06/21/2012 at 02:15 PM EDT
June is Adopt-A-Shelter Cat
month and it's our mission to help felines everywhere find a place to call home. Today, we'd like you to meet Tinkerbell, a 13-year-old cat who needs a place to live out her golden years.
This sweet Siamese mix was brought to the Homeless Animal Rescue Team
(H.A.R.T.) of Cumberland, Me., in 2009 as a stray after being found in an abandoned house.
In 2010, she was adopted by a family with other animals, but sadly, it proved to be too hectic a situation for her. "She was stressed out by something in that environment," says adult cat adoption coordinator Sara Goldenthal. "She was having litter box issues."
Since being returned, the 8-lb. cat has been using her box just fine and is very pleasant to be around. "She purrs, she's very sweet," Goldenthal says. "She's a typical Siamese in that she's sensitive. She loves to sit with you and have you touch her gently."
For a lady in her golden years, Tinkerbell still has spunk – she is always game to swat at a mouse toy or hop up on your lap for attention. "She doesn't look her age," says Goldenthal. "Her coat is beautiful and when she's happy, she purrs really loudly."
The perfect home for Tinkerbell would be one without other young pets or young children. If you can give this kitty the peace and quiet she craves, contact H.A.R.T at (207)829-4116 or fill out
an adoption application online.
to meet last week's adoptable pet, Sonia. And click here
to see our gallery of homeless cats!