Cat of the Week: Jessa

Julia D Cat of the Week

Jessa is a young, long haired tortoiseshell kitty and is a perfect combination of sugar and spice – with a touch of harmless “tortitude” but also soft-spoken sweetness, too. She was found outside in late winter as a youngster – cold, thin, and hungry. Since coming to Last Hope, she has been enjoying the safe and warm indoor life and making new cat and kitten friends. She has a quiet and soft-mannered demeanor. Although a quiet cat, Jessa has her affectionate and playful moments. She tends to seek out affection on her own terms, and is not at all “clingy,” but when she wants pets, she wants pets and thoroughly enjoys them! She enjoys wand toys, catnip mice, and even some playful wrestling and bunny kicking with her cat roommates – the ones that tolerate it anyway.

Jessa is a little timid with new people at first, but once she warms up to someone she is a loyal friend. She might put on a bit of a grumbly show (that tortitude!) with new cats at first just to establish that she is royalty and shall be treated as such, but she comes around with slow and proper introductions and actually seems to enjoy the company of other cats. Although Jessa would play with and groom much younger kittens, she seems to be particularly good friends with the adult male cats she has been roommates with and especially her roommate Harry. Harry is a former tomcat that she quickly put in his place with her sass and ‘tude. Once Harry learned that Jessa was Boss Cat, they’ve been best friends ever since. They are often found playing or napping together.

Jessa would be happiest in a low-key household without rambunctious younger children or bouncy pups. She tolerates both but often gets overwhelmed by too much commotion when it occurs and will hide. Because of Jessa’s gorgeous long coat, she will need her humans to be dedicated to occasionally brushing her coat and monitoring for mats in her fur. Jessa is probably one to two years old.

Jessa’s adoption fee is $100 and includes spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations and preventives, and a microchip with free lifetime registration.

If you’d like to meet this great ‘tortie, please complete an adoption application HERE.