Animal shelters must screen their cats for health and temperament, whereas pet adoption ads posted on the Web or in newspapers by individuals are usually unregulated. Adopting a new cat from a shelter is therefore often the best, safest option.read more
Age: 1 1/2
Breed: American Shorthair
Hometown: New Brunswick, NJ
Likes: Watching the bathtub drain, cuddling, riding in the car
Dislikes: Being ignored
Beau was adopted from a shelter in January 2011, while he was living in a foster home. I had been looking to adopt for a while, and once I saw his face I knew he was the one! He loves playing and strutting his stuff in front of the ladies. He also enjoys photo shoots -- in this picture he is showing off his new Christmas bow-tie. Because I live far away from my family and only see them about every 6 months, Beau keeps me great company and has helped me get through some tough times. He also loves to travel, and sleeps in the front seat of the car (or on my lap!) on long trips. This week we will be driving from NJ to Maine for the holiday!
Cats reach full skeletal development when they are this old: