Oak Ridge, TN
Cats Available for Adoption
Mushu, named after the lovable dragon from Mulan, is a six-week-old
orange-tabby kitten who came to us under the guise of a male kitten
who was revealed to be a female kitten. She is an adorable little
fuzz-ball who loves to run around and chase after toys. But she also
loves to cuddle and take a nap on a nice warm lap.
More photos of Mushu.
Cricket, named after the lucky cricket from Mulan, is an eight-week-old,
male, grey-and-white, Manx-mixed, bob-tailed kitten. He is full of
boundless curiosity and loves to run around the house with a fuzzy ball
in his mouth. He gets along with older cats and enjoys cuddling and being
groomed by them. He also loves to cuddle and has one of the loudest purrs.
He likes to sit on shoulders like a little parrot while being petted.
More photos of Cricket.
My name is Annika, like Seven of Nine on
Star Trek Voyager! I too wear a sleek silver jumpsuit and
am a strong independent lady. I am an almost two-year-old female
Russian blue mix, and I am looking for a place to call home! My
voyage has been long, and on the way we have discovered that
small children are not my favorite, so I need to find a home without
them. I get along fine with teenagers and adults, as well as other
cats and dogs! I am a loving and affectionate cat on my own terms
and love to talk and play. I won’t sit on your lap, but I love to
be near my people and will follow you around the house to see what
fun new adventures await us next! Won’t you help me find my way to
a forever home?
More photos of Annika.
Luna is a pretty, black kitty with striking white whiskers and eyebrows.
She is about 5 years old as of May, 2020. She prefers a quiet
household without dogs or young children for her forever home, although
she does well with the other cats in her foster home. Her foster mom has
decided that Luna would be a great companion for a person who is a night-owl;
she is at her friendliest late at night and comes to be petted and share
More photos of Luna.
Video of Luna.
Apollo was named after a Greek god known for his beauty. This
striking black-and-white tuxedo kitty -- about seven years
old -- is looking for his new forever home. Apollo has recently
lived with another cat, so we know he’s cat-friendly. He’s also
very people-friendly -- his previous owner says he's "all about
his people." He is only available for adoption due to serious
health issues of his previous people. Our vets say he is friendly
and sweet. He’s ready for the next chapter in his life.
Another photo of Apollo.
About two years old, Maggie (with her 3 kittens) was rescued from
the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter. Now that the kittens are in their
furever homes, Maggie is looking for her final home. Maggie is a
very sweet cat who loves to be wherever you are. She follows her
people, and will sit in a lap and purr contentedly. Since Maggie
does not appreciate other cats, she would be happiest in a home
where she is the only cat. She is a polydactyl
on both front feet, meaning she has extra toes. Polydactyls (also
known as "Hemingway cats," since he rescued many over the
years) were prized by sailors for their extraordinary climbing and
hunting abilities. They were believed to bring good luck. So if
you want a beautiful, loving kitty to bring you good luck, put in
an application for Maggie.
More photos of Maggie.
Video of Maggie's helpful hints for dealing with shelter in place.
Happy Tails -- Cats Adopted or Pending
Mr Smith, two years old, came to us from a local veterinarian who
removed one hind leg that was badly damaged, probably by being hit
by a car. Mr. Smith is in a foster home, learning again how to navigate
and doing very well. He gets along well with the dog in the home, seems
fine with other cats when he sees them, and LOVES people. Mr. Smith wants
to follow his people and sit or sleep with them. Although he’s FIV positive,
that’s not a problem -- the latest research indicates that FIV+ and FIV- cats
can co-exist with no problems. If you’re looking for a lover of a cat,
this handsome orange tabby boy could be a great fit.
More photos of Mr. Smith.
Penelope is a 9-month-old Maine coon mix. She was turned in to
the shelter because her owners were moving and couldn’t take her
with them. She is super-friendly and loves being wherever you are.
She gets along ok with other cats. We don’t know how she does with
dogs since there are not dogs at her foster home.
More photos of Penelope.
Meet Teddy, a stunning black 6-month-old Siamese-mix kitten. He is
super-friendly and super-tall! He is going to be one tall and long
cat. He is a little shy at first but comes around very quickly, a
little bundle of purring joy to be around. He likes to play and be
cuddled and purr! Man can he purr -- purr so loudly you can hear him
across the room! Teddy likes to climb on the top of the cat tree and
look out the windows. He is very agile and quick to grab the feather
toy. The foster home where Teddy is has several other kittens and he
gets along with them, as well as with the older cats.
More photos of Teddy.
