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  • Important: Because we do home visits, we rarely adopt out of our local Portland metro area and we never ship an animal.

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Meet Hope! When I was abandoned on Animal Aid's porch, I was in a sad state; anemic, covered in lice, and my teeth were hurting bad! After months of treatment & recovery, I am ready for a furever home to call my own! Contact !

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Meet Hope at ~ When I was abandoned on Animal Aid

My name is Hope!

My Personality: Iím a quiet, easygoing kitty. I want the basic things in life: someone to love and care for me, treats, plenty of food, treats, petting, treats. Did I mention I like treats?! I like head and chin scratches, but you can give me a full body massage and I wonít complain. I will give you a gentle headbutt in return. I like to play with feather and string toys and enjoy a bit of catnip to get me in the mood. If you don't feel like playing, that's ok. We can sit together on the couch.

My History: My owners abandoned me on the porch of the shelter. I was very sick and scared. How could someone I trusted do that to me!

My Age: I was born in 2001 though I look younger. My eyes are bright and clear, and my body is fit.

My Appearance: I am a small cat but very solid. You will be surprised when you pick me up that Iím a lot heavier than I look. My eyes are a pretty yellow and my fur is shiny, thick, and black except for my back feet which have a brownish hue to them.

My Videos: Click on the video icon above to see me the first week after I arrived. Even though Iím in a cage, Iím just happy to have a place to live and plenty of food. Here I am enjoying some fresh air!
You can see how excited I get when I have a visitor. I never know who might be the special person who is going to adopt me.

My Perfect Home: Most importantly I want a permanent family -- a family that will take responsibility for me, not just someone who owns me. I wouldnít mind living with a cat friend but would do ok as an only kitty. Iíd probably be fine with kids as long as they treated me nicely.


Hello everyone...
I'm Hope and I'm 'hoping' to get adopted. Your eyes are probably rolling in the back of your head. How do I know this - my foster mom's eyes are rolling right now! She's been encouraging me to think about blogging and getting my name out there in the cyber world. I'm not opposed to the idea... I'm just too busy chatting with everyone and telling them what I think about the weather (I'm ready for spring!) and the rest of the cats (there are a lot of them over here (4); they are rambunctious boys (with the exception of my roommate, Abby)... and frankly, I prefer the company of kind, genteel people and perchance a sweet non-threatening companion animal... see, I'm not ruling out a dog or a cat or even a rabbit!

I was in the Animal Aid shelter for almost a year... I was getting very withdrawn and people were worried about me. My foster mom said it took less than 30 minutes before I was chatting away about things and investigating my new situation. I am just excited about being out of the shelter... I'm coming out of my shell. I hope someone considers me for a real forever home. Brief aside here - I love my name. There is always a pun just waiting for me! I'll be blogging alot - so keep in touch. My foster mom was right - you just have to give it a try and before you know it, you can't stop sharing with everyone about what a great cat I am! It's the Oscars tonight and since I'm all dressed up in black, I just need to secure the best seat in the house. Until next week....MEOW!!!

If you want to read my blog, click here, then click on Read More About This Pet.

Hope is a small-size female whose estimated birth year is 2001. She is adopted, and is currently living with the adoptive family.