She May Have Been Born on the Streets, but This Kitty Has Class

Published by Alisa Mullins.

Twelve weeks old is far too young to be outside fending for yourself. But that’s what Jackie was trying to do when PETA staffers found the tiny kitten wandering alone on the streets of Portsmouth, Virginia. There was no sign of her mother or siblings—they had likely succumbed to one of the many dangers faced by homeless cats, including car strikes, parasite infestations, deadly contagious diseases, and attacks by animals or cruel humans.
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Jackie was frail and malnourished when she was found, but after several months of TLC—including square meals, a roof over her head, and all the toys and cardboard boxes a cat could want—she has blossomed into a beautiful young “tuxedo” kitty who is always dressed for a soirée.


Now, this affectionate, playful debutante is looking for a forever home. Not sold yet? Wait until we tell you that she’s a champion leg rubber, toy pouncer-oner, and power napper as well as a master at retrieving things from under rugs. I know!


But wait—there’s more! Jackie gets along swimmingly with other cats and with well-mannered dogs (a lady does have her standards, after all). She’s spayed and microchipped and ready for her new castle home. Live on the East Coast and want to know more about making room in your life for this little princess? E-mail [email protected].

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind