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Sophia L'Orange Kitten Rescue

220-B Kent Rd , Warren, CT, 06754

Rescue/Shelter Description

Sophia L'Orange Kitten Rescue is a non profit, volunteer organization. Our mission is to take in pregnant cats, nursing cats w/kittens, and orphan kittens who are in need of a safe haven; foster them in a home environment, provide vet care, and adopt them out to loving families. All of our adoptable animals are cared for and assessed in foster homes (we do not have a shelter), are up to date on age appropriate vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered and tested for FeLV/FIV. We rely solely on fostering, volunteers, donations, and adoption fees. As a general rule, when adopting we recommend that young kittens only go in pairs or to households that already have another pet. Young kittens on their own, no matter how much attention they get from humans, usually get bored and tend to be more destructive.  They need another animal to help socialize them (to wrestle with, learn about appropriate wrestling/play and boundaries, etc).  Most times we recommend another young cat, though some may do well with a friendly, easy-going dog. If you do not have a young cat and are not in the position to adopt two kittens at this time, then we would recommend that instead you adopt a teen or an adult cat.   If you haven't had a chance, please also check out our public facebook page: 
 https://www.facebook.com/SophiaLOrangeKittenRescue/ Not only will it show you more pictures of our kitties, but also should give you a good idea about who we are as an organization, as fosters, and how our followers and adopters feel about us. We do take time to get through the adoption process, but want you to feel comfortable that this means we are trying to do what's best for everyone. We try to post daily about most of our rescue's kitties to share our adventures fostering with you, even if they aren't available for adoption yet; but also to show their personalities as best we can. We hope that by following along, you get to see how we rescue and foster, and how they flourish in care. We also do continue to post pictures and videos of kittens who are promised, so that our followers can continue to enjoy them and so that their promised homes also get to watch them grow; and we’ll try to detail that they are promised as we post.

Adoption Instructions

Sophia L’Orange Kitten Rescue ADOPTION PROCESS: If you’d like to be considered as a home for any of our adoptable kitties, you can complete an adoption application online at: https://petstablished.com/adoption_form/24586/generic *Please provide as much info as you can on the application, even if not marked as required, so the adoption coordinators can make the best assessment as to the right match. ** Please make sure to give your vet permission to release information to us as we check references. We are an all-volunteer organization, so it may take a few days for us to process the applications; please be patient.  If it has been more than 72 hours and you haven’t heard back from us, please check your junk email folder to ensure our response or questions were not sent there.  If you have not received anything and want to check back, please private message us on our facebook page or email us at sophialorangekittenrescue@gmail.com.  We try to reply to all emails as best we can, but unfortunately we are not always able too due to large volume we receive. If you don’t hear back it may be because we don’t currently have a fit for you currently or we are so inundated it’s impossible to get back to everyone. If all is well with the application, the next step is the home visit. This can be done virtually, through online video conferencing (such as Zoom or through Facebook messenger) as well as by FaceTime. We'd just need to meet the whole family and be "walked" through the house.  During this visit too you’ll be able to meet the kitten(s) in an environment in which is comfortable already and ask any questions of the foster. Please also note that we are not having visitors in the house nor do we ask our fosters to open up their private homes, if not comfortable, so we cannot do our usual meet and greets. Hopefully through the virtual visit when they’re in an environment in which they are comfortable, you can get a good idea of how they’ll fit with your family, and that we post enough videos and pictures, provide ample descriptions as they grow to help you make a decision. But even when states ease restrictions during this worldwide pandemic, being inside each other’s homes isn’t advisable; particularly with the new variants. During our adoptions, we still wear masks to ensure any visitor to our property or our other fosters’ homes is as safe as possible. Hopefully all our friends and potential adopters will support us in these efforts and respect our decisions. We thank you all for all your care. There are a lot of wonderful homes out there just waiting to love someone precious kitties. And while we are a small rescue, we would love to help you find the right one for yours.

