Status / Details

2018, Adopted

Additional Info

About Scooter

Adopted by Henry
Born ~2016, M, American Shorthair

Do you remember Smooshie, who was adopted on 4/14/18? Everyone loved Smooshie, especially her happy adopter. When a Rescue Coordinator at a big shelter sent us a photo of a Smooshie-like kitty and did we want him, we said YES!! right away. She checked for us and found this new kitty came from the same source at Smoosh. He is her brother, cousin, or uncle.

When he arrived I was astonished to see he was ear tipped. His paper work showed he was brought to a city shelter on 1/21/18. He was labelled “FERAL” on his paperwork and when he was neutered on 3/7 the tip of his ear was cut off to identify him as a neutered feral cat. On 4/26 he was transferred to another shelter in this city’s system to be released in a specific location as part of their “barn cat” project. Yikes! The Rescue Coordinator at this second shelter recognized him as a Smooshie -like cat and offered him to us. He arrived unfriendly and scared and hissed at us. We gave him his space. A week later he had recovered his good nature. He showed us what a total love bug he actually is. I guess it makes sense that he was so stressed and scared at the first shelter that they thought he was feral and that was that. He is a friendly, loving kitty and will never be misunderstood again.

Scooter is a particularly smart kitty. You can see it in his expression. He is good natured and obliging, curious and inquisitive. He wants to explore everything. He is both independent and affectionate. He will probably watch TV on your lap. And change the channel for you.

American Shorthairs descend from cats who came over on the ships ( records show the Mayflower had several aboard for rat catching ). These were working cats. They were bred to be strong, sturdy cats, healthy, affectionate and easy going, good mousers.The weight range of the normal American Shorthair male is fairly large -11 pounds to 15 pounds when full grown which Scooter is not. He is about 8 pounds and gaining every day. We have not had him long. He is a healthy, agile guy with lots of energy. He will keep your home free from bugs and mice for sure.

Scooter eats wet and dry food and is litterbox perfect.

His foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.

Contact Harriet at (831) 336-2983 or email: if you have questions, or send an Adoption Application. If you are unable to reach Harriet by phone or email, email us at

NOTE: We prefer families with children bring them to the adoption appointment. Why? This allows interaction between the children and the cat. This helps ensure they will be a good fit for each other. A mismatch between a child and a cat is not in anyone’s best interest!