Archive for the ‘Cat’ Category

Mo

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

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Enzo

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

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Penny

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

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Cassidy

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

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Antonio & Carmen

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Carmen and Antonio, two little bookends of sphinx-like perfection, would love to adorn your home and to share their honey light with their new family. These guys are exquisitely handsome with their golden coats but also have hearts as sweet as honey!  These two-year-old twins will “double your pleasure, double your fun” with their loving and sweet ways. If you like to snuggle, they’re your guys. If you enjoy lap cats, count on them. Increase your low-impact arm exercising by petting these guys –it’ll be quite the workout because they won’t let you stop! If you aren’t available for a snuggle, no worries, Carmen and Antonio love to snuggle with each other, too! Have that camera ready because they are too cute for words. The consensus is in on these guys… Carmen and Antonio, perfect together, perfect for you!

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Pancake

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Just like light, fluffy pancakes with sweet syrup can provide you with the ultimate in comfort food, you can get the same result, without all those pesky calories, from our little Pancake. Almost two years old and a svelte ten pounds, this boy will fill your life with sweetness and affection. He loves to play but also loves his snuggle time with the love of his life. If you would like to be the one and only in someone’s four-legged life, Pancake’s your guy. He’s quite the chatter box so you can be sure there will be no lull in any conversations you are having with him. Found as a wee stray, Pancake wants nothing more than a safe and secure haven to call home. He is absolutely over-the-top handsome (Eat your heart out, George Clooney) which is only accentuated by his calm, serene aura. Once you get a taste of our boy, Pancake, you’ll just want to make him yours!

 

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Cher

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

“I got you, babe!” are more than just words to a song for these two bandmates. Sonny and Cher, two black and white, knock-your-socks-off gorgeous kitties are back on tour and looking to score a new forever gig with you. Adopted from Francisvale in 2012, Sonny and Cher’s beloved guardian has just recently passed away, and so they find themselves in need of a new home and loving family. Sonny wears his personality on his sleeve – sociable, playful, and sweet. You will just eat him up. Cher approaches the social scene with a reserved dignity until you find her wriggling her way onto your lap and into your heart. Both sweeties are quintessential lap cats loving to be close and sharing in the hugging, stroking, and petting that come with the job.  Let’s keep the band together and have these two make some beautiful music in your life!

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Sonny

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

“I got you, babe!” are more than just words to a song for these two bandmates. Sonny and Cher, two black and white, knock-your-socks-off gorgeous kitties are back on tour and looking to score a new forever gig with you. Adopted from Francisvale in 2012, Sonny and Cher’s beloved guardian has just recently passed away, and so they find themselves in need of a new home and loving family. Sonny wears his personality on his sleeve – sociable, playful, and sweet. You will just eat him up. Cher approaches the social scene with a reserved dignity until you find her wriggling her way onto your lap and into your heart. Both sweeties are quintessential lap cats loving to be close and sharing in the hugging, stroking, and petting that come with the job.  Let’s keep the band together and have these two make some beautiful music in your life!

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Daisy

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017


The mysteriousness of the mountains is ingrained in the DNA of our svelte and ultra-cool Himalayan, Daisy and reflected in her deeply intense and knowing eyes. A stunner, at nine-and-a-half years young, Daisy has had to endure two significant losses in a short period of time. Her original guardian passed away a year ago, and, although her guardian’s older sister tried to fill the gap, she became overwhelmed in caring for an ill dog so had to surrender sweet Daisy into the caring hands and loving hearts at Francisvale. Just as people go to the mountains to enjoy the quiet and solitude, our Daisy appreciates a serene environment surrounded by like-minded two-legged and four-legged souls. Daisy is as beautiful as the flower for which she is named, and she can be your very own breath of spring and joyful companionship.

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Romeo

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Romeo has already captured all our hearts at the shelter. He is a good natured young fellow.  He will follow you all around the room and consistently ask for your attention.  He is playful and enjoys the company of other cats.

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Ruby

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

This gorgeous lady is Ruby!  Her beauty matches her personality.  She is always up for a head scratch and a lap to crawl into.