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Pets in this Shelter

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Bass

Domestic Short Hair

Bass gave up his role as Leader of the band to Ukulele when they arrived in the North. He is concentrating more on his music. Playing al... show more

Bass gave up his role as Leader of the band to Ukulele when they arrived in the North. He is concentrating more on his music. Playing all out then taking much deserved breaks. He loves audience members and will inspect each one quite closely as he mingles among them. The white on his face showcases his very expressive eyes. His love for all shines through. Changing the set - litter, water, food, sweeping - can be a bit challenging as he wants to help.  This trio of musicians would love to stay together and entertain their forever family for many years to come!     ——  Mandolin and her kittens all tested FIV positive and kittens need to be retested in when older.  The sad part is not the diagnosis (that’s truly easy to deal with), but that FIV+ is often so misunderstood that kitties like them get passed over all the time.  Particularly now, at the height of kitten season when there are so many kittens to chose from, these beautiful kitties are most likely to be passed over.  Becoming FIV+ is always a possibility for kitties, particularly when they hadn't been spayed or neutered, growing up on the street or fighting cats off when dumped outside at a barn or resort (it is contracted via a deep bite or through sex which is probably how poor Mandolin got it); but also if born to a mother who had to live such a hard life. Often kittens may test positive because of their mom’s immune system but later retest negative. The good news is that a FIV positive kitty can live a full life inside and is not likely to pass it on, if fixed and he/she is not aggressive. And this litter is pure absolute love.  With a slow introduction to another friendly cat or in a home with other FIV+ they usually do so well. They are the purrfect kitty for the right home and an experienced cat owner. FIV does not transmit across species. So an FIV+ kitty can easily be adopted into a home with dogs as well (with a slow introduction of course), or as a single animal in a home.  As these are kittens though we would need them to be adopted in pairs (or one with mom would be great too) if there are no other animals in the household; as kittens need to wrestle with and learn appropriate play from another cat.  They don't need expensive, extraordinary treatment to lead long healthy lives. FIV is NOT “Feline AIDS.” (Just as HIV is NOT “AIDS” in people.) As our friends at FIVCatRescue say, FIV cats have the same needs as Non-FIV cats. ALL cats should be neutered, live only with other non-aggressive cats, kept as healthy as possible, live in a safe environment (either indoor and/or outdoor cat-proofed area), stress levels kept down (all cats are hypersensitive), a quality diet (the best you can afford), regular vet exams, treat any health problems when they arise. And LOVE.   You can see more pictures and videos of our fosters on our facebook page:  Sophia L'Orange Kitten Rescue All of our adoptable animals are cared for and assessed in foster homes (we do not have a shelter), up to date on age appropriate vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered and tested for FeLV/FIV, before they are adopted. They have had de-worming medication as a standard of care and Flea/Tick/Ear Mite preventive treatment. Medical records will be released with the adopted pet. show less

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BBQ: Brisket

Domestic Short Hair

Brisket is about as close to being perfect as any cat we've ever seen. She knows her name and comes to you call her. She really likes ha... show more

Brisket is about as close to being perfect as any cat we've ever seen. She knows her name and comes to you call her. She really likes hanging out with her foster in the kitchen. Just a wonderful cat! She is vocal, playful, and comfortable around all of her foster’s  personal pets. She has blended so well with her foster mom’s critters that you would think she was born there. She doesn’t have an aggressive bone in her body, but also won’t be pushed around. Brisket is an amazing housecat, no longer having to live on the streets begging for food.  Brisket’s green eyes, with black eyeliner make her a real beauty.  She was discovered pregnant, dumpster-diving out back a local barbecue joint by one of the boys who worked there. This beauty got into foster care with foster mom Soundra and gave birth to ColeSlaw, Tator Salad, and Hushpuppy on April 22nd.  Now that this young mother has weaned her babies and been spayed, she is living the life! Her favorite things to do are running through the house at full speed (all the better if another cat is playing with her), chasing balls, hanging out with FMS in the kitchen and talking about whatever pops into her head.  While not crazy about being held, she does Iike rubs and she likes being with her people. She is also very nurturing and would be a good companion for a cat of any age.   You can see more pictures and videos of our fosters on our facebook page:  Sophia L'Orange Kitten Rescue All of our adoptable animals are cared for and assessed in foster homes (we do not have a shelter), up to date on age appropriate vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered and tested for FeLV/FIV, before they are adopted. They have had de-worming medication as a standard of care and Flea/Tick/Ear Mite preventive treatment. Medical records will be released with the adopted pet. show less

