Halle is a 6 year old female tortoiseshell/calico mix who was picked up in April 2012 by Maple Grove impound and brought into our rescue. Initially she was extremely scared and aggressive and would often bite when you reached out to pet her. She was especially guarded around her torso area – we suspect that she was physically abused in her previous home. However she has made tremendous progress in her foster home in learning to trust people and now allows her foster family to pet her and interact with her. She even sits and purrs on her foster dad’s lap! This has been a long process that continues daily. However she is still not a fan of being picked up. About her personality: she is a very smart, strong willed, independent cat. These are common traits in a tortoiseshell/calico breed and she definitely lives up to that reputation! We think she would prefer to be an only cat since she wants all your attention! She has learned to co-exist with our resident cats but mostly ignores them. She needs a low-key household without kids (or older teenage kids) and lots of attention.
But don’t take our word for it – let Halle tell you in her own words: My name is Halle and I have never had a home to call my own, at least not that I remember. I am very independent, strong willed, perfectly healthy and SMART! I also like to play in the bathtub and drink from the faucet, for some reason I like French Fries, and can also catch mice if needed. Will you give me a second chance at a forever home?
**If interested in Halle please call SW Metro Animal Rescue at (952) 368-7297
Sasha is approximately 5 to 6 years old. She is a short-haired Torti, with front paws declawed. Her foster mom (Jody) went to great lengths in trying to find her owners since she assumed she was a house cat. After three months of trying to locate her owners Jody brought her into foster care at Southwest Metro Animal Rescue. She was originally found in Shakopee on a bitter cold November day. We had parked our car in a public playground and when we opened up our car door she came up to us and wanted to get in. She was very excited to be warm and cuddled by a person. Right now her level of trust with humans is very limited, and she tends to react by biting a person’s hand or toes. However, with patience she will learn to trust the right person. Sasha loves to play with cat toys and lay on your stomach when you’re sleeping. She would do best in a quiet home, no children, and no other pets
**Sasha does come under the heading of a “special needs” cat (behavioral not physical)
**If interested in Sasha please call SW Metro Animal Rescue at (952) 368-7297