The Clifton Times Pet of the Week: Meet Amtrak!
All aboard on the Snuggle Express! Meet Amtrak, a beautiful 8-week-old kitten, who was discovered running between the train tracks at the Clifton Station and caught by helpful commuters. This medium to longhaired baby is now waiting for her forever home at the Clifton Animal Shelter. She is fully vetted and up to date on vaccines, and will be receiving boosters and be spayed when she gets a little bigger. The shelter works with people who adopt kittens, to make sure all their follow-up care is completed. Check out Amtrak’s adoption video HERE and her Petfinder profile HERE.
We don’t know much about how Amtrak found her way to the wrong side of the tracks, but it is likely that she was born to a feral mother. Life outside for kittens is not easy - they’re vulnerable to infections, diseases, and predation by wildlife and dogs, so Amtrak was very lucky to be making a stop at the Clifton Shelter to get her ticket to a great new life, indoors with a loving family. She is a cuddlebug who will need someone willing to snuggle and brush her and give her a safe home.
The shelter likes to place two kittens together because, despite the common belief that cats are solitary animals, they’re actually incredibly social beings who thrive when they have feline friends from an early age. Left alone, a single cat can develop behavioral problems, and in some cases, even show signs of depression. Cats in bonded pairs are more likely to be better adjusted. Much of this comes from how the two interact and share day-to-day activities, like eating and playing together, and finding comfort in each other. Although Amtrak doesn't have a sibling at the shelter, there are lots of other cats and kittens who would love to go home with you both.
Amtrak might be right on track to be the perfect addition to your home! If you are able to be her final stop and give her the loving start she deserves, please fill out the adoption application at the Clifton Animal Shelter and someone will contact you to discuss and answer any questions that you may have and to set up a time to come in to meet them. The shelter does this to ensure that the environment is calm and conducive to having potential adopters get a good sense of the personality of the companion animal, and so they aren’t subjecting them to unnecessary stress. The shelter is located in the City Hall Complex at 900 Clifton Avenue in Clifton (shelter phone number: (973) 470-5936)).
Please consider adding Amtrak to your home! The Clifton Animal Shelter has many wonderful cats and kittens in need of homes, ready to bring lots of love and joy to your home. Check out their page on Petfinder to see their sweet faces.