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Elderberry

Domestic Short Hair

Who wants a yummy Açaí & Elderberry bowl? These two beautiful former moms come as a pair. We believe they are bonded sisters, in tha... show more

Who wants a yummy Açaí & Elderberry bowl? These two beautiful former moms come as a pair. We believe they are bonded sisters, in that Elderberry looks to her sister for cues on how to be. They came into foster care with their 6 kittens both were caring for together.  Elderberry is a gorgeous black mom with the biggest eyes! She is very shy and scared unfortunately. Because of this she needs her sister Açaí. Elderberry loves when her sister checks on her during her petting sessions. They also adore their Churu treats! She also loves caves she can hide in but will take a pet of a treat. Scared but never mean.  Her sister is a lovey dovey and we are hoping the more comfortable Elderberry gets the more likely she will become one too.  While, it is always wonderful to adopt kitties in pairs, sometimes it is imperative that ones go together when they need each other for their own well-being, in order to feel safe or secure.  Bonded kitties need this desperately, but they also teach each other about acceptable play and keep each other company so you don’t have to worry about them being lonely. They've been raised around children but would probably do best in a quieter home   You can see videos of their litter on their foster's Facebook page:  Bollaro Babies.  You can see more pictures and videos of our fosters on our facebook page:  Sophia L'Orange Kitten Rescue All of our adoptable animals are cared for and assessed in foster homes (we do not have a shelter), up to date on age appropriate vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered and tested for FeLV/FIV, before they are adopted. They have had de-worming medication as a standard of care and Flea/Tick/Ear Mite preventive treatment. Medical records will be released with the adopted pet. show less

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Elderberry's Kitten: Blackberry

Domestic Short Hair

Hello! I’m Blackberry. People say black cats are bad luck… I’m here to prove them wrong! I’m a little shy at first, but dangle a toy in... show more

Hello! I’m Blackberry. People say black cats are bad luck… I’m here to prove them wrong! I’m a little shy at first, but dangle a toy in front of me and watch out!  There’s no stopping me! Don’t be surprised when I stand on my back legs playing. That’s only one of my favorite tricks. I’ll keep you laughing with my crazy antics!  Hope to meet you soon! As a general rule, we recommend that young kittens only go in pairs or to households that already have another pet.  Young kittens on their own, no matter how much attention they get from humans, usually get bored and tend to be more destructive.  They need another animal to help socialize them (to learn about appropriate wrestling, boundaries, etc).  Most times we recommend another young cat, though some may do well with a friendly, easy-going dog. Videos of this love and his siblings can be found on his foster's Facebook page Bollaro Babies. You can see more pictures and videos of our fosters on our facebook page:  Sophia L'Orange Kitten Rescue All of our adoptable animals are cared for and assessed in foster homes (we do not have a shelter), up to date on age appropriate vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered and tested for FeLV/FIV, before they are adopted. They have had de-worming medication as a standard of care and Flea/Tick/Ear Mite preventive treatment. Medical records will be released with the adopted pet. show less

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Elderberry's Kitten: Strawberry

Domestic Short Hair

Hello! My name is Strawberry. I’m a very outgoing, energetic little boy who loves to play! I’ll definitely have you laughing in minutes.... show more

