Two brothers, Shadow (black) and Ashes (grey), were adopted from another shelter as young cats about a year or two ago. The lively pair weren’t very tame at the time and then didn’t enjoy the love and attention that could have allowed them to become affectionate companions to their guardian. After just six months in what was supposed to be their forever home, they were surrendered to RAPS. Sadly, Ashes tested positive for feline AIDS so was transferred immediately to RAPS’ Cat Sanctuary. Shadow stayed on at the City Shelter but never did become tame enough to be considered adoptable so, after eight months there, he too was transferred to the Cat Sanctuary. Somewhere along the way, there was a mix-up in the names of the two cats – Ashes came to the Cat Sanctuary with the name Shadow and Shadow was known as Ashes to the staff at the City Shelter.
Blog by Marianne Moore
Photos by Debbie Wilcox Wolanski