Pets of the Month: royalty, tigers, and fancy coats

By Lynn Weisberg & Joan DiPiero

Our four June Pets of the Month are Jessie and Tigresa (dogs) and Lady Di and Tigressa (cats). Nine-month-old Tigresa, a small/medium dog with a brindle tiger-like coat, was rescued from death at Ecologia by a volunteer who was charmed by her good looks and sweet, spunky personality. She is an energetic sweetheart who loves attention and chasing lizards. A little over a year old, pretty Jessie, also striped like a tiger, came to the SPA with her sister Rita last May. She is smart, friendly, adventurous, loves to play and give kisses and is eager to learn.

Lady Di arrived at the SPA several months ago in a less than regal manner. She, with her three older kittens, showed up at our doorstep tied up in a bag with scarcely room to move or breathe. All were terrified and spent the next few days clinging to each other. The kittens soon responded to our attention and were adopted. Mom took more time to adapt, quietly studying her surroundings before she felt comfortable. She is now a lovely, affectionate, serene two-year-old. Striped Tigressa the cat came to us wrapped in a blanket held lovingly by her crying 12-year-old owner, who was forced to give her up when the family’s landlady realized there was a forbidden cat in the home. We promised to take very good care of her and that has been an easy task since Tigressa is sweet and easygoing, under two years old, and just waiting for another loving owner.

Adopt any of these Pets of the Month during June and receive a free adoption kit. For dogs, the adoption kit is a toy, food, a collar and a leash. For cats, the kit includes a zippered carrying tote, a litter pan with litter, a scoop, food and a toy.

Please come and visit these and all of our other fabulous cats and dogs at the SPA. We and they would be delighted to have more folks to walk, pet, or just sit and play with them; the attention they get makes them even more adoptable! See for biographies, pictures, and videos of all our adoptable cats and dogs (click on Facebook Doggie Album link.) Visit the SPA, Monday-Saturday, 11am-2pm, Los Pinos 7, phone 152-6124, or stop by the Jardín on Thursdays from 11am-1pm to meet some of our available pets.

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