Adopt Me! Sebeka Needs a Warm Place to Chill
Sebeka came to SAFE Haven for Cats, in Raleigh, N.C., on June 18, after a call from a local Kroger store. Sherri Orner, the shelter's associate director, tells PEOPLE Pets that "when they opened their huge cooler in the back of the store, a small gray kitten was found inside." Stunned, the employees quickly scooped her up and called SAFE Haven. There, during a veterinary exam, the staff had another surprise–that Sebeka was actually a 2-year-old adult cat! Undernourished and weighing only 4 lbs., she only looked as big as a kitten. So how did this tiny trouper end up in the cooler? No one knows for sure, but SAFE Haven staffers speculate that she probably jumped into a dairy delivery truck and and was unloaded at the store. Now on the mend and already up to 5 lbs., Sebeka–named for a popular South African wine–is ready to find her forever home.
Founded 15 years ago, SAFE Haven is a no-kill shelter and has put 4,100 cats and kittens into homes in its time. In addition to the shelter, the organization–staffed mainly by volunteers–runs a fostering program and the SAFE Care Feline Spay Neuter Clinic, which provides sterilization services to 1,500 stray, feral and pet cats per year. The organization is moving into a newer, bigger home on June 28 with more room for cats in need.
For more information about adoptable cats or to donate, visit the shelter's Web site. For just $25 you can sponsor a formerly homeless cat as he or she starts on the road to recovery.
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