Nevada, a cat that has been at the Bloomington Animal Shelter for over 100 days, was given widespread attention in the media and on the internet after a November 15th post showing the cat hugging a Bloomington Police Department dispatcher. The Bloomingtonian went to visit the cat Wednesday.
“She’s been here for about 100 days. She was kind of a neighborhood cat, in that she had multiple caretakers but no one person was really caring for her. She wasn’t spayed, so during that time she had multiple litters of kittens and her last litter of kittens, someone brought her into the shelter. And we sent her into foster care where she … ‘Yes, a touchy subject for her,’ (talking to the cat after it meows) …. where she raised her litter of kittens and then all the kittens were adopted and she’s been here, hanging out waiting to find the perfect match. She does prefer to be the only cat. It is noted that she does like visitors a lot, but she would just prefer to be the only queen bee in the house,” said Bloomington Animal Shelter Outreach and Behavior Coordinator Emily Herr.
Nevada is a gray cat, approximately 5 years old, and has medium hair, and green eyes. One ear is partially missing after she had a hematoma when she gave birth to her last litter of kittens, according to Herr.
Herr said the post by the Bloomington Police Department showing dispatcher Matt Smith holding the cat was widely shared. Afterward, Nevada had a lot of visitors, and someone even paid her adoption fee, but nobody has adopted her yet.
“I think when you see a little bit of her persnickety personality, I think they expect that hugging moment to be all the time. But she’s a cat, you know, she has moods,” said Herr. “She’s around other cats right now. So that is stressful for her. So I don’t think she’s really able to show like who she really is. And she really is an affectionate cat. She’s just a little bit overstimulated with everything that’s going on here,” Herr added.
The Animal Shelter has several other older cat up for adoption, and several kittens. The shelter also has dogs for adoption, including an American Bulldog mix named Koda Bear who has been at the shelter for about two months. The shelter also adopts out other types of animals as well.
The shelter is located at 3410 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47401.
The phone number is: 812-349-3492
Hours for the shelter are:
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