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Pomegranate: The CATalyst for C.L.A.W.S

The average length of stay for a cat at Paws and Claws is 40 days; however, some cats unfortunately stay a lot longer than that.

Pomegranate, a five-year-old black cat, joined us in September 2023. She was previously at risk of euthanasia, through no fault of her own, at her former shelter in northern Indiana. She was not an "easy cat to adopt out." She prefers to be the only cat, is very laid-back, and doesn't play much. Not to mention, black cats are often less desired at shelters by adopters.

When people would come meet her, she would hide and didn’t really care to win them over. We couldn’t blame her either. She had faced so much in her few years, so it’s understandable that she didn’t trust anyone.

Pommy has spent a majority of her time with us in a foster home because we’ve quickly learned that she doesn’t like the hustle and bustle of being around other cats. Kittens wanted to play with her, but she just wanted to nap. We quickly discovered that despite first impressions, she’s incredibly loyal. She's a loving cat but isn't overly needy. She values her independence and has her boundaries.

We created the C.L.A.W.S program specifically because of Pomegranate. We recognized that certain cats, like Pomegranate, would require additional time and effort to find their forever homes. We believe that every cat, regardless of their circumstances, deserves a chance to thrive in a loving home. Our devoted volunteers have stepped up as ambassadors through this program, dedicating their time to specific felines in need of more support.

Although her wonderful qualities weren't immediately apparent, she eventually won over a family's hearts with time and love. She has joyfully resided in her forever home since February 23, and we couldn't be more thrilled for her.


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