Say "hello" to Cedric, a stunning, 1½-year-old
Russian blue mix cat with mesmerizing, big green eyes. These
photos don't begin to capture his beautiful coloring and sweet
demeanor. Cedric is an affectionate, loving cat who will greet
you with his loud and pretty constant purring. He would probably
do best as an only cat in a quiet, calm household. Won't you be
the one to give this special cat his furever home?
More photos of Cedric.
My name is Beemer because I purr like a well-tuned BMW! My motor
starts the minute you look at me. I know my eyes look a little
different, but the doctors tell me nothing is wrong and that I
am beautiful! I don’t notice that I’m different, and I can see
perfectly! That feather toy isn’t going to get away from me! I
will jump high in the air and do flips just to catch it. And man,
that red dot! Oh my goodness, do I love to chase that red dot!
I don’t know how it moves so fast!! The foster home has some
other cats and kittens that I enjoy playing with. I really enjoy
this little kitten named Chevy. His personality is similar to
mine. We both love to purr. My foster mom took some pictures
of us cuddled up together the other day. Speaking of my foster
mom, she has nicknamed me "her shadow," I guess because
I’m always following her around. I love to be by people and get
petted, so I figure if I’m by her side she will pet me more often.
And besides, making the bed is fun!
More photos of Beemer.
My name is Mickey. I’m a grey-tabby-and-white, short-haired cat
about 2 years old, and I am so happy, because I’m one of the lucky
cats. I was found trying to get dinner out of the McCallister’s Café
dumpster. The next thing I knew I was in the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter.
They gave me lots of food, and I didn’t even have to beg for it! Then
these 2 lovely ladies from the rescue group SARG saw me and -- I must
say -- fell in love with my charming personality! I pulled out all the
stops for them, and they picked me! I am sure glad they did, because
there were complications with my neuter and I almost died! If it hadn’t
been for SARG and the emergency vet hospital, I’m sure I wouldn’t be
here today. I’m so happy! I love to be petted and cuddled all the time.
Just sit on the couch for a minute and I’m up in your lap wanting to be
petted. In my foster home I have other cats to play with, but really
my favorite is the teenage girl that I sleep with every night! She
loves to pet me as much as I love getting pets. I’m hoping for a great
forever home with people that want to pet me too.
More photos of Mickey.
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.
Poppyseed is an affectionate and playful 3-year-old female cat.
She is a petite little thing and is always on the move! Her
original owners tragically had to surrender her after they had
been homeless and living in a car. Poppy was very scared and
confused when she first came into foster care, but has adjusted
to having lots of space to roam and lots of toys to play with!
She is very chatty and makes these cute little screeches like
the baby dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, which is why her nickname
here is “The Veloci-cat-purr!” Poppy is the sweetest and most
loving cat you will ever meet; if you are looking for a young,
active kitty to call your own, Poppy is the purr-fect cat for
More photos of Poppyseed.
Videos of Poppyseed at play.
George Bailey is a gorgeous Maine coon mix boy of about 4½-5
years old. He's in a foster home with another cat, so we know he
gets along with other cats. George was a stray found in a barn
who was taken in by a family who ultimately decided they couldn't
keep him. He had been chipped at one point, but attempts to contact
the original owner went nowhere. SARG has re-chipped him so that
his chip information is up to date. Now he's looking for a true
"forever" home. George appears to like people and will
sit on laps. As we have him longer, we'll discover more about
this stunning boy.
More photos of George Bailey.
We named this little 12-week-old tuxedo Siamese-mix boy Chevy, because
his motor is always running! Chevy purrs all the time – the minute
you look at him his motor starts! His foster mom looks down and sees
Chevy all the time just begging to be picked up. He wants to fall
asleep in your arms. We believe this is because he was bottle-fed
as a baby. Chevy was brought to the shelter without a mom when he
was only about 4-5 weeks old and needed to be bottle fed until he
could learn to eat regular kitten food. He learned fast and loves
to chow down on some Friskies canned food! Treats are also a favorite
of his. As soon as he hears the rattle of the container he comes
running. Chevy is a beauty, with stunning markings on his ears and
the back of his head. He gets along with all the other cats in the foster
home; he especially enjoys spending some time with Beemer, another
kitten up for adoption with SARG.
More photos of Chevy.
Magnolia probably has some Russian blue in her background. Always
exploring and finding toys to play with, she’s still only when it’s
time to nap.
More photos of Magnolia.
Marcy is a gray-and-white polydactyl Manx mix. She is the most
adventurous of the kittens, leading the other two on great explorations
in the bedroom they now call home. She will be ready for her new home
in a couple of weeks, around March 13, 2020.
More photos of Marcy.