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Marigold

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Gardeners sometimes employ the technique of companion planting in order for pairings to enjoy improved growth through supporting each other. Marigolds are a good example of a plant that provides invaluable support for others. You can experience your own version of this if you team up with our 14 month old Marigold. This petite kitty with fur the color of the rising sun at dawn is in a word spectacular. Her first experience as being that “companion plant” came when, as a homeless kitty, she sheltered on the grounds of an assisted living facility where she befriended a loving and kind woman.  Wouldn’t it be great if you and our playful, energetic Marigold became the “companion plants” in each other’s lives and could bloom and blossom together?

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Achilles

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Our boy Achilles is casting his eyes up to the heavens and asking the universe to send him his very own special someone to love. Could it be you? This six and a half year old black and white could be the yin to your yang. A conversationalist at heart, Achilles has found his own voice and will while away the days with you sharing his chatter and companionable observations. Achilles likes living large and that includes being a food aficionado. He loves to eat and has set his internal clock to know exactly when chow-down time is. Giving him a hug is like wrapping your arms around a big ole marshmallow – yummy, soft, and cuddly! Achilles loves company so, if you are someone who hangs out by the home fires a lot, Achilles is your guy. Sometimes, this boy just needs to get away from it all, and who of us doesn’t, so he tucks himself into the tiniest nooks and crannies he can find and contents himself watching the world go by…serenity at its best! The only Achilles’ heel this guy has is that he wants to find a family of his own, and who can blame him for that? Treat yourself to a conversation with Achilles at Francisvale, and you’ll find yourself smitten!

 

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Socrates

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Socrates, the Greek philosopher who strongly influenced the development of Western thinking, has a kindred spirit embodied in our wee boy who exudes the wisdom of the ages in his stunningly intense eyes. Handsome and elegant with a coat the color of exquisite honey, this guy is also a honey of a boy. Anchored by a personality of genuine sweetness, this one year old kitty approaches life with a philosophy of joy and love. Who can argue with that perspective? Four-legged Socrates maintains a demeanor of quiet reserve upon first meeting, but that is soon replaced by his fun-loving, playful nature. First in line for belly rubs, he also engages with great curiosity in all that life has to offer. Playtime with those wonder-filled wand toys is a highlight to his days, not to mention, there’s always a good time to be had when there are treats in the offing. A truly sociable creature with two- and four-legged critters, Socrates will pull at your heartstrings and enrich your life with the example of his. Stop by and have a meeting of the minds with Socrates – you’ll be so happy you did!

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Aurora

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Gorgeous Aurora will melt your heart when you meet her. A young lady, at just a year and a half old, she is a knock-out with her lush grey and white coat. Aurora, whose name means “dawn”, derived from the “goddess of the sunrise”, is radiant and sleek – guaranteed to steal away your heart. When Aurora came to Francisvale, she was “with kitten” and subsequently gave birth to six precious little ones. Four of these sweet kitties have been adopted, and now it needs to be Aurora’s turn. She loves the company of other cats and adores the attention she gets from all of her two-legged friends. Aurora loves to play, and she is full of fun- loving “cat-itude” -no wallflower here – her spunk and feistiness will definitely make you smile! Consider enriching your life with the “Dawn of a New Day” and invite Aurora into your life!

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Shayna

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

 The Yiddish word for “beautiful” is Shayna, and this little namesake totally fits the bill. Coolly elegant with her gray and white coat, Shayna plays the shy card, but only for a little bit. When she gets to know you, she happily shares her loving and gentle heart with her super best friend. Just visualize this stunning girl happily padding around your nest, checking you out with her gorgeous green eyes, and sharing precious cuddle moments with you on your favorite chair. Shayna would like to be your one and only kitty… and that’s a beautiful thing in any language!

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Zack

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

 Zack will undoubtedly steal your heart away when you lock eyes with this handsome and beguiling fellow. White paws and face are surrounded by a luxurious grey and black striped coat that you just can’t help stroking. Zack will willingly partner with you in the love and affection department. Like to snuggle? Zack’s right there. Like to chill out on the couch? No problem… Zack will be your buddy. Want to fuss over someone? Zack willingly volunteers for the job. This boy is a true Renaissance man; he likes his occasional “me” time and will sometimes do his meditation in a cozy corner or favorite window seat. Then, he’s right back in the swing of things. This guy is sweet, playful, and totally great!

