Our COOL CATS Welcome You to
Connie's Cat House!
Dedicated to the memory and generosity of Tri-Lakes Humane Society supporter, Constance DePriest.
Check all the way to the bottom of this page - we are now adding a "Barn Cat Section"!
From time to time we do take in cats that are very unhappy at the shelter, and weren't really happy where they came from, or got scooped up and brought in when they really wanted to be "outside" cats. So, we are calling them our "Barn Cats" and we will adopt them out at a special rate - depending on each cat, i.e. personality, length of time at the shelter and such :)
So, go to the bottom of this page if you might be interested in a "Barn Cat", then come meet him/her and see if that's what you are looking for!
Beginning Monday, April 10 through Wednesday, May 3, we will be featuring our very adoptable, very adorable cats and kittens at the PetSmart Adoption Center (PAC) on South Glenstone in Springfield. Their pictures are just below, so if you are interested in any one of these kitties, drop by PAC for a visit.
We're sure this is where you will meet your new furrever best friend!
Anton is - without a doubt - the biggest cat we have ever seen and not a Maine Coon!!! He is 5 years old and neutered, weighing in at 28 lbs.!!! Anton is still a little shy, but moving him into our laundry room and having a wonderful volunteer work with him, has helped his disposition a lot! He loves to be petted and brushed. Anton's person passed and no family to care for him, so he and several friends and relatives came to the shelter. You must come and meet Anton, he doesn't require a lot of attention, just a nice home to live in and a little exercise and diet food :)
Beamer's family was having to move and couldn't take him with :( He is a very handsome longhair black cat with huge gold eyes! He loves people and loves to be petted. Beamer is a very sweet boy that will make someone that furrever very special best friend and he's ready to go home with you today for a little lap time/nap time.
Bean & his mom (now adopted) came to the shelter because their person had too many cats. He is about 3 months old and neutered, a super cute little gray Tabby kitten with sort of a flatter face then most kittens, which really does make him super cute and super unique :) Bean is still a little shy, but he gets more outgoing every day and we think that shyness will go away forever once you get him home and he knows you are his furrever person. Such a sweet boy, waiting to meet you!
Bluebell is a pretty little "gray" Tuxedo cat, 8 months old and spayed. She and her sister came to the shelter because their family had too many cats. She was a little shy at first, but once we separated the siblings, now he's all hugs and kisses. Bluebell is a sweet girl, loves to be petted and would love to meet you. She will make someone the purrfect furrever best friend and she's ready to go home with you today.
Dudley is simply wonderful! He is 2 years old and neutered. Dudley was taken in as a stray but he definitely had a person at some point because he loves people and loves to be with them! There's nothing shy about this boy, he is a very handsome gray Tabby cat. Dudley would love to meet you and go home with you today! You will be so happy with him!
Ellie May is a beautiful gold/brown Tabby cat, 2 years old and spayed. She was discovered on her rescuer's back deck one morning hoping for some food and pets, which she got and was taken very good care of until we had room. Ellie May loves everybody, never meets a stranger and is super sweet and affectionate. She also gets along well with other cats. She would love to meet you and go home with you today!
Friskie might have been friskie when she was young, but now she's a no-trouble-at-all cat, very well mannered, quiet, sweet and affectionate! Purrfect! Friskie is 4 years old and spayed. Her person had to move to the nursing home and no family to take her. Friskie is a pretty cat with that purrfect gray Tabby coat and lots of white underneath. She would love to meet you and go home with you today. Very sweet girl!
FuManChu is one handsome boy, wearing that little "fumanchu" :) He is 3 years old and neutered and we think there might be a little Turkish Van in his background - looking at his markings. His person had to move and couldn't take him along. FuManChu is very sweet and loves people. He loves to be petted and lots of lap time and nap time. He is a very quiet cat, no trouble at all and will make someone the purrfect furrever best friend. FuManChu would love to meet you and go home with you today!
Georgia is a beautiful cat that may have a little Abyssinian in her background with that nicely "ticked" coat! She is 2 years old and spayed. Georgia loves everybody and loves to be with them. She is super sociable and gets along well with other cats. Her family had too many cats so Georgia and a few relatives and friends had to come to the shelter. But, we assured her that with her beauty and personality she won't be with us for long.
