At just over 1 year old, Autumn, a distinctively marked tortoiseshell cat, has already been through quite a lot.
Autumn arrived at Alley Cat Rescue in Maryland after being evacuated from a shelter in Houston, Texas, as Hurricane Harvey bore down on the city in August. She was with her two small kittens and 14 other cats relocated from the storm-battered city.
Autumn, a very social cat who loves people, almost instantly warmed up to shelter workers.
“Autumn is a fun and spunky girl,” Brianna Grant, communications associate for Alley Cat Rescue, told The Dodo. “She seems good with other cats but is much more people-social than cat-social.”
Soon, Autumn’s two kittens were adopted.
And then, one by one, each of the other 14 cats were also selected by families and taken to their forever homes. For some reason, Autumn’s luck just hasn’t been as good.
Nevertheless, she’s found things she loves to do at the shelter while she’s waiting. “She is very adventurous and loves to climb on our bridge we installed at our headquarters,” Grant said. “She will run back and forth across it with no fear.”
Seeing Autumn in action, it’s easy to notice an adorably distinct thing about her; her back legs are totally different colors — one orange, one black — which mimics the distinct line running down her nose.
Autumn also loves sitting in the sun and sniffing the fresh air.
Now that the weather is getting colder, and the seasons are changing from autumn to winter, the people at Alley Cat Rescue hope they can find Autumn’s forever home soon.
The best home for Autumn, they think, would be one where she can play and socialize. “A home with lots of toys would be a good fit for her playful personality,” Grant said.
It’s puzzling that finding a forever home for Autumn is in a sense harder than saving her from a hurricane. But hopefully she won’t be waiting much longer for the life she deserves.
“Only Autumn is left and we would love for her to have a home for the holidays,” Grant said.