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Visit our cat wing

The treasure of Orphans of the Storm

When children discover the adult cat room at Orphans of the Storm, their eyes widen and they smile with delight. They can hardly believe when they are invited to enter this magical realm. Our adult cat room is a special healing place — not only for the resident felines, but also for the visitors who spend time there.

Located in the heart of the shelter, the approach is through our gallery of exceptional pairs and special cats who are also in need of adoptive homes. These cats of all ages find themselves homeless for various reasons and are separated from the adult cat room because they would rather be the only cat or be adopted with their life-mate. As you pass, playful paws sweep out at you from between the bars of cat kennels and curious purrs compete for your attention. You may wish to stop and read a few kennel cards to acquaint yourself with some of these exceptional felines.

As you arrive at the end of the hall — like a path to a secret treasure — a large glass viewing area invites you to take it all in. This adult cat room is home to multiple, all taking up residence together, tempting you to enter, anxious to meet you, and each hoping that maybe you could be his special person. Spend some time, meet a few cats and spread the word to your friends — or quite possibly meet your own next best friend.

Our entire cat wing was remodeled from the ground up. Now, the cat population enjoys new digs with even more amenities. A kitten atrium has been added just outside the adult cat room. Here, you may interact, through wire screening, with newborns as young as eight weeks. These kittens, mostly arriving as strays, are learning the ropes of kitten life from the few adults that are mixed in. You may see a large male cat from time to time. These males tend to be very motherly towards kittens and may play an important role in their development.

Beyond the cat wing, or cattery, lies the cat clinic and isolation rooms. Here, cats in various states of illness, injury, or neglect are loved and nurtured back to health. Motherless kittens are bottle-fed, broken bones are tended to and medications are dispensed. Whether on their first, third, or last of nine lives, each is treated with respect and dignity and hopefully graduates to the cattery where they will have the best chance of being adopted.