Itty Bit is 5 years old and spayed, a really pretty Tri-Color cat, but still a little shy :( She and her mom had to come to the shelter because their person became unable to care for them and no family. Itty is a beautiful cat and does like to be petted. We think once she gets to go home with you she will adjust and fit right in. She is a sweet girl, just needs a little TLC.
Jazz is a very handsome, shiny black cat that could see no point in getting up or showing off for the photo session! He is 3 years old and neutered, never meets a stranger, but never makes a big deal about it. He is a cool, calm, collected boy that minds his own business and expects the same from you :) Purrfect companion for the person that just wants a cat to lay around and get fat - dont' expect him to catch mice :)
Jethro's rescuer got up one morning and there he was, on their back deck! They took very good care of him until we had room. Jethro is 2 years old and neutered, a super sweet boy with the cutest little mustache! He is very friendly and outgoing, nothing shy about this boy. He would love to meet you and he's ready to go home with you today, as well!
Lana's disposition has improved a lot since first coming to the shelter :) She is 1 year old and spayed, a pretty little Tortoiseshell cat. Her person had too many cats, so Lana and 4 kittens (not available yet) came to the shelter when the kittens got old enough. We think once you get her home she will be a real sweetheart - and we think she will be a great in/out cat once she's aware of her surroundings.
Mae is the more shy of the 2 (Macey & Mae), and doesn't she have the coolest markings! She is 1 year old and spayed. Their family had to move and couldn't take the sisters along. Mae loves to be petted and she's okay to be picked up, just doesn't want a lot of it just yet. We think that will all change once you get her home, and maybe you can take them both?
Mittens (finally got a pretty good picture of her) is the sister to Munchkin (below), and they were both very shy in the beginning, she's just taking a little longer to come around than brother did. She is a pretty little cat, 8 months old and spayed. We didn't think she would warm up so we had her ear tipped when she got spayed, but now she's letting us pet her and everything :) She would still probably make a good in/out cat, once she's aware of her surroundings and probably a good mouser. Mittens would love to meet you and go home with you today.
Moon only had to come to the shelter because some new family members are allergic to cats. He is a very sweet boy, loves everybody and loves to be petted. Nothing shy about Moon. He would love to meet you today and of course, he is definitely ready to go to his new furrever home. Moon is 2 years old and neutered. Very nice, very handsome boy!
Mouse is a very handsome Siamese mix cat with beautiful blue eyes. He is 1 year old and neutered. His rescuer is a bit of a cat rescuer that takes very good care of those rescued until we have room. Mouse is super sweet, loves people and yes very handsome. He will make someone very happy and he's ready to go home with you today. You will love this boy and yes, again, he is very handsome :)
Munchkin is a very handsome Tuxedo Polydactyl cat! He was very scared and shy at first and we thought we ould have to find him a barn to live in - so we had his ear tipped when he was neutered. Now, all of a sudden he is one of the sweetest boys, ever! Munchkin is about 6 months old and neutered, very sweet, loves to be petted and talked to. He does not like to be picked up, but once you sit down he will be right in your lap. He would love to meet you and go home with you today!
Naveen is the sweetest little cat, 1 year old and spayed and a super cute little Torbie cat, as well - you know that's a Tortoiseshell with stripes :) Naveen wandered into her rescuer's yard one day, hoping to stay, but they couldn't keep her. Now, safe and sound and spayed - she's at the shelter waiting for her new person to come pick her up. You will love this little cat and she's ready to go home with you today!
Natalie is a little shy still, being new to the shelter, but she loves people and does love to be petted. She was brought to the shelter by the lady that rescues cats and fosters them until we have room. Natalie is very sweet and quite the snuggler and we know that shyness will go away in just a few days. And a lot of cats don't like that camera in their face when they are already trying to adjust to their new surroundings - that would be Natalie :)
Natasha is a very pretty Torbie cat, 1-1/2 years old and spayed. You know a Torbie is a mix of Tabby and Tortoiseshell! She and a friend came to the shelter because their person was having to move. Natasha is a little shy, but not bad, she does love to be petted, just not much on being piced up. She will be the purrfect best friend for someone that wants a cat, but not to be smothered by one. She would love to meet you today and talk about it!
