WILTON, Conn. – Dozens of cats and kittens will be available for adoption Saturday during the Catapalooza event at Wilton’s Animals in Distress, a no-kill cat shelter.
Among the cats patiently waiting for a forever home is Tia, a 10-year-old domestic short hair who arrived at the shelter after her longtime owner died. Having lived in a single-cat home for so long, shelter organizers say Tia is unhappy living in a shelter. She will probably do best in a home without young children.
Archie, a 16-year-old male, found his way to the shelter after his owner moved into a nursing home. Despite his age, Archie is said to be in excellent health and does not require any medications.
“The one thing this lovely boy requires is an open-hearted person willing to offer him a home to spend the rest of his life,” shelter organizers say. “He is an easy, sweet cat.”
Mo, an adult male with short, shiny black fur, arrived at the shelter after he was found wandering in a local resident’s backyard. He is estimated to be between 6- and 8-years-old and is described as very affectionate.
On Saturday, visitors can also meet 2-year-old Papa Bear, a laid-back male with a tiger-striped coat and a bushy tail.
Several kittens will also be on hand during the adoption event, including Polly, Grasshopper, Caitlyn, Jack and Little Miss Puffin.
“They are growing up quickly and are so ready for the next stage of life — finding a real home,” shelter organizers say.
The shelter, at 238 Danbury Road, behind Wilton Town Hall, will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to fill out an online adoption application form before arriving, to save time. The cost for adoption is $100.