• Adopted cat: Olivia (formerly Marilyn)
  • Adopted from: Natomas Petsmart during a weekend adoption event
  • Cat type: 6-month old female tabby kitten

I just wanted to thank Livia’s foster mom Jen and all the Cats About Town folks for the gift of Olivia. Though I considered adopting a kitten from various shelters in Sacramento, I decided to adopt from Cats About Town because the adoption fee included spaying, as well as screening for FeLV, and an initial vet check (all of which would have been more expensive for me to have done at my vet)—ensuring my new kitten was healthy, and because having met her foster mother (Jen) at the adoption event, I knew my kitten Livia had been well-care for, loved, and even socialized to other cats when I adopted her. Her foster mama knew Livia’s medical history, which she shared with me, gave me advice on how to introduce her to my current older cat, Prothero, and graciously provided me with her contact email so I could ask questions if I had any, and to send her updates on Livia’s progress.

Though her foster mama claimed Livia would be shy at first, Olivia warmed up to me within an hour of getting her home and settled. In fact, how quickly and thoroughly she adjusted to me and to her new home was a testament to how well her foster mother must have loved her. She had a good appetite, knew what to do with the litter box, was curious, full of affection, had tremendous energy, and her physical appearance was obviously that of a healthy animal.
Though it was an exercise in patience to convince my Prothero to accept Livia, now that a month has passed, Livia’s playfulness and longing has now won over my Prothie—who came to me as a stray with no previous socialization to other cats. Though Livia’s tremendous kitten energy can sometimes overwhelm him, they now happily sleep close to each other on my bed and this neutered tomcat, who is easily twice her size, has even begun grooming her regularly.

Thank you so much for being such a great organization, and for caring so well for all the animals in your care. Your foster parents are to be commended for their love and commitment!

Sincerely, Megan