PAWS (Protection of Animals in Wakefield Society) is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal welfare organization serving several communities north of Boston.
My name is Lightning and I am a stunning, young cat who is more than ready to get some me time. I don’t know why they call me Lightning, because if I am fast, it is only because I have been dashing after kittens. Babies, babies, babies, oh my. Mine were lovely, but I am so done with being a mother. Now I want someone to mother me.
What do I mean by mothering me? Well, I love to be patted. I love to be scratched behind my ears and stroked from my neck all the way down to my tail. I am so sleek and smooth your hand will glide right over me like, well, like lightning. Maybe we can even make a few sparks on dry days.
When we meet, I hope you will take the time to get to know me because I can be shy at first. But once I have scoped you out, I will come to you. If you call, I will happily get on your lap for some snuggles. Having temporarily delayed my kittenhood for motherhood, I am just learning about the fun I can have with strings and balls and toys. But I also love to just hangout, sunbathing in the window, watching the world go by.
Other important things to know about me include that I have absolutely amazing double paws. I think I might even have opposable thumbs. I am also fine with other cats, and I’m sure I could get along with your current kitties, as long as I don’t have to take care of them. Remember what I said? I am done with mothering. My next life is going to be all about wonderful, beautiful me. Are you up for that? If so, please call as soon as possible.
Oh, by the way. I forgot to add that one of my kittens was adopted this week. But the other one, who is named Winter, is still available. She is eight months old and a really sweet girl. You might want to check her out on the PAWS website so you can tell your friends about her. You should not be looking at her for yourself, however, unless you intend to adopt us together. She had her week in the news last week. Now it is finally time for me, me, me!
If you are interested in learning more about Lightning or her daughter Winter, or any of our other adoptable cats or kittens, 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.