Pet Spotlight: Lonely Senior Cat Needs a Loving Home

by Helen Hartel


To adopt Snookums, request A4596487.

Update: Snookums has been adopted!

Snookums is a 14-year-old black and white cat that has been at the Agoura Shelter since June 22, 2013. For nearly a year people have been visiting the shelter passing her by to look for a kitten or a younger cat. Throughout this time Snookums has maintained a calm demeanor in her cage while waiting for someone special to take her home. It is hoped that someone will be you.

She came to the shelter when her owner died and there were no “cat people” in the family to take her. This was heartbreaking for all those involved.

Snookums is very quirky and her unique personality will always bring a smile to your face. For a short time she lived in the “Habicat” where she ruled the roost and, although she is very loving and friendly, she likes to be the boss. Being the diva that she is, she will let you know what she wants and how she wants it.

Here are some things you should know about Snookums:

  • She loves people and attention.
  • She is in good health.
  • She would do best in an adult-only home or one with mature children.
  • She is litter boxed trained.
  • She has a dominant personality and would do well as the only cat in the household but might be okay with a very mellow, laid back cat.
  • She should be an indoor only cat.

Thanks to the shelter’s partnership with Healthcare for Homeless Animals, a private vet has evaluated her several times and she has been found to be in perfect health and quite spunky for her age.

Because she is a senior cat, she only has a limited number of years left. She needs someone who will let her spend her latter days in a loving and caring home where she can curl up next to a sunny window to feel the sunshine on her beautiful furry coat, spend time on a warm lap and be able to prowl around her environment at will. She is not at all fussy about meals and will eat whatever you choose to serve.

To adopt Snookums, request A4596487. The Agoura Shelter is at 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Occasionally pets have already been adopted. To check availability, call 818-991-0071 or visit 

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