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Bella D, a Purrfect Tabby

Bella D loves humans and warm laps.

PAWS (Protection of Animals in Wakefield Society) is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal welfare organization serving several communities north of Boston.

Bella D is my name and affection is my game.  At three years old, I am just getting started. I am a girl who knows what she wants, and what I want is to sit on your lap while you pet me.  If you ignore me, I will let you know with my very loud meow.  I don’t talk a lot.  But when I do, I make myself understood.

I may sound pushy, but I am actually a very mellow feline.  Nothing bothers me and I love everyone and everything.  OK, I did not appreciate being in a cage during adoption hours, but then I did not mind the hyperactive dog that came over to see me.  I even thought he might be fun!  As for not liking the cage, well, you can fix that by coming to adopt me so I don’t have to go there again.  I think that should be your plan.

Besides loving my people, I also love my toys.  Cat toys and catnip mice are not safe around me.  The last catnip mouse I played with lost its tail in the first day.  I guess I might be a good mouser, in case you need one.  If not, just get me plenty of toys and we can have fun together.  One word of caution:  you need to watch me carefully with toys that have strings.  I just cannot resist strings.  They seem more interesting to me than what is attached to them.  But I am sure you and I can find some fun, safe toys for me.  Maybe a laser light or a ping pong ball?

Another thing you might like to know about me is that I just love lounging on top of people.  So, I am looking for someone who is willing to take on the job of being my human bed—at least some of the time.  If you lie down on the floor, I will get right up on your chest with my front paws toward your chin and I will wait for you to pet me.  Besides meowing in gratitude, I will head-butt your face or hand to get you to stroke me.  I will stand on you, sit on you, or cuddle into your shoulder and neck.  And I will even perform a full grooming routine while on your chest.  That is, grooming me, not you!  And, all the while purring up a storm.  So you can see I am clean, I am cuddly, and I think you are my soft bedding.  What could be better?

While I do love humans, I am wary around cats I do not know.  However, I believe I can get along with just about anyone, with the proper introductions.  So, I will probably get along just fine with your current cat, if you already have one.  In general, you will find I am open to life’s experiences, even if I am sometimes cautious before diving in.

Did I mention I am beautiful?  I know you are someone who looks beyond superficial things like that, but wouldn’t you like to adopt the perfect tabby, if you have a choice?  I am young, playful, affectionate, and a girl who knows herself.  And one thing I do know is that I want you to take me home so we can cuddle and warm each other during this unseasonably chilly New England spring.   Come see me in person and I guarantee you will fall in love.

If you want to learn more about Bella D, or any of our other adoptable cats, kittens, or dogs, contact PAWS at (781) 246-6111 or PAWSwakefield@yahoo.com. You can also meet many of our available cats at our weekly adoption hours: Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital. Our adoption center at the Danvers PetSmart will also be holding its usual adoptions hours this week on Thursday and Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.  Last, but not least, we hold adoption hours at the Petco in Woburn the first Saturday of every month from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.

PAWS is an all-volunteer animal welfare organization.  Founded by Esther Nowell in 1982, PAWS responds to animal-related needs in many communities north of Boston.  Our top service areas include Wakefield, Lynnfield, Reading, North Reading, Saugus, Stoneham, Woburn, Winchester, and Malden.  Our mission is to promote and protect the rights and well-being of all domestic animals and wildlife, and foster a greater understanding of animal welfare and animal rights through education.  PAWS receives no local, state or federal funding.  Our budget is completely funded by our membership dues, adoption services, annual fundraising efforts, and kind donations from friends and members.

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