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Pierce

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Say hello to Pierce, a sleek, velvety beauty with an ebony coat and intensely engaging eyes. At just about five years old, this boy lives up to his name – Pierce, the Rock. Pierce lived in a loving home until game changing allergies altered the course of his life forever. Despite this harsh blow, Pierce keeps the faith with his sweet personality balanced by frisky playfulness and laid back chillin’. This cuddle puss will happily swing by for some head scratches and treats but is just as happy to entertain you by playing with his toys especially those cool wands. Pierce is a real ladies man preferring the company of little girl cats, but he’s also a mellow fellow as an only kitty.  Team up with Pierce… you’ll make a great team!!

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Jack

Friday, May 13th, 2016

This Jack “don’t wanna hit the road no more, no more, no more.” This Jack “don’t wanna hit the road no more!” Instead, this boy is only looking to find that “long and winding road” that leads him right into your heart. Can you imagine – at just a smidgen over one-year old, Jack was abandoned, found wandering, alone, hungry, and scared behind a shopping center. Thanks to the generously big heart of a compassionate stranger, Jack was safely delivered from a harsh life on the streets to the warm, loving shelter of Francisvale where he receives the tender, loving care he so deserves. Despite his troubles and the poor treatment he experienced at the hands of some, Jack retains his optimism that all will be well. Exquisitely beautiful with his stunning gray and white coat, charming little beauty mark on his nose, and huge, serenely limpid eyes, Jack just wants to share his loving heart with you. He seems to get it…that when you have been dealt a heart-breaking blow, you meet life’s disappointments with grace. Jack retains his sweet, affectionate, and friendly nature, and he is poised to share that magnificent self with you. Just give him a chance, and your life will be the better for it – a win-win…it doesn’t get any better than that.

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Storm

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

This little guy’s name may be Storm, but he’s really the proverbial “calm”. Just look into those deeply intense eyes, and you’ll feel the serenity that comes from two hearts in sync. Storm is looking for that forever family who will treasure, protect, and truly care for him. Still a kitty at one-and-a-half, this baby will wriggle his way into your life and lap. A gorgeous contrast in gray and white, he strikes a handsome and distinctive figure with a happy little streak of mischief that will bring a twinkle to your eye. After a storm, we search the sky for the magic of a rainbow sighting and the pot of gold at its end. Let this exquisite kitten be your very own pot of gold. That would be a treasure indeed!

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Spot

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Regal and debonair are two adjectives that come right to mind upon meeting sweet Spot. Elegant in his alabaster coat, Spots just stops you in your tracks with his mesmerizing eyes. Clocking in at four years old, Spot has a gentle spirit and a calm demeanor. This boy likes to survey his domain from on high and appreciates that behind-the-ears scratching thing that feels oh, so good. This marshmallow kitty has a soft exterior and a huge heart filled to the brim with love. Spot is happy to hang out with his two-legged friends and other like-minded kitties. Bring this lad into your life and he will “hit the spot”. Good times for all!

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Jinxy

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Translating from Latin, the name “Jinxy” means “magic charm”. So, if you are inclined to add some magic into your life, come on over to Francisvale and meet this little charmer. At just about 2½ years old, Jinxy is exquisite… she boasts a stunning coat with dramatic markings and mysterious green eyes that are sure to cast a spell on you. Jinxy is a quiet soul, enjoying opportunities to simply take everything in and relishing the role of keen observer of life. She doesn’t want to be a bother so she won’t be a chatterbox but opts instead to whisper sweet nothings in a teeny tiny voice. She enjoys other like-minded cats but would also be quite happy to just entertain herself and her very own cat people.  With a tip of the hat to Old Blue Eyes along with a slight adaptation, won’t you let that old “cat” magic take you in its spell and bring Jinxy home with you.

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Professional portraits by Mary Hunt Davis Photography www.maryhuntdavis.com

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Nala

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Just look at this picture of sun-kissed Nala and what you see is what you get…personality plus!! This beautiful kitty also has a lot of gumption. She started out life solo…found newly born and abandoned, she was blessed to come under the care of one of Francisvale’s compassionate staff members. She was bottle fed and raised in loving kindness not only by the staff member in her home but also by her family dogs who took this sweet, innocent kitty under their “paws” and protected her like their own. In short order, lovely Nala was adopted. For three glorious years, Nala had a wonderful home, and then she didn’t. Her family could no longer take care of her so she returned to Francisvale. Now, two years later, five-year-old Nala is longing to once again have a home she can call her own. This girl will love being your playmate and your lapmate. She relishes gazing out the window and watching the world go by. Nala would happily enjoy your companionship as well as that of the other two and four-legged members of your family. She is just your all-around social butterfly! Swing by Francisvale and get your very own “high five” from Nala. Before you know it, you could be getting that awesome greeting very single day!

