Animal ID: 247931
Volunteer: Kaylan T.
Holly was transferred to us from another shelter for displaying “hot/cold behavior,” although to be honest, the vast majority of what we’ve seen from her has been sweetness and affection! Now, that said, it’s important to note that Holly is the kind of kitty who’s quite sensitive to her surroundings and needs some time to get to know you. Once she is comfortable, well let’s just say, that’s when the fun begins! After allowing you the high honor of giving her cheek scratches, tummy rubs and brushing sessions, prepare yourself for some extraordinary purring, biscuit-making and even drooling!
That’s right, this cat is a big love! …Both figuratively and literally. You see, Holly is very overweight and she will need a home where her weight loss and management will be a priority. You’ll also notice from the photos that she has a cleft lip. Holly was born with this and is not impaired by it – in fact, we think it adds to her charm! Now, here’s just a little of what one of our Behavior Center volunteers, Kaylan, has to say about this lovable feline she’s chosen as her volunteer pick:
What do you like best about her personality?
“Holly responds when I call her name with a half chirp/half meow as she comes out of her cubby.”
What first drew you to your pick?
“When Holly first arrived at the shelter she was always hiding in her cubby, especially when people were around. As soon as everyone left, she would come out, give me a few meows, and then roll over to get me to per her. She loves to be scratched behind her ears and around her face and communicates her appreciation very clearly.”
Is there something special about the way your pick looks?
“Holly has a cleft lip that gives her a very cute face.”
What is her coolest/silliest/most unique trait?
“She loves to use her scratching box and then roll around in some catnip. She craves pets and scratches and would be a loyal companion in return.”
Anything else you’d like to add about your pick?
“Holly is very sensitive to noise and commotion so shelter life has been difficult for her. She would do best in a forever home that is very quiet. She was briefly in a habitat that had a cat tree where she could climb to the top an catch the morning sun. Add some catnip and a few scratches behind the ears and this girl will be in a state of bliss!”
Holly is available for adoption but currently resides at our non-public Sherman Street campus, where she can have some relief from the stressful noises and activity of shelter living. If you are interested in meeting this special lady, please give us a call at (619) 299-7012 to arrange an introduction!