Welcome back to our adoptable animal of the week post. This week we are featuring a cat, named Tulip, that has quietly bided her time at the shelter while other cats around her were adopted. Today's the day I can feel it that we get an application in for this 11 year-old-cat that has spent the last several years at the Mower County Humane Society, through no fault of the shelter or Tulip.

According to Mower County Humane Society volunteer Michaela Tews, Tulip was rescued via the Austin City Pound by a concerned citizen in 2011. At the time she was found by the concerned resident Tulip had just given birth in someone's garage to two kittens. At the time she was rescued, Michaela says that "a local vet" thought Tulip was approximately a year old at the time of her rescue."

That makes this shy cat "around 11 years old now". Staff at the shelter say Tulip is "a shy cat until she has made your acquaintance." However once she knows you "she loves people's attention."

Like all adopted animals, it takes time and some effort to make your new pet comfortable in your home, so patience and love will be needed to bring Tulip home. If you feel that now is the right time to add to your home a cat, like Tulip, fill out an adoption application here, and once that is approved set up an appointment to set Tulip.

How about some success stories of cats that have been featured getting a new home? Remember John? He was at the shelter a while, and now he is seemingly doing really well once he learned to trust his new owner. See for yourself below.

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