Hello! My name is Strawberry. I’m a very outgoing, energetic little boy who loves to play! I’ll definitely have you laughing in minutes. If you dangle a toy or roll a spring it’s game on! My fosters are showing me how much I love getting pets. The ear scratches are becoming my favorite!  Hope to meet you soon.         Strawberry 🍓    As a general rule, we recommend that young kittens only go in pairs or to households that already have another pet.     Young kittens on their own, no matter how much attention they get from humans, usually get bored and tend to be more destructive.  They need another animal to help socialize them (to learn about appropriate wrestling, boundaries, etc).  Most times we recommend another young cat, though some may do well with a friendly, easy-going dog. You can see videos of this playful boy on his foster mom's Facebook page: Bollaro Babies You can see more pictures and videos of our fosters on our facebook page:  Sophia L'Orange Kitten Rescue All of our adoptable animals are cared for and assessed in foster homes (we do not have a shelter), up to date on age appropriate vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered and tested for FeLV/FIV, before they are adopted. They have had de-worming medication as a standard of care and Flea/Tick/Ear Mite preventive treatment. Medical records will be released with the adopted pet. show less

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Luna Lady

American Bobtail

This gorgeous girl had been brought to our vet to be euthanized. The family had been worried about her quality of life and health given... show more

This gorgeous girl had been brought to our vet to be euthanized. The family had been worried about her quality of life and health given she was so heavy at 11 years old.  They surrendered her instead, so that our vets could care for her, get her on a diet, and try to find a forever home. When she first came to them she weighed in at 21.5 pounds and with her new special diet she is now down to 18.4.  It’s been hard on her not getting to be around everyone as much as they’d like. She truly longs for a family to curl up with, to play with, to spend her golden years with.  How in the world could we say no to that face?  Luna can take a bit to warm up to new people, but is very sweet. When she is comfortable and playful, she does give the occasional "love bite"; so probably better with older children. In her former home she lived with a dog (so an easygoing gentle one would probably be fine) and when first brought into the vet she did not seem to have issue with their other office cat, however shortly after arriving Luna had to be isolated on the third floor since the other cat was bullying her and eating all of her food.  But if you have a gentle sweetheart of a cat, she may be fine.    You can see more pictures and videos of our fosters on our facebook page:  Sophia L'Orange Kitten Rescue All of our adoptable animals are cared for and assessed in foster homes (we do not have a shelter), up to date on age appropriate vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered and tested for FeLV/FIV, before they are adopted. They have had de-worming medication as a standard of care and Flea/Tick/Ear Mite preventive treatment. Medical records will be released with the adopted pet. show less

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Mario

Domestic Short Hair

Mario is the baby of his foster family’s current room of kittens. Mario has come a loooooong way and now has realized why cats agreed to... show more

Mario is the baby of his foster family’s current room of kittens. Mario has come a loooooong way and now has realized why cats agreed to be domesticated generations ago - those head scratches are the best. He would probably make a great companion for an old cat as he truly is an old soul. He’d be a great addition to any family that is looking for an easygoing playmate for a feline sibling or has the patience to appreciate his boundaries of not always wanting to be the center of attention. He loves to play with his kitten friends but is shyer when it comes to humans. He has bonded with foster dad Jim who often gives him yummy food either on his lap or in favorite secluded spots where the other kittens can’t intrude as much. That is truly the way to this kittens heart. He loves being pet but despite best efforts is not big on purring much and that just adds to his stealthy silent skills for snooping . He doesn’t hide away completely but prefers finding a secret stealthy vantage point to watch all proceedings from. He isn’t scared or skittish but just a good old introvert. While he is being fostered in a home with a toddler, he'd probably do best with older children or a home with just adults.  You can see more pictures and videos of our fosters on our facebook page:  Sophia L'Orange Kitten Rescue All of our adoptable animals are cared for and assessed in foster homes (we do not have a shelter), up to date on age appropriate vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered and tested for FeLV/FIV, before they are adopted. They have had de-worming medication as a standard of care and Flea/Tick/Ear Mite preventive treatment. Medical records will be released with the adopted pet. show less

