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Cats Up for Adoption at the Leverett Adoption Center



Lonely Hearts Club!

LHC designates a member of the "Lonely Hearts Club", designates a member of the "Lonely Hearts Club", pets who are in search of a very special home. Lonely Hearts Club members may be adopted for half our regular adoption fee.


Here you can view some of the cats up for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society this week.

This page was last changed on May 9, 2008. Although we update our website regularly, animals go home with new families every day - and new arrivals may arrive daily as well. For the most up-to-date information on which animals are available, call us at (413) 548-9898 or stop by anytime during our open hours.

Thinking of adopting? Please consult our Adoption Program FAQ.


All adoptions are now handled exclusively at our Leverett Adoption Center


Name: Mickey Sex: Spayed Female
Breed: Domestic Medium Hair Color: Black
Age: 4 years

Comments: I was transferred here from another shelter. I hope to find my forever home soon! Iím very sweet and like the usual cat things: napping, playing, being petted, napping, eating, demanding attention, and did I mention napping? Do you have a home for a nice kitty like me?

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Name: Matsui Sex: Spayed Female
Breed: Domestic Shorthair Color: Brown Tabby
Age: 4 years

Being at a shelter is like being on stage for the world to see, and I think I have stage fright. I am very shy, and being around so many people gives me butterflies in my stomach. What I would really like is for someone to bring me home, where it will feel quiet and safe, and we can get to know each other and become best friends.

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Name: Houdini Sex: Neutered Male
Breed: Domestic Shorthair Color: Grey/White
Age: 11 years

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With children: I should be ok with gentle children over 10.

Comments: People are always asking me to escape from a box locked up in chains or to make something disappear. I can sometimes make a bowl of Friskies disappear, but I donít generally wear my sequined cape or top-hat full of bunnies anymore. Surviving out in the wilderness was a magic trick enough. There were foxes to hide from, tom cat fights to avoid, and food and shelter was always an issue. Luckily, I was brought to the shelter and now all the magic I need is for someone to get me out of here and into a home.

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Name: Charlie Sex: Neutered Male
Breed: Domestic Shorthair Color: Orange & White
Age: 3 years

I am slowly getting used to life in a shelter, but I am hoping to be in a new home soon. Sometimes it takes me a few minutes to warm up to a new face, but then I am rolling around on my back ready to be pet.

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Name: Sasha Sex: Spayed Female
Breed: Domestic Longhair Color: Tortoiseshell
Age: 3 1/2 years

I am a friendly, outgoing girl. Come say hi to me and I will come right over to visit you! Would you like to pet my soft coat? I am enjoying meeting so many new people, but what I would really like is for someone to bring me home to live with them. I will be the happiest cat in the world once I find a new family to love!

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Name: Cleo Sex: Spayed Female
Breed: Domestic Shorthair Color: Grey/White
Age: 1 year

With children: I would be good with gentle children over 12

Comments: I am an independent cat who likes to be social on my own terms. I may not cuddle with you right off the bat, but I would be a loyal friend if you can give me a bit of space and let me warm up to you.

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Name: Mr. Wizard Sex: Neutered Male
Breed: Domestic Shorthair Color: Tuxedo
Age: 2 years

With children:† I would be good with gentle children over 10.

With other pets:† I would be happiest if I were your only pet.

Comments: Iíve dressed myself up in this nice tuxedo to do my magic in. I havenít learned much magic yet, but Iím good at casting a spell to make people pet me, and invite me into their lap. If you come to see me, Iíll look at you with my big beautiful eyes, take my wand out of my pocket, and cast a spell on you to make you take me home!

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Name: Josie Sex: Spayed Female
Breed: Domestic Shorthair Color: Black/White
Age: 5 years
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With children:† I should be fine with gentle children over 8.

Comments: I donít mind taking a few cat naps here and there, but sometimes I feel a little bored here. Before coming here, I was used to being able to explore the house and hang out with everybody. Iím a little lonely here. Would you like to come talk to me? Do you think I can come home with you and be your best friend?

