Meet Joy
Species Cat 
Breed Domestic Shorthair/Mix 
Age 1 year 10 months 7 days 
Gender Female 
Size Medium 
Color Black/Orange 
Declawed No 
Housetrained Yes 
Site Paws and Claws 
Location Cat Rooms 
Intake Date 11/25/2020 
ARN C10056 
"Joy is the simplest form of gratitude." (Kari Barth) Joy is shelter. Joy is food. Joy is being alive! I'm Joy, a young tortoiseshell girl who was found outside in November, lying in a window well. The person who found me thought I was dead. Then I blinked. I was extremely cold, but I warmed up, recovered, and became a feisty tortie. Yes, I do torties proud everywhere! I went to another rescue, and those people said that I will do best, "blossom," they said, in a home with people who are accustomed to "tortitude!" I can be both shy and feisty. When I got to Paws and Claws, I felt safest in an enclosed space, like a lot of cats do when they arrive. (That's what the kitty grapevine says, anyway. So I'm normal.) But I like being petted after a proper introduction to someone. Now that I've been at the shelter a while, I like to play too, and I can be quite comical. I have a funny habit of bringing numerous cat toys over to the food dish and putting them on top of the leftover canned food when I am finished eating. Could I be trying to hide the food from the other cats in my room, or do I think it needs to be buried? I'll never tell! Anyway don't let that "tortitude" thing throw you off. I'm just a kitty with a bit of attitude and independence. But I'm nothing you can't handle. If I didn't have chutzpah, I might not be alive today. Choose Joy.

Adoption fee $100 + microchip fee $20 + tax