Both of our featured cats this week have had rough lives down south, but they have been rescued, and are now looking for their new forever homes.

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Our first cat this week is Paprika. She is a a 5-year-old tripod. She came to the Animal Welfare Society with a bad injured paw from a high kill shelter in West Virginia. Due to that injury, she had to have her leg amputated. She is a good girl, is not hampered by her injury, and gets around really well. She is very friendly and loving, and would make a great addition to any family in search of a new best friend.

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Cletus is a tabby and domestic short hair mix, and is seven years old. Like Paprika, he had a tough life growing up in West Virginia, and wound up in a high kill shelter as well. He's now in New Milford with a second chance at life. He's an orange marmalade, and is very playful and loving. He's got an old minor eye injury, but that doesn't stop him, he can see fine, and just zips around.

Neither of our featured cats need any special care -- they don't let their handicap stop them in anyway.

Now because of the COVID-19 restrictions, if you're interested in adopting one of our featured pets, or any dog or cat at the shelter, first fill out an application on their site at Then, once your application is approved, you can call them at 860-354-1350 and schedule your one-on-one meeting.

The shelter is still looking for some items that they need to help keep the animals safe and clean. Right now they are looking for bleach, paper towels and dry cat food.

If you can contribute, you can drop off the items at the shelter on Dodd Road in New Milford. Just let them know you're going to drop something off, then you can do it with no contact by just leaving it in front of their building.

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