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Name: Lilly Sex: Spayed Female
Breed: Domestic Shorthair Color: Brown Tabby
Age: 5 years

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Comments: I feel in my bones that I am a lucky girl. I had a dream a few weeks ago that a person came up to me, put a collar around my neck, and brought me to a warm home full of toys, catnip, and a lap where I was always welcomed. Suddenly here I am, in a shelterÖ and I know that I will be adopted by the kindest, most loving person. I am an FIV+ cat, which mainly means that I need a stable home, a good diet, and someone just to keep an eye on my health. With your good care, I will be a healthy girl who will be a joy in your home for years and years to come!

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Name: Brady Sex: Neutered Male
Breed: Domestic Shorthair Color: Black
Age: 1 1/2 years

Comments: Itís pretty confusing ending up in a place like this. I donít know what a lease is, or why it said I wasnít allowed. IĎm hardly any trouble at all! Iím quiet and tidy, and all I need is food, water and a clean litter box. Toss in a bit of affection and I am over the moon with joy. I know I am a good boy that deserves a home. Do you have a place for me?

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Name: Nickie Sex: Spayed Female
Breed: Domestic Shorthair Color: Grey
Age: 1 years

Comments: I love to play with toys! Iím independent and may be shy at first, but I would love someone to pet me and play with me. I was a stray, but lived in a home for a few weeks before coming here. I was too boisterous for the four elderly cats in the home, so my caretaker brought me here. I hope to find my forever home soon. Could it be yours?

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Name: Cloutier Sex: Neutered Male
Breed: Domestic Short Hair Color: Orange Tiger w/White
Age: 2 years

Comments: Meow! Iím a big, lovable orange tiger with golden eyes and a great personality. Iím friendly and love attention. I was transferred from another shelter in MA, and I hope to find a home here. Do you think there is room in your house for a kind-hearted kitty like myself?

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Name: Tom Sex: Neutered Male
Breed: Domestic Shorthair Color: White and Grey
Age: 7 months

Comments: Iím very playful, curious and active. Iíll follow you around like a shadow. I like to eat grass and play with my toys. Iíll sit on your lap while you watch TV and scratch my head. You can also carry me around over your shoulder (I like the view!) but Iíll let you know when I want to be put down by squirming or mouthing your hand or shoulder. I wouldnít mind living with a young, playful dog, but Iíd like to be an only cat. Do you have the home for me?

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Barn Cat Program

Barn Cats available- Sometimes we have cats who are not suitable to live as house pets. They may have poor litterbox habits, or they may have had such bad experiences with people that they prefer the company of other animals. If you have a barn or other building, and can provide shelter, food & water, and other basic needs - there are cats who need you. The cats will help with rodent control, and you will save a life! See our Barn Cat Program page for more information.



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Kittens and young cats

Mother Nature has wisely designed cats to have their babies when they can survive the outdoor weather. So, a good rule of thumb is that when there are flowers outside, there are kittens at the animal shelters. From May-November, all animal shelters are flooded with far, far too many kittens to ever find homes for. During the bitterly cold winter season, cats don't have kittens.

Don't forget, we have lots of lovely adults and occasional adolescents year-round. With an adolescent or adult cat, you can see the kind of personality that you'll be getting (which is always a mystery with a kitten) - and they're past the up-all-night and running-straight-up-the-walls phase. If you want to be sure of the personality you'll end up with (independent, cuddly, boisterous, calm), or would prefer not to go through the "all your stuff is fair game and I have more energy than I know what to do with" phase, a cat over 9 months of age is the way to go.

If an infant kitten is the only feline you'll consider adopting, please check back with us during next year's 'kitten season', May-November, when we will once again have far too many kittens here at the humane society."

PLEASE NOTE: if you live more than an hour away from our shelter, we welcome your visit! Any pet you adopt must be spayed or neutered prior to adoption, because veterinarians in your area will not accept our spay/neuter vouchers. You may want to call us to see if there is a spayed/neutered pet you are interested in before traveling to visit - or, search www.petfinder.com for a shelter closer to home.


The kittens pictured here are graduates of DPVHS who have been adopted. In the spring, we expect to have many more kittens up for adoption. Right now, there are many delightful adult cats waiting at the shelter to find new homes.

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Questions about the animals or the shelter?
Please direct all inquiries to
<leverett@dpvhs.org>
or call (413) 548-9898

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