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Featured Good Mews kitty: Huckleberry

Huckleberry is available for adoption from Good Mews Animal Foundation in metro Atlanta.
Huckleberry is available for adoption from Good Mews Animal Foundation in metro Atlanta. Good Mews Animal Foundation

For the fourth consecutive year, Best Friends Animal Society is sponsoring “Back in Black” – a nationwide campaign dedicated to increasing awareness and adoptions of black cats and dogs. This year’s campaign will run throughout the month of May. Click here to read more about this adoption campaign.

Good Mews Animal Foundation in metro Atlanta is one of the Best Friends’ No More Homeless Pets Network Partners that is participating in the “Back in Black” adoption promotion. Throughout the month of May you can adopt a black cat or a black and white cat for only $50. This a less than half of the regular $125 adoption fee and you will receive a goodie bag along with your new kitty.

Huckleberry is one of the many Good Mews cats available for adoption for a reduced fee during May and she recently posted a special message on the Good Mews Facebook page:

Hello . . . my name is Huckleberry and I am accepting applications for a new home. My adopter must allow me to sit in their lap whenever I want, for as long as I want. So if you are looking for a cat to sit in your lap, please submit your application. Not only am I a lap cat, I am also very sweet and social and love people.

I have been at Good Mews since I was a kitten and would really love to have my own lap to sit in day and night. So why is such a social cat still at the shelter, you ask? Well, I do have a couple health issues. They really are not a big deal, but a lot of people shy away from cats on meds. Here is my deal: I have chronic stomatitis.

All of my teeth have been removed and my gums are red and inflamed, so I am on a medication called cyclosporine. It is a liquid and I just get a small dose twice a day. It has really helped, but it has to continue to be monitored. I also dislocated my femur and had surgery. My surgery went great but I will always have a slight limp. I am on dasuquin for that. That is a lot to go through in my 2 years of life, huh? I am really scared these issues will keep me at the shelter forever. Gosh, I hope not.

But if this doesn’t bother you, then please come meet me. I am part of the Back in Black adoption special supported by Best Friends Animal Society and I have a reduced adoption fee of $50 and go home with a goody-bag!

Huckleberry is a two-year old female black domestic short hair kitty. The following is some additional information about her from the Good Mews website:

Huckleberry is a very sweet girl that would love a home of her own. She and her two sisters were found in a mall parking lot and were brought to a vet office. Once space became available at Good Mews, they came to the shelter where they would have a better chance of finding a home.

Both of Huckleberry’s sisters have been adopted, and now she is waiting for her special someone to come through the door.

She is a very nice and outgoing cat, but tends to be a bit shy at first. Once she gets to know you, she will welcome attention. She enjoys being petted and will even crawl in your lap for some one-on-one time. Huckleberry would make a wonderful companion, so come by and meet her soon!

Click here if you are interested in adopting Huckleberry or another cat from Good Mews.

Click here to see the cats that are currently available for adoption from Good Mews.

Click here to see an awesome video of the kitties in action at the Good Mews Shelter.

About Good Mews Animal Foundation

Good Mews is a cage-free, no-kill cat shelter offering an alternative to traditional animal shelters in the Metro Atlanta area. They provide a safe haven for homeless, abused, or abandoned cats until they can be placed in permanent, loving homes. Since 1988, Good Mews has placed over 7,000 cats in forever homes. The shelter receives no government support and relies solely on donations of time, services, goods and money from its many supporters and local businesses. Good Mews is home to approximately 100 residents on any given day – most of whom reside at the Shelter in Marietta, with some cats residing in foster homes.