Patrick knows and we also agree, that you won't meet a sweeter, more affectionate, adult cat than he is! He is 1 year old and neuterd, so very handsome in his gray/black Tabby coat. Patrick never meets a stranger, loves to talk to people and we're sure he knows exactly what you are saying back. He is a real sweetheart and he's ready to go home with you today! You will love him!
Pepsi was a very shy cat at first, in fact we couldn't get a very good picture of her to post :( But not any more! Now, she is all hugs and kisses and a few swats when it suits her :) She is 3 years old and spayed, a Torbie cat, that's kind of a Calico/Tortoiseshell/Tabby cat. She has a really pretty Tabby coat with lots of cool colors and just the cutest face. Pepsi has put on a few lbs. since coming to the shelter and we think with a little more exercise in her new hom, she can drop those. She loves to play and she can have a little "cattitude", but still a very sweet girl!
Persia is a pretty little gray Tabby cat with lots of white underneath and a big fluffy Tabby tail. She was found as a stray and her rescuer was not allowed to have pets :( So, now safe and sound at the shelter, Persia is still a little shy, but she does love to be petted and loved on. We think once you get her home, that shyness will go away. She is 2 years old and spayed, a very sweet girl!
Phoebe is a pretty, mostly white cat with yellow stripes in all the right places. She is 3 years old and spayed. Phoebe's person had to move and couldn't take the cats along. She is a sweet cat, still a little shy, being new to the shelter, but that's gotten much better in just a short time. She has a very soft coat and she loves to be petted and brushed. Phoebe is a no-trouble-at all cat and she's ready to go home with you today!
Pilgrim was not a happy "catter" when he first came to the shelter, but he has adjusted very nicely and pretty much has taken over! His person had to move to the nursing home and no family. Pilgrim loves to be petted and taken on over. He loves attention, especially at nap time, which he prefers to call lap time :) Pilgrim is a pretty big boy, coming in at 18 lbs. He is a very handsome Tuxedo cat and is ready to go home with you today. Pilgrim is 3 years old and neutered. Nice boy!
Rusty is the most handsome brown Tabby cat we have ever seen and his markings are simply gorgeous! He is 2 years old and neutered. His person became unable to care for him and no family. Rusty loves people and loves to be petted. He's still a tiny bit shy, being new to the shelter, but that's normal and we're pretty sure it won't last long. Rusty would love to meet you and go home with you today - he's more than ready!
SilverPaws actually disappeared from this page - - and we're not actually sure how that happened! He is a most handsome 4 year old Domestic Longhair cat that does have a bit of "cattitude" which you don't usually see in Longhair cats or Male cats - but SilverPaws has it goin' on! He is very sweet and loves to be petted, just don't overdo and don't pick him up! Other than that, you're good :) And we have noticed he tends to like men better than women. He really is a sweet boy and we think once he gets into his very own home, he will be the love of your life!
Tiana is a beautiful black cat, 6 years old and spayed. Her person had to move and couldn't take her with. She loves to be petted and she will rub up against you, she's just not much on being picked up. She says I can jump up to anywhere "I" want to be, so why would you have to pick me up! Tiana does have a little "cattitude", but we just think it's because she knows how beautiful she is with those big gold eyes. Tiana also likes men better than women - so if one of you lucky guys out there is needing a new "lady cat" friend .............
Tom just looks a little cranky in this pic, but not in this one :) He is 4 years old and neutered, a very handsome silver Tabby cat that has a little bit of a skin issue, but already much better since we have him on a special diet - which isn't expensive! Tom loves to be petted and loves people. He's better if you don't pick him up, but he will definitely climb right into your lap whether you are ready for him or not. And, Tom is DECLAWED!!!
Zelena might have been shy for 1 whole day! She is 3 years old and spayed, ready to go home with you today. We just love her little black nose! Zelena's person passed and no family, so she and a few family members and friends came to the shelter. She is a very nice cat, no trouble at all, loves people and loves to be with them, but she won't be underfoot. Purrfect!
And Introducing our "BARN CATS"
Skylar is probably the cat that will never want to be your best friend. She is a beautiful silver Tabby cat, 1 year old and spayed, but she's not warming up to any of the staff at all. We think she will be the purrfect barn cat and we know she's more than ready to go home with you today, to that barn anyway, not into your house :) Skylar was taken in as a stray but never came out of her wanting to be an outside cat, so here she is, ready to be your super mouser, today!