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Pain Relievers: Al (Aleve)

Domestic Short Hair

Lookie!!  Al (Aleve) is finally working!  He’s come right up to say hi and get some pets and cuddle. He’s needed some convincing that be... show more

Lookie!!  Al (Aleve) is finally working!  He’s come right up to say hi and get some pets and cuddle. He’s needed some convincing that being in foster care is far better than the bushes off a busy street outside a pharmacy. He has yet to realize how truly spectacular he can be but he’s getting there.  He’s playful and thoughtful and loves other kitties. Would definitely need a home with a friendly cat to show this panther how fabulous it is to be adored   As a general rule, we recommend that young kittens only go in pairs or to households that already have another pet.  Young kittens on their own, no matter how much attention they get from humans, usually get bored and tend to be more destructive.  They need another animal to help socialize them (to learn about appropriate wrestling, boundaries, etc).  Most times we recommend another young cat, though some may do well with a friendly, easy-going dog. You can see more pictures and videos of our fosters on our facebook page:  Sophia L'Orange Kitten Rescue All of our adoptable animals are cared for and assessed in foster homes (we do not have a shelter), up to date on age appropriate vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered and tested for FeLV/FIV, before they are adopted. They have had de-worming medication as a standard of care and Flea/Tick/Ear Mite preventive treatment. Medical records will be released with the adopted pet. show less

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Petunia

Domestic Short Hair

Petunia was found in an auto repair shop parking lot alone, on a extremely hot summers day and she was starving.  No other kittens or ca... show more

Petunia was found in an auto repair shop parking lot alone, on a extremely hot summers day and she was starving.  No other kittens or cats were seen at the time of discovery and subsequent rescue.  Petunia is the sweetest kitten who loves to be held or sleeping on your lap.  Based on her weight and eye color she is thought to be at 7 weeks of age at the time of her rescue.  As friendly as Petunia is, she must have been around people. It seems like she was discarded by the people she trusted and as tiny as she wass, she did not have the abilty to find food or protect herself.  We couldn't let her starve any longer, so she is not part of the SLOKR family.  Petunia loves a warm lap and to curl up with you at night to sleep.  Her buddy Hippy Lou love to play together running about as kittens tend to do.   As a general rule, we recommend that young kittens only go in pairs or to households that already have another pet.  All of our adoptable animals are cared for and assessed in foster homes (we do not have a shelter), are up to date on age appropriate vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered and tested for FeLV/FIV.  They have had de-worming medication as a standard of care and Flea/Tick/Ear Mite preventive treatment.  Medical records will be released with the adopted pet.   show less

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Phantom

Domestic Shorthair

Love doesn't hurt.  Phantom's life started out so hard but he has since learned what true love, care, and comfort feels like  and now wh... show more

