This is Sherman, a beautiful cat waiting to be adopted at Petsmart 100 Oaks.
The Nashville Cat Rescue
is an organization dedicated to the well-being of Nashville area felines. They rescue cats from the streets and those in danger of being euthanized at high-kill shelters. NCR is an incredible organization that has dedicated itself to taking care of domesticated cats, whether it's the stray in your apartment complex or the bag of kittens dumped on the road. The organization has a board of directors that manages a circle of Nashvillian cat-enthusiasts such as myself. They have adoption areas in the Petsmarts of 100 Oaks, Cool Springs and Hermitage.
Every Sunday, I work at the 100 Oaks location. My duties consist of cleaning cages and supervising the kitties as they play on the cat tree. Sherman was so sweet and calm when it was his turn, but I have my hands full with the kittens. This week, there are four kittens up for adoption -- this is kitten season. They were hilarious to watch, but difficult to keep track of; I had to make sure I didn't step on one as they ran around (and mistook me as an extension of the cat tree).
These kitties get extra-special care. The NCR people find and rescue strays, and then set up a network of foster homes to properly socialize the cats in need. All NCR kitties get fixed, get tested for Feline HIV (FIV) and stay up-to-date on shots. Sadly, many cats that come through the system test FIV positive as a result of living on the streets, but NCR hopes to reduce this occurrence while improving quality of life for those infected.
Adopting from your local shelter or the Nashville Cat Rescue is an environmentally-friendly way to bring a pet into your home. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more info on how you can become an NCR volunteer or adopt a kitty!