Marigold, a gray-and-white tuxedo kitten, was born about December 20, 2019.
We think she has some Maine coon and maybe some Russian blue in her
background. She is very playful. She’s a lap-kitty until she sees
something interesting that needs her immediate attention.
More photos of Marigold.
Melody is a black-and-tan polydactyl tabby with white paws. A
typical kitten, she’s right there playing with a toy or wrestling
with her sisters. She will be ready for her new home in a couple
of weeks, around March 13, 2020.
More photos of Melody.
Matilda is a black-and-tan mackerel polydactyl tabby. If there is
a toy to be found, she’s right there playing with it. She will be
ready for her new home in a couple of weeks, around March 13, 2020.
Another photo of Matilda.
Meet MacKenzie, a 10-week-old bundle of energy who’s looking for
a forever home. We think she’s a Maine coon mix. She spends her
days investigating her foster home. Anything on the floor, from
a dry cat-food pellet to an errant sock becomes her play toy.
She tries to engage the two 15-year-old cats she’s living with,
but they look at her like maiden aunts looking at the overactive
2-year-old. When one of them gets enough of her antics, they
whack her one and she goes away – for a little while. So if
you are looking for a playful, full-of-life, kitten, then
MacKenzie is the kitten for you.
Another photo of Mackenzie.
Look at our newest SARG boy! Samson is a 2+-year-old black male Maine
coon mix. This big, sweet, friendly boy has spent his life up to this
point pretty much having to fend for himself. He’s ready to find his
forever indoor home and be someone’s special buddy. This boy gets along
with dogs, other cats, and all the people he’s met since we’ve had him.
More photos of Samson.
Hi, my name is Bubbles and I am the kitty you’ve been looking for! I’m
about a year old, female, and have the softest fur you have ever felt. I am
snuggly and sweet and do well with my foster siblings (cats and dogs).
I am a little chatty and I love to play! What more could you ask for
in a cat? I am just sheer purr-fection!”
More photos of Bubbles.
My name is Biscuits and I am the sweetest and friendliest cat you will
ever meet. I am such a happy kitty that I knead constantly, hence my
name! I am female, 2 years old, and get along famously with other cats and dogs,
but people are my very favorite. I come running whenever you call my
name in hopes of chin scratches and snuggles! I love to chat with you
when you get home from work and tell you all about my day exploring
the house and hanging out with the dogs. Wouldn’t you love to give a
perfect cat like me a forever home?
More photos of Biscuits.
Video of Biscuits
and doggie friend.
Video of Biscuits vs.
the laser dot.
Little Luke is a tiny blond tabby kitty at only 1 pound, 3 ounces
and 5 weeks old as of December 8. He was found abandoned under a
porch and brought to Oak Ridge Animal Shelter with his sibling.
This is where SARG found him. As he was too little to be left alone,
we got him and his brother, Baby Yoda, into foster care right away.
Little Luke was riddled with fleas and ear mites but lucky to have
been found and rescued. SARG made sure he received all the vet care
he needs. Little Luke's brother looks very much like a Maine coon,
and while Little Luke seems to have that personality, he doesn’t have
the look. He wants to cuddle a person all the time. His favorite
spot is on your shoulder. If he is not on your shoulder, he is
following you from room to room exploring and playing with a ball.
Little Luke is fearless; as soon as he stepped out of his carrier
into his foster home, Little Luke ran up to all the other cats to
greet them and explore all the crevices of the house. His tiny size
doesn’t stop him one bit. He is sure to grow into one beautiful cat!
More photos of Little Luke.
Leia is an adventurous, people-oriented and cuddly 8-week-old kitten,
as of December 5, 2019. She was found in Oak Ridge, TN, abandoned on
the side of the road, meowing, scared, underweight and malnourished,
with a chemical burn on her back. Leia is a strong one and is
recovering well. Her burn is healing and she is super-lovable. Just
like Leia in Star Wars, our Leia hasn’t
let any adversity dampen her lively and happy personality. She is
ready to tackle the world.
More photos of Leia.
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
More photos of Morris.
Video of Carter playing with Morris.
Baby Yoda is a tiny Maine-coon-mix kitten, 5 weeks old as of December
5, 2019. He has a super-sweet disposition and loves all the other kitties
in his foster home. He was found abandoned under a porch, riddled with
fleas and ear mites. As he was too tiny to be left alone, SARG is now
fostering him in a home with other kittens his age. He looks a bit like
Baby Yoda from the new Star Wars series
The Mandalorian. Baby Yoda is just as his
name suggests: curious, docile and loves everyone in an understated
way. He is sure to grow to be a nice fluffy kitty.
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