Meet Teresa
Species Cat 
Breed Domestic Shorthair/Mix 
Age 8 years 1 month 24 days 
Gender Female 
Size XL 
Color Black/White 
Spayed/Neutered  
Declawed No 
Housetrained Yes 
Site Paws and Claws 
Location Cat Rooms 
Intake Date 9/5/2018 
ARN C8287 
Sometimes size does matter. Sadly for me, I am a big girl. I am Teresa, a lovely black and white seven-year-old kitty who weighs over 19 pounds. My owners took me to the vet and were considering - um - the worst for me because they just could not get me to lose weight. I was having trouble keeping myself clean, which led to some health issues. Fortunately, the vet declined and urged them to surrender me to Paws and Claws instead. My people had a hard time keeping me separate from the other cat in my home at meal time, and that's sort of how I got so big. I hate to say it, but I need someone who will understand my needs and will help me take off weight slowly and safely under the care of a vet. I am a sweet girl. I might be nervous and hissy if I am approached too fast, but if you let me sniff you, I'll let you pet me. I love having my ears, chin, and cheeks rubbed. I sort of grunt when I purr and drool when I'm happy. I nudge with my head for more petting. I feel safest right now in an enclosed space, but I'm curious too. I sometimes peek my head out to see what's going on in the lobby or in the room. I might work my way up to playing, but so far I'm just sniffing at toys. Right now, there is a lot of me to love, but please know this: my heart is even bigger than what you see on the outside, and it will grow even bigger when you take me home to care for me as your Teresa.

Adoption fee $50 + microchip fee $20 + tax