Love doesn't hurt.  Phantom's life started out so hard but he has since learned what true love, care, and comfort feels like  and now when his foster pets his head, he rolls over and shows his belly!! Utter trust. His nips are becoming more playful than reactive! Nipping to be pet and played with, so he still would probably be best with adults or older children; but he has come so far in a short time. He loves other cats and won't give up until they love him.  Unfortunately Phantom had been abused by a young boy as a young kitten,  He became special needs after the original owner’s son threw him into a wall at 10weeks, where after he always walked with a bit of a tilt in the head.  And then when he was 5 months, the son dislocated his leg by tossing him.  To make matters worse, they never fixed the leg, nor neutered him, and well as male cats start maturing it doesn’t smell good if they aren’t neutered. So the solution they had was to tossed him outside, where of course he couldn’t protect himself from other Toms. We’ve neutered him. We’ve filled him with love. He’s a little wonky, wobbly when excited, but so ready to be loved.  And he's come such a long way in foster care and the greatest lesson he has learned in care is love doesn’t hurt!!! - - - -  Phantom’s Phoster Diary - early days in foster care I have spent the last several days exploring the rest of the house. It is very big and there are so many rooms and beds!! I have tried them all, but my favorite is Phoster mom and dad’s. I have spent several nights curler up at Phoster Dad’d back or feet. He makes me feel safe. I have also met several other cats. Some of them hiss at me, but I just look at them and walk away. GEESH! I just want to be friends. It’s ok. I will give them time to get to know me. I will keep trying. My phosters have been very patient with me! Sometimes I get spooked easily or touched in a spot I don’t like and I nip them. But they don’t yell at me, they just tell me “No.” I feel bad and let go. It’s mostly my hind end I don’t like touched. I think it makes me nervous having someone near my back legs after the little boy tossed me by one. BUT….I love my head scratched and pet!!! That feels soooooo good. And night time cuddles. Those are nice too. Speaking of…it’s that time. Good night and sleep tight. I know I will! ❤️ ~Phantom   You can see more pictures and videos of our fosters on our facebook page:  Sophia L'Orange Kitten Rescue All of our adoptable animals are cared for and assessed in foster homes (we do not have a shelter), up to date on age appropriate vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered and tested for FeLV/FIV, before they are adopted. They have had de-worming medication as a standard of care and Flea/Tick/Ear Mite preventive treatment. Medical records will be released with the adopted pet. show less

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Semicolon

Domestic Short Hair

Seriously Semicolon, you are ridiculously adorable!  Again playing it up for the camera.  She is desperate to be part of a home. She lov... show more

Seriously Semicolon, you are ridiculously adorable!  Again playing it up for the camera.  She is desperate to be part of a home. She loves people so much!!!!.  She wants to be part of everything. She’s a great office mate, though sometimes wants to walk up on your chest when you are trying to compose an email. She loves being on or next to you. Loves being pet. She sometimes gets overstimulated by touch, but if told “no” listens. She tries to intimidate other cats by bum rushing them, but if the cat doesn’t respond she eventually gets bored. She says she wants to meet the dogs. They’ve asked us not to trust her 😉 She’s a little thing but sometimes the smallest ones fight the hardest. So we were respecting their wishes, but then she came out and curled up with the pit bull. The key truly seems to be to not react to her. She does love staring at them through the sliding glass doors pleading with those huge eyes to please let her be with everyone. She really knows how to work it. This little girl has had a rough time. She was outside, trying to survive the winter cold, when she was shot with a bb gun. The bullet fractured her front leg, but she eventually found a way to limp on it to her back to the home of the sweet woman who was feeding the neighborhood cats. When she started showing a pregnant belly, we were called to help.  She’s a love, but when pregnant freaked out at her first foster’s about their dog. We didn’t want their daughter ever in the middle so she came here. Pregnant and nursing moms, particularly from the streets, can be very protective. Also having the big belly and fractured leg didn’t help. She couldn’t be given anything for pain without jeopardizing the kittens, but luckily over the course of her nursing and weaning her six kittens, her leg started to fuse. The bullet was removed at the time of her spay too   Unfortunately before her kittens were ready to go to their homes, she became anemic and scratching her neck raw, so she had to be kept on her own to heal. The anemia was resolved but took a while to get the right treatment for what seems to be an allergy. We’ve changed her diet to hydrolyzed protein and started her on Atopica. These seem to be working really well. Though being alone she gets really bored and frustrated.  This little girl is going to be one of those harder to adopt kitties because of her allergies, but we know there’s someone out there for her because she truly is purrfect   You can see more pictures and videos of our fosters on our facebook page:  Sophia L'Orange Kitten Rescue All of our adoptable animals are cared for and assessed in foster homes (we do not have a shelter), up to date on age appropriate vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered and tested for FeLV/FIV, before they are adopted. They have had de-worming medication as a standard of care and Flea/Tick/Ear Mite preventive treatment. Medical records will be released with the adopted pet. show less

