Jessie – 12 Days of Catmas 2020

On the twelfth day of Catmas, our true loves gave to thee … our big boy Jessie

Jessie was rescued from a dangerous rural work site in 2014. A shift-worker had become Jessie’s guardian angel, feeding him and watching out to ensure his safety. With the shift coming to an end, the shift-worker grew concerned about Jessie’s demise. There were dangers at hand and no one to look out for him.

Jessie arrived dirty, shabby, stinky and underweight for what a 10-ish month old should be, but otherwise healthy. He has grown into a kind, calm, quiet adult but remains a playful kitten at heart. Jessie does best having companionship, whether human or easy going cats and dogs. Because of his background, Jessie is reserved and observant when faced with new people or situations. Once feeling safe again, he is quite interactive and engaging.

Why Jessie has been overlooked for adoption is a bit of a mystery. He doesn’t want to take over the house and really wants everything to be nice, happy, easy and safe. Perhaps his size works against him? Jessie is a big boy – tall, solid not fat and about 18 lbs. We think there may be some Norwegian Forest Cat ancestors in his family tree. As well, Jessie wants a home where Verna, his stuffed toy rat, is welcome.

Jessie’s Christmas list is short a sweet. He would love a big, thick, cushy bed to sprawl out in and larger rat-esque stuffed toys.

If you would like to help Jessie’s Christmas wishes come true, please consider donating through ATBCares ( Specify his name and where you would like your donation directed in the notes to us.

If you would like to discuss Jessie becoming part of your family, please complete an adoption application.

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