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Dhalia available for adoption at MCHS

Adoption Appointment

Would you like to meet ? Please complete the form below to schedule an adoption appointment.

Long description for social/etc:

Dahlia is about a year old and she’s a new resident at the Kitty Cottage, where she’s made fast friends with the rafter cats. Dahlia is very sweet and often jumps down to greet people (especially if they have treats). This gentle cat gets along with other cats and is extremely curious about new visitors and what’s going on outside, even when it’s noisy dirt bikers! If you’d like to meet Dahlia, we recommend coming at a time when the shelter is a little quieter, since sometimes she’s feeling shy. We would love to see her come home with her friend Georgie; the two have bonded and are often found snuggling together.

Short description for kennel card:

Dahlia was picked up as a stray and she’s new to us. Although she’s often hiding in the rafters when you arrive, she should jump down quickly for petting and attention, especially if you have a treat for her. Watch her feet: Dahlia is a polydactyl cat with lots of extra toes!

Flavour text for kennel card:
Gets along with other cats
Would like to come home with her friend Georgie
Loves treats (the tub is in the hallway!)
Active and curious
At just one years old, Dahlia has lots of love to give!

Cleared by Vet Clare

All animals receive medical care from our vet, Dr Clare Bartholomew. Animals are spay or neutered as necessary, in order to help reduce pet over population. This a full exam, vaccinations, flea and tick control and a microchip.

Cats have been domesticated for thousands of years and have a rich history. The domestication of cats likely began in ancient Egypt, where they were revered as sacred animals and often depicted in art and literature. Cats were believed to have special powers, including the ability to ward off evil spirits, and were often kept in temples and homes to protect against pests.

As cats became more domesticated, they spread throughout the world and were prized for their ability to control pests. In medieval Europe, cats were kept on ships to control rat populations and were often depicted as symbols of good luck.

Cats were also popular in ancient Rome, where they were kept as pets and were often depicted in literature and art. In the Middle Ages, cats were associated with witches and were often feared and misunderstood. However, by the Renaissance, cats had regained their popularity as pets and were often kept by wealthy families.

Today, cats are one of the most popular pets in the world and are kept by millions of people. They are highly intelligent and adaptable animals that can thrive in a variety of environments. In addition to being popular pets, cats also play important roles in many cultures, including serving as symbols of good luck and prosperity.

Despite their long history, there is still much we do not know about the domestication of cats. Studies of ancient DNA have shed some light on the origins of domestic cats, but there is still much to be learned about their evolution and the role they have played in human history. Regardless of their past, cats remain an important and beloved part of many people’s lives today.

Feline Age
Human Equivalent
0 to 6 months
0 to 10 years
7 months to 2 years
12 to 24 years
3 to 6 years
28 to 40 years
7 to 10 years
44 to 56 years
11 to 14 years
60 to 72 years
15+ years
76 to 100+ years

Coming soon: common behaviors explained.

Most of the cats receive Diamond Naturals Indoor Cat Food (dry).


Coming soon: Information about common vaccinations medications, treatments and conditions.