along with other cats. We haven’t tried him with dogs. If you aren’t doing something that he thinks needs his expertise, he is often found sitting on the screen porch or by a window observing the activities of the birds and chipmunks in the yard. His other favorite activity is wrestling with Watson.
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Videos of Holmes playing with his foster brothers.


Watson is an orange tabby, half-tail/bobtail cat. He’s about a year old (5/8/22). He is shy so it takes a while for him to warm up to new people. Once he does, he loves to be petted. Watson does get along with other cats; we’ve not tried him with dogs. Besides observing nature from various windows and the screen porch, his favorite activity is wrestling with Short Tail. He would do best in a home with just one or two people.
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Videos of Watson playing with his foster brothers.

Happy Tails -- Cats Adopted or Pending


Tate is a Russian blue-mix male kitten, about 16 weeks old as of 7/5/22. He's friendly and cuddly — loves people. Tate loves to sleep cuddled up on the chest of his foster mom. He's friendly with other cats — his foster home has another kitten his age and an adult kitty about 5 years old. He lived with two small dogs for a couple of months and was fine with them.
More photos of Little Man Tate.
A video of Little Man Tate getting petted and purring.


Meet Mouse! This little guy is a bundle of energy, cuddles, joy, and sheer entertainment. As of June 20th, he's about 10½ weeks old and weighs just a little over two pounds and squeaks when he meows (hence his name). Don't let his weight fool you though, he loves to eat! When he hears the food bag rustle, he comes flying. He was the smallest of the litter of 11 Maine-coon-mix kittens and is currently being fostered with his sister Mocha and his mother Percavelle. He recently attended Lavender Festival and helped to work the SARG booth for a full 6 hours, loving every minute of attention that was showered on him and impressing everyone who stopped by for a cuddle or a picture. After playing long and hard, his favorite thing to do is snuggle up to your neck and crash. Warning: apply only if you have a high threshold for pure adorableness and personality! *Comes with a catnip-filled cheese toy. Mouse and Mocha are littermates with Chocolate and Moose.
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Meet Mocha, a fluffy, 10½-week-old (as of June 20th), Maine-coon-mix ball of fluff and energy. This little girl's motto in life is to play hard, then play some more! When she's finally done playing she loves to cuddle beside you and crash out. She is currently being fostered with her mother Percavelle and brother Mouse. Her interests include: running, jumping, flying through the air, chasing toys, exploring, and rough-housing with Mouse, followed by long, intense snuggles. Mocha is fearless and always ready for a new adventure. Mouse and Mocha are littermates with Chocolate and Moose.
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Fern is a six-year-old gray tabby girl with white legs and vest. SARG took her into the program after learning that Fern had been living outdoors for some time — a declawed cat in significant danger because she had no way to defend herself. Fern has excellent litter box habits, in spite of her time outdoors. This is a lap cat, a lover who just wants to purr on a lap. Even when she first arrived in her foster home after living outdoors for a long time, she didn't hide — she just wanted someone to pay attention to her. She isn't a fan of being picked up, but since she jumps up next to anyone sitting down and walks into a lap, that's just fine. This little girl is special!
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Meet Chocolate! He is an energetic 8-week-old Maine coon mix kitten. Super soft and cuddly! He purrs all the time and loves to be held like a baby! He will fall asleep in your arms! Chocolate is being fostered with his litter-mate Moose, and they have a wonderful relationship. See Moose’s pictures and blurb. Chocolate weighs 1.8 pounds as of 5-23-2022.
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Meet Moose! Such a sweet, tiny Maine-coon-mix kitten! At just 1.6 pounds as of 5-23-2022, he is a little fluff-ball of fun! Moose loves cuddle time best and purrs quicker than any kitten his foster mom has met! He is lots of fun and loves chasing a feather toy. Moose is being fostered with his litter-mate Chocolate, and they have a wonderful time together.
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Blondie is a gorgeous Himalayan mix of indeterminate age -- probably about 8-10, rescued from Anderson County Animal Shelter. We were told she was surrendered when her owner died and no one in the family wanted her. Blondie is beautiful and shy. She pretty much lives in a closet or sequestered space. We don't know her story, but she's obviously frightened of the world around her. She uses her litter box and comes out to eat. And at those times, she'll let people pet her and love on her. But then she returns to her safe place. She'd do best in a home that can provide a closet or small room where she can feel safe. Blondie may become more adapted to life in the real world over time with love and care.
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Sam Gizmo
Sam and Gizmo are two of the most precious fur babies you will ever meet. They're 7½ weeks old, born approximately October 24. They were found in a box at a thrift store, where someone had brought them after their mother had apparently died. They were only 2½ weeks old and absolutely starving. Gizmo was near death, cold and limp -- so tiny, weighing only a few ounces so that she fit in the palm of a hand. Her brother Sam was twice her size, but still starving. But Gizmo was a fighter in spite of being fragile. Both were bottle fed 'round the clock until they were old enough for solids. These two are true bosom buddies, doing everything together, including eating, playing, sleeping, even using the litter box. Sam is a roly-poly goofball with a cute, bobbed half-tail. Gizmo may be tiny, but she is fierce. She holds her own when she and Sam get into rough-and-tumble. Since Sam and Gizmo are so deeply connected, we would prefer that they be adopted together if possible. Sam and Gizmo are such special babies, and they deserve all the love and comfort in the world. If you have room in your heart and in your home for this precious pair, please fill out an application today.
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Pansy is 9 weeks old and came into SARG a month ago (late October) with her little brother through a local shelter. They were weak, emaciated, and flea-ridden. She was brought to the vet, where unfortunately her brother passed away. She went to her foster as a solo kitten to live with two papillon dogs, and there she strengthened and healed. One month later she is 100% kitten -- all sugar and spice. Smart, curious, playful, and snuggly, she loves toys that dangle and jingle. When tired she finds her foster mom and climbs onto her shoulder or in the crook of her neck, purring and sometimes making up dough before going to sleep.