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Star Dust

Domestic Short Hair

Star Dust is a gentle soul.  Not prone to cling to his brother or sister, Moon or Sunny, he was already showing his independence when we... show more

Star Dust is a gentle soul.  Not prone to cling to his brother or sister, Moon or Sunny, he was already showing his independence when we brought him over to keep his other sister and her kittens company. He loves them and is quite happy snuggled up with any of them yet also by himself. He started off hidden with his back to everyone. Not even willing to face his foster mom. Unsure living in a home was it for him. He is now out and curious about what's going on. Never in anyones face but there if needed. This young teen will do best with a gentle adult cat who can show him the ways of being an indoor cat and he'd be a great companion to that cat.  He's now being fostered with his sister Stella who got impregnated when they were all just 4 month old kittens themselves.  At twice her size, he loves being able to be there for her now, though he was too little to protect her back then.  He loves watching her and her little gray kittens play and how they all interact with people.   Gentle voice, slow blinks, and a safe place to learn how good being loved feels is all this boy needs  His forever family will truly get a star. He will light up any room with his gentle presence.   You can see more pictures and videos of our fosters on our facebook page:  Sophia L'Orange Kitten Rescue All of our adoptable animals are cared for and assessed in foster homes (we do not have a shelter), up to date on age appropriate vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered and tested for FeLV/FIV, before they are adopted. They have had de-worming medication as a standard of care and Flea/Tick/Ear Mite preventive treatment. Medical records will be released with the adopted pet. show less

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Stella

Domestic Short Hair

This little sweetheart's story tugs at our heart strings and makes our hearts soar whenever she comes for loving.  Little Stella LOVES L... show more

This little sweetheart's story tugs at our heart strings and makes our hearts soar whenever she comes for loving.  Little Stella LOVES LOVES LOVES to be pet and will curl up close to you once she feels safe for as many pets as you can give.  Her go to though is to run first, then if you sit down and call to her, she'll bum-rush you growling, flip over and start purring when you touch her.  She definitely would benefit by having another cat around to show her how much fun it is to be loved all the time.  She's been with her neutered brother now in foster care, while caring for her kittens; as he utterly loves her and she protects him though he is twice her size (her growth was stunted by the very early pregnancy). Stella has had to learn too to rely on the kindness of strangers, but it was a rough road.  She and her siblings were born outside to a mom and dad who were thankfully watched by This precious little teen was impregnanted at her first heat (when she was not barely 4 months old!!!).  Then when rescued from outdoors, about ready to pop, her rescuer put some flea medication on her and she started seizing so badly even after washing it off she had to be rushed to the emergency vet.  Her little body already not that strong, 5 days later she had two gorgeous little live births and 2 stillborns in foster care, but one of the placentas wasn't fully delivered of the stillborns and back to the vet she was run.  Labor restarted and luckily she passed it without surgery, as the newborns needed her.  She had been a bit of a helicopter mom early on needing to know what was happening with them at all times, guarding against any perceived danger.  But her guarding is a growl and a bumrush, she doesn't have a mean bone in her little body.  Since her brother has joined, she's felt much better about everyone just getting along.  She is great with other cats, she isn't afraid of dogs but would probably need a cat-savvy friendly dog if there's one in the household at all.  But she would love a friendly cat to be around (and hey if you would take her brother, Star Dust, to be with her that would be awesome!).  She'd do best in a quiet home.   You can see more pictures and videos of our fosters on our facebook page:  Sophia L'Orange Kitten Rescue All of our adoptable animals are cared for and assessed in foster homes (we do not have a shelter), up to date on age appropriate vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered and tested for FeLV/FIV, before they are adopted. They have had de-worming medication as a standard of care and Flea/Tick/Ear Mite preventive treatment. Medical records will be released with the adopted pet. show less