Cat looking for new lease on life after long winter

Posted at 9:39 AM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 11:39:08-04


HELENA – This week’s featured pet has been in search of her fur-ever home now for over a month, and is hoping to find a quiet home to stay for good.

Joan Jett was brought in as a stray, and after living outside all winter, she’s not looking her best. She lost both of her ears due to extreme frostbite, but fortunately her hearing has not been affected. Her fur was also extremely matted when she arrived at the shelter, so she had to be shaved.

Although she may look a little rough around the edges, she is in great health. She does well with other cats and doesn’t mind dogs, but the shelter environment is still stressful. She doesn’t always put her best paw forward, but staff say she will make a great companion once she finds the right fit.

Katie Axline-Pittman, the Cat Program Coordinator for the Humane Society, said, “She doesn’t come out and socialize on her own, so she’s easy to miss. And then combine that with the fact that she’s missing her ears, she’s shaved, and she’s four years old, and people don’t want to take her. She’s a really sweet, quiet cat but she needs someone to see the beauty.”

You can meet Joan Jett at the Lewis and Clark Humane Society. They are open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12-6, and Thursdays and Saturdays from 12-4:30.