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A volunteer had been feeding a colony of five cats outside her apartment. The landlord decided he wanted them gone, so our volunteer contacted a local TNR group in November, 2011. The volunteer didn’t want to see all of them put back out in the cold, so Cat Guardians agreed to take the two with the best chance of being socialized. Given how feral they were, this was all relative of course. After allowing them to settle in and after noticing they slow-blinked back at us in between all the hissing, we knew we could work with them.

“Mon Felis” was a big boy with a loud hiss. We changed his name to Jade, a precious stone considered to have strong energy. He wasn’t afraid to lash out at people who reached into his cage, and even knocked a bowl of food out of someone’s hand at feeding time. Socializing him went slow at first, because he was so afraid of people. We read him a couple chapters of the Steve Jobs biography, shared food with him and slowly got him used to being touched, then being petted, and then being nuzzled. After three months, he was on his way to being the sweet boy he is today.

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  • Male

  • 13 years old
  • Brown tabby short hair

  • FIV+ (learn more)

Have a question about this cat?

If you have a question about this cat, please feel free to get in touch. If you are interested in adopting this or any other a cat shown on our site, the first step is to complete an adoption application and return it electronically. The adoption team will review your application and contact you to discuss your cat ownership experience. Click here for the application form and here for our adoption policy.

We do not schedule appointments to meet cats without a completed adoption application.

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Share a little love with one or more of the shelter cats!  Sponsor any of our cats for as little as $20 for one month. You’ll receive a biography and picture of the cat you sponsored, a certificate of sponsorship, and a small gift to show our appreciation.

Your support will help pay for this cat’s food and health care as we work to find them a permanent, loving home.

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Adoption Fees

Our adoption fees are $150 for kittens and $120 for adult cats.

Prior to adoption, all of our cats are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on all shots, microchipped, and tested for FIV and Feline Leukemia.

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