Pansy needs a true cat-loving home that will enjoy her social behaviors. She plays on her own nicely, but she wants to interact. In a perfect world she would have a playful cat or dog companion too. She's litter-trained and eats wet and dry food. The foster states, "She not the average cat. She shows a delightful personality and somehow she makes me feel loved and important. I think she is one of those 'lifetime' cats."
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Maple Blue Lily Marlene Fred Mickey

MAPLE                     BLUE                      LILY MARLENE                          FRED                            MICKEY

Update January 9, 2021: Thanks to all who have inquired about and applied to adopt these little ones. We have had high interest in them and are now working through the applications and queries that we have, and we are confident that we will be able to select homes for them from the responses received to date. Again, thanks to everyone who has been kind enough to offer these babies a home.
A Litter of 5! SARG has a litter of five kittens that were born on Nov. 19, 2020. Two of them are male orange tabby, two are female grey/brown tabby, and one is a female calico tabby. All are super-friendly playful kitties that are very lucky to be alive. Having been born right at the start of winter they were found by a dear friend of SARG and taken in right away. These kitties have already had one appointment with our vet, and they are healthy, strong, and growing just as they should. They will be ready for their forever homes on January 15th. SARG will, of course, pay for all the necessary shots, microchipping and spay/neuter with our veterinarian.


My name is Carter and I'm a beautiful light orange tabby with pale green eyes. I have very soft, silky fur and love being petted. I'm about 2 years old and a big boy -- I weigh about 17 pounds. I'm a very confident, social and loving boy. You know I'm happy and in love when you hear me purr! Toys are great fun and I love those little squiggly plastic cat toys! My potty manners are excellent! I live in a foster home with six other cats and 3 German shepherds. I have adjusted very well to being an indoor cat. My foster mom has a sun porch that I can access from inside the house and I've gotten quite skilled at using the cat door. I love watching birds from the window and snoozing on the cat tree. I love to play and would be happier with another cat to play with. My foster mom keeps a bowl of fresh water in the bathtub, and I love to get fresh water there every morning. It is so much better than drinking out the same water bowl as the dogs.
More photos of Carter.
Video of Carter playing with Morris.


Morris is a male orange-swirl tabby, and possibly a Manx mix, since his tail is only about 2 inches long. He is about 4 years old and was a stray in the Wear's Valley area who wanted to come inside. Morris does love to play with string, laser and toys; really loves catnip on his scratch box and toys. He was quite a wild child when he came to his foster home, but has calmed down and gets along pretty well with the other cats. He does fine with the dogs in the home -- two very large German shepherds. He does not like to be picked up, but does sleep on the bed and will cuddle. He likes to lie on a person, especially early in the morning. He loves being petted and does get in laps, but is a work-in-progress on becoming a true lap cat. He loves the cat tree on the sun porch and talks to the birds outside. He's a striking boy with his classic swirl tabby pattern in dark red-orange and his half-length tail.
More photos of Morris.
Video of Carter playing with Morris.

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