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June Is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month

Photos special to The Greeneville Neighbor News. Pictured clockwise from top left are Mousse (tuxedo cat), Jenny (tabby), Catundra (dilute calico) and Patsy (tortoiseshell).

Originally published: 2013-06-20 08:46:43
Last modified: 2013-06-20 09:53:15

From The Greeneville Neighbor News

By Janet Medcalf

Every month we love seeing our adoptable cats and kittens get "furever" homes. We're especially excited this month because June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat month, and we're hoping that all of our cats will get adopted!

Since the beginning of the year, 90 shelter cats have been adopted from the Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society, but there are still many more left to wait until their furever family comes for them.

We want to share just a few of our adoptable cats with the Greeneville Neighbor News readers.

Jenny is a tabby cat. A tabby is any domestic cat that has a coat featuring distinctive stripes, dots, lines or swirling patterns. All tabbies, regardless of their pattern have an "M" on their forehead.

Our tabby, Jenny, is so sweet and loving and has even fostered several orphaned kittens during her stay at the Humane Society. She has beautiful black and gray stripes, a black tipped tail and gorgeous green eyes.

Catundra is a female dilute calico. Dilute calicos get that description because of a gene that changes their coloring. Instead of bright orange and black patches as with a regular calico, a dilute calico is like milk being added to coffee. This dilute factor changes the black to gray and the orange to cream. Catundra is extremely affectionate and loves when visitors and volunteers spend time loving on her. She will make a wonderful cat for some lucky person!

Patsy is a female tortoiseshell cat. Tortoiseshell describes a brindled coat coloring found almost exclusively in female cats. Cats of this color are mottled, with patches of orange or cream and chocolate, black or blue. They are sometimes called torties. Patsy is a sweet cat that loves to be petted!

Mousse is a female tuxedo cat. Tuxedo cats are black cats with white chests, stomachs and paws. They actually look as though they're wearing a tuxedo! Research indicates that tuxedo cats are significantly more intelligent than other breeds and that this difference may be as great as 200%. We're guessing that our Mousse is the genius in the cat room!

To make it even more affordable to give one of our cats or kittens a home during the month of June, we have reduced our adoption fee to just $75.00. This fee includes their spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and vet exam. Some of our cats that have been with us for a while have an even lower adoption fee … just ask!

The Greeneville Greene County Humane Society has the purr-fect cat for you! We invite everyone to visit our adoption center located at 950 Hal Henard Road.

Our hours are Monday through Friday 11-5 and Saturdays 11-4. You can view our adoptable animals online on our Facebook page, Friends of Greeneville-Greene County TN Humane Society or our website at

For more information and stories, see The Greeneville Sun.

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