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September 19 through 25 is Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week. We, along with bloggers throughout the pet blogosphere, are dedicating this week to helping those pets who are often overlooked by potential adopters. These “less adoptable” pets are usually older, or perhaps they have a disability or a chronic illness. Maybe they’re shy because they were abused or traumatized in their earlier lives. Or maybe they’re even — *gasp* — black cats!

We, of course, can’t imagine why black cats are “less adoptable,” since two of us are black cats ourselves and we firmly believe that black cats are the most gorgeous, magical, and special cats in the world.

So what are we doing to help our feline friends who may have more difficulty getting adopted? Each day of the challenge week, we’re going to feature a special-needs cat currently living in a Maine animal shelter. Mama tells us we live in Maine, and that’s why we chose to help Maine kitties.

Jeffrey lives at Save Our Strays in Fairfield, Maine

Jeffrey, an adorable senior kittizen, lives at Save Our Strays in Fairfield, Maine. He'd love to find a forever home where he can lounge around and get lots of love.

Our first featured furry friend is Jeffrey, an adorable senior who was found as a stray in Orrington, Maine. He’s currently living at Save Our Strays in Fairfield, Maine. He loves dogs and kids, and he doesn’t mind other cats. He purrs constantly and loves to rub on anyone who comes his way.

He loves to flop on the floor and just hang out, the shelter’s description says, and he would be a great buddy for people who want a mellow kitty friend. Although he does like to lie around, he is apparently a quite athletic couch potato because he loves to bat at balls tossed his way.

Jeffrey is a pretty healthy guy. He was already neutered when he was found, he’s up to date on his vaccines, and he tested negative for feline leukemia. However, he did test positive for feline immunodeficiency virus. That just means he needs extra high-quality food, lots of love, and frequent vet checkups to make sure he stays in good shape.

If you’re interested in adopting Jeffrey, go to Save Our Strays’ website and fill out the online adoption application form. This wonderful senior citizen would love to have a forever home where he can lounge on a soft couch and get all the love he needs.

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