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Domestic Short Hair

An adotable cat in Philadelphia, PA

  • Adult
  • Medium
  • Female

Three-year-old Mona has not had it easy. She came from a hoarding house, and
eventually made her way to PAWS. Somewhere along the way, she lost a piece of one
of her ears, so she bears a slight mark of her sad early years.

Mona did not adjust well to the shelter, so she went to a foster home where she began to warm up. It was a slow process; at first, she was extremely shy and very wary of her “people.”
She preferred hiding under the bed to interacting with anyone. Slowly, she started
following her foster mom around the house and now she always sits next to her
on the couch. Mona is finally learning what it’s like to be loved! Because of her
unique background she is best suited to a household where her owners will take it
slow with her, and give her the space she needs. Mona prefers to come to you rather
than the other way around. She’ll let you know when she wants to be petted, and
when she wants to be left alone.

As she adjusts, Mona is proving to be a very sweet, well-mannered cat (no scratching or litterbox issues) and is ready to find a forever home where she can come into her own. She is probably not suited for a household with kids or dogs. But if you’re looking for a kitty who deserves a second or maybe third) chance, that’s Mona!

Please contact Mona's foster parent to learn more about her katylew@gmail.com.

PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue organization. PAWS pulls at-risk animals from the City of Philadelphia's animal control shelter and adopts them out from several locations: our adoption center (located at 2nd and Arch Streets), our wellness clinic (located at 2900 Grays Ferry Ave.), one of our adoption locations at area PETCO and PetSmart stores, or our network of foster homes.

PAWS is dedicated to saving the lives of Philadelphia's homeless, abandoned and unwanted animals and is working to make Philadelphia a city in which every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.

When you adopt a pet from PAWS you truly save a life!

Please reference this animal's ID NUMBER when inquiring about this pet. PAWS' Adoption Center is open Monday-Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. PAWS' Wellness Clinic is open Monday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All animals adopted from PAWS are up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccinations, spayed/neutered, and microchipped. Adoption fees are as follows: $150 for dogs older than 1 year, $200 for puppies under 1 year, $50 for cats over 6 months of age, and $75 for cats under 6 months of age.

Please visit our web site, www.phillypaws.org, for our full calendar of adoption events throughout the region, and for more information on adopting, fostering, volunteering, or donating.

Contact Info


PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society)

Philadelphia, PA

Phone: 215-238-9901 ext. 30

Email: adoptions@phillypaws.org

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