All Adoptable Cats

Laina (special needs)

laina largeColour: Black
Breed: DMH
DOB: 2005
Sex: Female/Spayed
Arrival Date: April 09/08

Laina came to RCHS as a three year-old in the spring of 2008, pregnant and homeless and very fearful. She has had a quiet loving foster home where she has been allowed to be the gentle introvert that she truly is. She enjoys the company of other cats and the opportunity to spend time outdoors during the day with the security of knowing the catdoor is near should she feel threatened. She needs a quiet home with adults – no children or dogs for this sensitive, shy feline princess.

Little Boy

Colour: Black and white
Breed: DSH
DOB: approx. 2002
Sex: Male/Neutered
Arrival Date: Jan. 24, 2018

littleboy largeLittle Boy spent all his life with the woman who rescued him as a homeless kitten. They lived happily together until last fall when Little Boy’s friend became very ill and went into hospital. He waited sadly for her return so he could once again cuddle up with her on the bed and feel warm and safe but sometimes life is sad for cats and for people. When it became apparent that Little Boy’s person would never be able to come home he came to our shelter. He’s a gentle cat and would so much like to have a quiet home and a special friend to love .


oreo largeColour: Black and white
Breed: DSH
DOB: approx. 2006
Sex: Female/Spayed
Arrival Date: Feb. 8, 2018

Oreo’s had to come to us for help to find a new home due to her owner’s declining health. It’s been quite a shock for Oreo because she was only 5 weeks old when she was adopted. Oreo’s been to Alpine for oa full geriatric check up including blood work and a dental. She weighed in at 18 pounds but other than being a little plump she passed all her tests. (She’s definitely going to need reducing diet food.) Oreo doesn’t enjoy the company of other cats so will do best as a one and only. She’s got a strong personality and let’s you know if she’s not pleased but she really enjoys the company of humans.


lucy largeColour: Black Torti
Breed: DSH
DOB: approx. 2008
Sex: Female/Spayed
Arrival Date: July 13/17

Lucy turned up at a feeding station off Canada Way in Burnaby a couple of years ago and soon became a regular visitor. She refused to be handled so had to be trapped and although she had already been spayed and tattooed the tattoo was not decipherable so no owners or previous history could be obtained.

Lucy is a small non-aggressive cat who responds positively to gentle petting and handling. She remains extremely timid and fearful and spends most of her days in seclusion perhaps as a consequence of trauma experienced during her time as a homeless cat.

Lucy needs a safe low-stress environment and a patient one on one relationship until she can feel safe again.

Spunky (Special Needs)

spunky largeColour: Tabby & White
Breed: DMH
DOB: October 2010
Sex: Female/Spayed
Arrival Date: May 23/13

This semi-feral little cat was at the shelter in June 2013 and after her mats were shaved off she went back to her mom and bro at an autowreckers in Surrey. After her protector friend quit working there and moved to the interior she must have decided to go find him as she disappeared for about eight months.  She ended up at the Surrey Animal Centre as a stray, totally matted but otherwise okay so they shaved her and one of our people went and got her and here she is, back at the shelter. Our little diamond in the ruff is very sweet but a bit on the timid side. She has been used to being outdoors and will need easy access to the outside.

Misty and Thumper

misty2 largeColour: Grey & White
Breed: DSH
DOB: July 12, 2003
Sex: Female/Spayed
Arrival Date: Feb 11, 2018

Misty and Thumper had to come to us due to their owner’s failing health. They have lived happily together since kitten-hood and are the very best of friends. Misty is sweet and gentle but timid and Thumper is outgoing and confident. Both have just had dentals and Thumper has been diagnosed with kidney disease.They need a home where they can enjoy their remaining days together.


thumper largeColour: Dark Tabby
Breed: DSH
DOB: June 30, 2001
Sex: Male/Neutered
Arrival Date: Feb 11, 2018

Ziggy (special needs)

ziggy largeColour: Tabby
Breed: DSH
DOB: August 2015
Sex: Spayed/Female 
Arrival Date: July 2017

Ziggy is a beautiful cat with an angelic face. Unfortunately, she has had a bad start in life (not sure what happened to her) and as a result was surrendered to New West Animal Shelter because of aggressive behavior towards humans. In the year she spent at the shelter, she proved to be very disruptive and was fearful and aggressive towards other cats as well as volunteers. She was fostered in July and went to live in a household with three other cats. She has made good progress and no longer swats everybody -- her favourite activity is jumping in the bath (empty) and drinking out of the tap. At times she can be very sweet and affectionate with people but is still very fearful of any other cats. To continue her rehabilitation, we believe Ziggy needs to be in a household with no other pets. Given the right circumstances with lots of patience and love, we are confident she could blossom into a wonderful pet. We’re now looking for a permanent foster home for Ziggy. Cats placed in foster care by the society are eligible for financial assistance to cover veterinary bills as well as litter and food, as necessary.