Breed/Appearance: Dilute tortoiseshell
Hair Length: Short
My name is Ava, and I’m a gentle soul. I first came to the HSCC’s no-kill shelter after being pulled from Cobb County Animal Services. I was a pitiful picture at that time, thin and almost bald due to flea allergies. But as you can see in my photos, I made a full recovery and am now a striking beauty in good health! I’m a dilute tortie, with muted colors and eye-catching facial markings.
I’m now a healthy girl, but I really need to get out of the shelter and into a calm, loving forever home. I’m very sensitive, and while many animals do fine with shelter life — especially with the HSCC’s homey, free-roam cat rooms — it’s not a good fit for me. I LOVE people so much, but I feel intimidated by the many other cats here. I stayed at the Java Cats Meowietta cat lounge for a short while, but my stress level became elevated (and I gained significant weight from stress-eating), so I quickly returned to the HSCC’s no-kill shelter. I’m staying in a private enclosure here because the community cat rooms make me anxious — I don’t like crowds!
Like I said, I LOVE PEOPLE! I’m a little shy when I first meet new humans, but it doesn’t take long before I come running for pets and love. When familiar people walk into the room, I light up with joy. I’m inquisitive and talkative (I “eow” instead of “meow”!), and my favorite pastimes include head-butting and being petted. I bask in human attention and would thrive in a calm, quiet home with consistent human companionship — perhaps with a retired couple/person, or someone who works from home. Traveling, frequent relocations, and/or a bustling, high-activity household wouldn’t be a good fit for me.
I’m a petite girl, but I do love food, so my weight will need to be monitored to keep me in good health. I’d probably be fine with gentle children older than toddler age, and I’d also be happy with another very laid-back kitty or small dog (larger dogs might be too much for me). I’m a sweet girl and will make a wonderful companion for the right household. Could it be yours?
If you think I would be a good fit for your home, please call 770-428-LOST (5678) to set up an appointment to come meet me! I have been spayed and microchipped and am up to date on all my vaccinations.