Professional portraits by Mary Hunt Davis Photography www.maryhuntdavis.com

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Charlie

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Charming Charlie can’t wait ‘til he is able to waltz into your life so that he can share his own unique brand of love and joy directly with you. This boy is the quintessential lap cat who will be over the moon sharing a quiet time with you even enjoying your reading a good story to him as you chill out together. Charlie-boy is a gentle soul who, although he falls into the “senior” category is still in touch with his inner kitten, enjoying frolicking with his toys and living the good life with his other cat friends. Charlie can also be found lounging at a nearby window taking in all that the big outdoors has to offer.  This boy, although a svelte 14 pounds, loves his wet-only food. You serve it; he eats it – with relish! Charlie would love a peaceful, serene home so he doesn’t have to be anxious. Your special brand of TLC will be a great asset to Charlie, and, in return, he will give you a wonderful dose of the music and magic that makes a happy time for all. A win-win all around!

Portraits by Mary Hunt Davis Photography www.maryhuntdavis.com

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Captain

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Oh Captain, my Captain…bring this little boy on board, and it’ll be smooth sailing and full steam ahead. Exotic with an aura of mystique, this laddie has mastered the art of lighthearted roguishness. Playful is his middle name, and he particularly likes to give your hair an affectionate little tug when you stroll past him. A light, sweet tap on your arm is his way of sending you a message from his heart. In the mood for conversation? Captain loves to chitchat and will happily talk to you…but isn’t any discussion made all the better when there’s a little snack involved? Captain certainly thinks so and willingly shares his opinion about when breakfast should be served. He’s an all-day grazer, believing in that figure saving concept that small meals throughout the day are the way to go. Choose Captain for your wheelhouse, and your crew will be complete.

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Portraits by Mary Hunt Davis Photography www.maryhuntdavis.com

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Tenille

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Love, love will keep us together…a Captain and Tennille hit in 1975, will be a hit again in 2017 when you meet our little Tennille, and she sweeps you off your feet. This laid back lady may play it a bit shy at first, but, before you know it, you’ve got a best bud, snuggling up and looking forward to lots of delicious belly rubs. Yummy treats top the hit parade as well! This winsome girl with the gorgeous eyes that speak volumes and the luxurious brownish red coat would love a quiet home with you. To paraphrase this hit singing duo, “Look in your heart, hear with your heart” and bring Tennille home with you.

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Portraits by Mary Hunt Davis Photography www.maryhuntdavis.com

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Honey Bunny

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

You how all of the big mouths get all of the attention? I just don’t understand it.  There is something to be said for classy, demure little girls like me. I just want to be held and loved. I will never be pushy or demanding just quiet and loving. I briefly lived with other cats, a dog and little children. I enjoyed all of it even though it was short lived.

A very nice woman fed me when I was outside and she couldn’t take me in but she found a warm loving place for me to be at Francisvale. I may be a bit of a wallflower but underneath I am a gentle, affectionate soul. Whoever gives me a chance (or treats and tuna) will be very lucky and pleased! Promise!!

 

All portraits taken by Mary Hunt Davis Photography   www.maryhuntdavis.com

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Peaches

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Peaches is a delightfully sweet girl with a lovely personality aged to 11 years of absolute perfection. This little kitty also knows how to get her Zen on with her easy-going, contented, and calm style. She radiates the peaceful wisdom that comes from knowing that the key to true happiness lies in being unfailing optimistic, lovingly affectionate, and totally appreciative of all the small, pleasurable moments that make life wonderfully enjoyable! So, if you like snuggling, stroking velvety, soft fur, relaxing to the sound of soothing purring, and loving to be loved, this one’s for you.

