Seeking adopters for a bonded trio of friendly felines

By Hope Bidegainberry on October 1, 2019

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) is seeking adopters to adopt a bonded trio of friendly felines.  The trio includes two adult female cats and one male kitten.  All three of the cats have been spayed, neutered and microchipped.

“Last month two female adult cats and a male kitten were left in our after-hours receiving enclosures with no information about the trio,” said PHS/SPCA Communications Manager Buffy Martin Tarbox. “We believe based on their ages, the two adult cats are probably a mother and daughter.  The younger of the adult cats was nursing the male kitten, but the older adult cat helps take care of the kitten too.  All three of the cats are very attached to each other, so we made a decision that all three felines must be adopted together.”

PHS/SPCA’s after-hours receiving is a service provided to the community to bring lost or found animals to the shelter outside of normal business hours allowing a safe refuge for animals in need 24 hours every day of the year.  Animals left in the after-hours receiving enclosures are quickly processed and placed in kennels at the PHS/SPCA’s Coyote Point shelter in San Mateo by PHS/SPCA night-staff. 

Each after-hours enclosure is set up with a blanket and fresh water.  People leaving animals are strongly encouraged to fill out paperwork with information about the animals.

“None of the cat trio had any tags, nor were they microchipped and whomever brought them to us did not leave any information about the cats. No one came forward to claim them, so they are now available for adoption at our Center for Compassion in Burlingame,” according to Tarbox.  “We often have bonded pairs available for adoption, but it’s extremely rare for us to have a bonded trio.  These three cats are all very sociable and outgoing.  It’s an opportunity for someone to add three very sweet animals to their family.”

PHS/SPCA staff named the cats Iona, Skye and Harris after three islands off the west coast of Scotland. The adoption fee for the trio is $120.  Potential adopters can meet the felines at PHS/SPCA’s Center for Compassion at 1450 Rollins Road in Burlingame.

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