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Cat Growing Up At Shelter, Unwanted And Overlooked Since 2022 When She Was Weeks Old

Philadelphia, PA – A beautiful cat named Jacqueline has literally grown up without a home or family of her own. The Pennsylvania SPCA explains that the year-and-a-half-old cat has been in their care since she was a tiny kitten.

She should be in a home surrounded and spoiled by people who love her, but instead, she has been at our shelter since she was a mere few weeks old.

According to the shelter, Jacqueline was rescued by their Animal Law Enforcement team in 2022 and since that day, nobody has chosen to give her a home. Initially, Jacqueline was shy, but with time she blossomed. The shelter writes:

She is affectionate, vocal, and loves to play, but still, she waits. She was in her foster home for over a year, but had no interested adopters. In hopes to find her a much-deserved home, Jackie recently came back into the shelter for more exposure.

But still she waits.

Explaining the health issues that appear to be scaring potential adopters away:

The truth is, Jackie has been through a lot in such a short time. She has a grade 5/6 heart murmur, a history of Feline herpesvirus flare-ups, and is missing a majority of her teeth. But we promise, none of this changes how utterly amazing Jacqueline is. Our veterinary team monitors her closely, but she is not on any medications currently. She is as happy as ever.

With a plea to give Jacqueline, and cats like her, a chance:

So today we urge you to take a chance on the overlooked cats. The cats with medical conditions. The cats like Jackie.

Find the adoption profile for Jacqueline at this link.

Animal ID 50710832
Species Cat
Breed Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age 1 year 7 months 27 days
Gender Female
Size Medium
Color Grey/White
Declawed No
Housetrained Unknown
Site Pennsylvania SPCA-Philadelphia


Note: All inquiries about this cat must be made directly to the shelter. Animal Victory is not the point of contact and has no affiliation with this cat, or this shelter. Thank you.

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  1. What is it with people, the thing about certain animals that don’t appeal to them? Where a wonderful, pretty cat can be looked over and rejected continuously? Any cat lover should be happy to have Jackie; but then there are countless homeless cats all over the streets that should have safe homes, too. And then there are the breed snobs and breeders. Ugh…people and their “pet industry.”

  2. And why isn’t a direct link to the shelter where the cat is, made available to ask these question. The only thing we’re told is that we have to direct inquiries to the shelter, no link given? Doesn’t make sense.

  3. I had a kitty that had herpes virus as a kitten. It is a type of cold virus. One of her eyes had tears in it from time to time from what vets thought was from scarring of the tear duct. She lived to be almost 18. None of the other 10 cats that lived with her during her lifetime ever contracted the virus. She was the love of my life.



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