Portraits by Mary Hunt Davis Photography www.maryhuntdavis.com

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Groucho

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Back in the day, the comedian, Groucho Marx, hosted a popular television show that contained a segment called “Guess the Secret Word”. Well, in our Groucho’s case, the secret word is “lovable.” Just like Groucho the comedian, our boy sports a dapper mustache and a great sense of humor. This nine-year old black and white bundle of joy loves to do clever things like giving you a sweet lick on the forehead when you say “kiss” and pat your face. He comes when called and sits on command. He is also a pro at giving you his paw. We speculate that he might be a southpaw because he loves to give that greeting with his soft left foot. You might convince him to do some yoga exercises with you; Groucho is a little bit weight conscious and wouldn’t mind losing a few. But, when you’re done exercising and want to chill, Groucho will be your “happy in your lap” cat. He’s even been known to doze off curled up in the comfort of your company. Belly rubs rank right up there too! Groucho is okey-dokey with other cats but wants to share equal billing in loving his people. He also prefers dining alone. Groucho is very nurturing and loves to take care of his friends. At Francisvale, he and his friend, “Tank”, snuggle close, hug, and groom each other – what a lover boy!

Portraits by Mary Hunt Davis Photography www.maryhuntdavis.com

 

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Gouda

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Who wouldn’t want to add an extra helping of sweetness, joy, and love into their lives? Well, if the answer to that question is “Me, I would!!”, then we have the girl for you! Gorgeous Gouda, a long-time resident at Francisvale, is an undiscovered treasure. She is outgoing, affectionate, and playful, loving to get her belly rubbed and to play chase with her balls. She is sure to bring a smile to your face as she companionably relaxes with you, sunning herself on the windowsill and happily accepting treats from her best friend. Gouda is laid-back and easy-going…just look into those mesmerizing green eyes, and you can see that she epitomizes the ideals of peaceful contentedness and living in the moment. When you come to Francisvale, ask for Gouda by name. She tends to be a bit shy when people come to visit at the shelter, and she hides her light under a basket. But, if you give Gouda a chance to shine in a home of her own, you will be delighted with the beautiful little soul you selected. When it comes to unconditional love, Gouda is tops!

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Tippy

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Tippy was part of a feral cat colony that was endanger of being poisoned by some people in her neighborhood. Fortunately one of our volunteers was able to rescue her and two of her friends from the scary situation. Tippy is a special girl that is going to need a very patient and loving home. She is starting to come out of her shell and is getting use to being around people. She now comes down from her perch and cryies for her breakfast. She may not come up for hugs and kisses yet, but with a loving cat saavy person her whole world could open up. She feels very comfortable in the company of other cats and would do great in a multiple cat household. Tippy loves to sleep and cuddle with her friend Beauty.

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Sophia

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Hi! I’m Sophia and I’m looking for a fun home to call my own. I love to run and play. Give me a chest full of toys and I will have fun all day long! I am also a very good companion. I love to follow all the staff members around while they do their work. I can’t help it, I’m just curious and love the company! I get picked on a lot from some of the cats here at the shelter.  I don’t know why. I guess when your a little quirky and a bit nerdy you get picked on…even in the cat world. I am keeping my paws crossed that I will be able to go to a home where everyone loves me and I can leave these cats behind. Can you help the nerdy girl become the Belle of the Ball?

* Sophia wouldn’t mind living with another playful cat.

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Willow

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Winsome Willow will steal your heart away with her hypnotizing green eyes and the ying and yang of her lush black and white coat. Like the ancient willow tree, our girl is gracefully lithe and a delicate beauty. But that exterior belies a strength that has withstood great adversity. Spending her early years on the streets, Willow learned the value of flexibility and adaptability. Then, fortune shone down on her, and she came to reside at Francisvale. Over the years, this savvy girl has come to enjoy the great indoors. She shares her love with gentle rubs up against your legs, appreciates yummy treats, and keeps a watchful eye on the world outside her window. Willow will blossom with a tender, sensitive guardian who allows her to relate in her own time and space. Let Willow find her way with you, and your life will be all the better for it.

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Bucky Cat

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

As the days draw closer to the coming of spring and the renewal of all things green, our Bucky Cat keeps the faith that it will soon be her turn for a forever home. Bucky had a rough start in life, coming to Francisvale as just a wee kitten, after suffering from severe neglect. She has been a beloved member of the Francisvale family since that time.  Now, at fourteen years of age, Bucky Cat would love to enjoy her senior years in the comfort and caring of her very own forever home. She is a pretty, brown tabby with serene eyes which belies a still feisty personality. She would love to share her life with a person or family who would love her to pieces. She enjoys sweet naps and checking out the neighborhood action while perched on a window sill. Come and spend some time getting to know her, and you will fall in love!

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