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Female Adult Domestic Shorthair

If you have any questions about Nala, please contact Partnership for Animal Welfare at

Partnership for Animal Welfare

About Nala

Adoption Fee: $140.00

Nala is a 10 year old solid black female with a bright personality! She loves being the center of attention and will keep you entertained with her fun personality. She loves being pet and spend time with you. She's great with being handled and picked up. Nala will be best as a single cat because she doesn't want to share the attention!

Nala has Hypothyroidism - a condition that causes the underproduction of the thyroid hormone. This is a common condition often developed by cats as they age. Hypothyroidism in cats is an extremely common endocrine disorder—but it’s also an extremely treatable one!


Hypothyroidism causes unhealthy, excessive weight gain in our feline friends as a result of a lack of hormone production from their thyroid gland. 

Thankfully! An easily attainable, readily available, maintenance medication has been prescribed by a veterinarian to assist Nala in controlling this condition. 

Nala should be given a reduced fat diet to aid in decreasing any possible long-term risks associated with your cat gaining additional weight at an unhealthy rate.

If you have any other questions, please contact Annaliesa at

Due to the COVID pandemic, we are doing meet and greets with our foster cats via Zoom, Facetime or other video conferencing platforms. Since the adopter won't be able to meet them in person, PAW is honoring a 2 week trial adoption to ensure it's a good fit.



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Shots up to date
Ok with kids
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Ok with cats

Partnership for Animal Welfare

P.O. Box 1074 Greenbelt MD 20768

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