Gimme Shelter: Meet Sir Shakespeare!

To purr or not to purr ... that is never a question for Sir Shakespeare!

Furry Nation Salvation took this purr machine under their care from Orange County Animal Services at the end of May. He quickly showed his love for other cats and kids, as well as his joyful personality and inquisitive nature. Shakespeare loves to play, pounce, purr and give a never-ending supply of love and snuggles. This handsome green-eyed beauty will be available for adoption in the spring of 2017. He was recently diagnosed with luxating patella, otherwise known as floating kneecaps. Walking has become a bit of a struggle for him. Two surgeries will be done on his knees in order to give him a more comfortable pep to his step!

Furry Nation Salvation will be at Orange County Animal Service's Annual Barktoberfest on Sunday, Nov. 19, with Shakespeare and other adoptable cats and kittens. A fundraiser will be held to raise money for his surgery. Contributions can be made at as well. Stop by and meet adoptable pets from the shelter's rescue partners who will also be at this family-friendly event! To learn more about our rescue and meet some of our other adoptable cats and kittens, visit


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