The Clifton Times Pet(s) of The Week: Meet Yeoubi and Her Kittens !
Yeoubi and her kittens are all spending the holidays looking for their furever homes through the Clifton Animal Shelter, after losing their home to a house fire. Yeoubi is only a year old and has been spayed, fully vetted, and vaccinated. She is petite, healthy, and is looking for a warm lap to land in this holiday season! Her seven kittens are also doing well and looking for their own forever homes. They’re over eight weeks old and more than two pounds each, so the shelter is releasing them for adoption. They are fully vetted and the shelter will work with adopters to make sure that they’re spayed and neutered and get their vaccines. Check out Yeoubi’s adoption video and her Petfinder profile for more details. Her kittens have their own Petfinder profile HERE.
Yeoubi and her kittens had been living with several other cats when there was a fire in their home and they had to come to the Clifton Shelter. We know that Yeoubi is a friendly girl who gets along with other cats. She is only a year old and now that her kittens are old enough to have their own furever homes, she is looking forward to finding a home where she can thrive. The name Yeoubi is Korean and means sun showers, where rain is coming down while the sun is still shining, and is based on a Korean folktale about love. We hope that this beautiful girl and her kittens all find the love of a forever home in 2024!
Yeoubi’s story is a reminder to spay and neuter your pets early! Cats can be “fixed” as young as eight weeks and should be fixed before five months to avoid any surprise litters for females and the start of territorial urine spraying in males. Spaying female cats has health benefits, as pregnancy can be dangerous for cats. It also prevents uterine infections and decreases the risk of breast tumors. Neutering males protects against prostate issues and testicular cancer. Spaying and neutering also makes it less likely that your cat will be tempted to escape your home and roam around looking for love. For more on spaying and neutering your pet please see HERE. For more on how to protect your cat, please see our article HERE.
If you’re looking to adopt a kitten, the shelter recommends adopting them in pairs as this is a great way to socialize them into your home. Although it may feel like getting two kittens means getting doubles of everything, they can share toys and bowls and it may even make life easier because they will have someone to play with. Kittens grow up play fighting with their siblings and through play quickly learn what is acceptable in terms of biting, nipping, and gnawing (all very normal kitten activities!). Pairs of kittens will train one another - coordination, boundaries, and hunting can be learned much more easily from an enthusiastic sibling than from a human. Kittens are also constantly exploring and looking to entertain themselves - with a friend to wrestle, they won’t get bored and have to resort to other adventures that you might like less, like climbing the curtains. Having another kitten that they know will also ease the transition to a new home and help them acclimate and feel safer sooner. As they grow up, they may calm down, but they will always have a very special bond with you.
If you think Yeroubi or her kittens would be a perfect addition to your family, 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.
If you are not yet ready to adopt, fostering is a great way to help the Clifton Shelter. Adoptions slow down during the holiday season, and fostering a pet in your home can reduce their stress and help prepare them to be adopted, as well as help the shelter learn more about the kind of homes they would need to thrive. It is also a wonderful way to get lots of cuddles to keep warm over the winter months. You can also support the Clifton Animal Shelter by donating via their PayPal link or by donating supplies to them from their wishlists (Chewy or Amazon).
Please consider making Yeoubi and her kittens a permanent part of your family this holiday season! The shelter has many wonderful pets in need, ready to bring lots of love and joy to your home. Check out their page on Petfinder to see their sweet faces.