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AdoptLeia - Shy Sweetheart

FemaleDomestic Shorthair


Photos do not do this tabby lady justice!

Leia was rescued from the streets at 16 weeks old, which makes her a late starter.  She was definitely meant to be a house cat as she is not at all mean and would unlikely have made a good outdoor kitty! (Her life would have consisted of churning out endless kittens until her exhausted body could take no more.)

She is highly food motivated and enjoys being pet once she gets used to someone.  Leia is currently residing at the Brooklyn Cat Cafe on Atlantic ave, and has been coming out of her shell bit by bit, though she has continued being quite lazy during her stay there.  She gets along great with other cats, mostly the other lazy ones, but is shy around people and needs that special someone who has the patience and love to give her.  She can be overlooked given the number of outgoing friendly cats around, but those who spend a bit of time getting to know her and reach out to her will see that sweet side of her that purrs happily when she gets a head rub.  Leia will do wonderfully with a family who appreciates her for who she is and can help her gain more confidence.  With the right loving person, she will easily become a lapcat someday!  (These cats tend to pick favourites when they gel with others!)

Leia is a brown and red Tortoiseshell tabby with a splash of ginger on one of her back legs.  One eye is slightly more orange than yellow. Her orange-ish eye is due to a healing corneal scratch and requires no medical attention.  It's part of her charm!

Leia still requires that she be homes with another young cat or to a home with existing friendly cats.  However, exceptions may be made to the right home environment and adopter.

Leia is FiV negative, spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.

You can come meet Leia at the Brooklyn Cat Cafe.  Please contact amyinzombieland[AT] with any queries or submit an application if you think Leia would be a good fit for your family!


If you have questions about Leia - Shy Sweetheart please contact Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition, Inc.



Leia - Shy Sweetheart
Brown Or Chocolate (Mostly)
Hair Length
Shots up to date
Spayed / Neutered
Ok with kids
Ok with birds
Ok with dogs
Ok with cats
Ok with small animals
Contact Person
Dorothy Sherman

Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition, Inc.

Shelter Description

Our rescue group was formed in December 2007, but all our Board Members have had extensive experience rescuing and working with abandoned animals. We often work with other rescue organizations to find appropriate and safe foster and adoptive homes for our pet clients. We regularly go to areas with abandoned animals and collect them. The animals are taken to a licensed veterinarian examined, treated and spayed or neutered. Every effort is made to work with the animal and our foster and adoptive families to find a suitable forever home.

For those animals who are truly wild and feral, we release the animal in a safe and secure location after it has recovered from its medical treatment. We also work with certified wildlife rehabilitators to rescue injured and orphaned wildlife. Our organization is focused on improving the welfare of the abandoned animals in need of help in Brooklyn. In furthering that goal, our resources are focused on the animals.

Aside from a few minimal overhead costs such as our website and phone services, our entire budget is spent on animal care such as medical and food costs.

Shelter Driving Directions

By appointment only. We offer to drive prospective adoptive prospects to the foster home. We also deliver pets to their new homes.

Areas Served

Brooklyn, New York

Adoption Instructions

Adoption Application
Adoption Agreement
Adoption Fee
Three references required

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