Meet Pom Pom

Meet Pom Pom2020-07-10T14:05:51+00:00

Meet Pom Pom! Arriving as an older kitten, Pom Pom needed more help than most to transition to shelter life and prepare himself for family life. Enter our dedicated feline pet behavior team who made a home for him in a tranquil area, relieving his stress and frustration while our medical team committed themselves to discovering a successful plan to treat his chronic irritable bowel disease.

Pom Pom also happens to be very smart! He’s been clicker-trained and is known to high-five with his paw. He really pulls out all the stops to charm everyone he meets.

In the Pet Sponsorship Program, his medical needs, controlled through diet and medication, will be provided for as long as he needs it, even if it’s for the rest of his life. Thank you Sponsors!

July 2020

Our wonderful boy is celebrating his fourth birthday with his legion of Animal League America fans who make sure he receives all the love and comfort he’d expect in a home. Pom Pom doesn’t ask for much from his humans: a little lap time, a little feather wand playtime, and as much love as we can muster. We believe a dream of a home is attainable because this delightful boy has his whole heart open to being someone’s true love, and the Sponsor Program makes it possible for an adopter to just focus on loving him!

March 2020

Pom Pom is expanding his legions of fans with more hands around the Animal League America campus to help care for him. He definitely has his favorites, though, and will treat them to chirps and head butts. Pom Pom has become quite social and would love more time with a human of his own. For now, he is content with lap time in his quiet room with his closest human companions. He likes to be cheered into gobbling up his medication in meatballs, and when he’s done, he finishes off with a high five to his friends. We can’t believe this adorable three year-old has spent most of his life in the safety of our care. We are hopeful that, in the future, we’ll be high-fiving him on his adoption day!

November 2019

Pom Pom is still looking for his perfect family but meanwhile he‘s making more and more friends at Animal League America. “He inspires us with the way he has faced adversity with his medical issues and still has a joyful heart,” said Kate, Volunteer Team Leader. Pom Pom came to us as a hypersensitive kitten and has needed this time to work out his health issues. The good news is that, right now, his irritable bowel disease with chronic diarrhea is stable. In the past year, the staff has seen him make remarkable progress both medically and behaviorally. He is less sensitive and more loving, greeting friends at the door with a chirpy hello, and following them to the chair for a lap and head-bumping visit. Parting with Pom Pom will be bittersweet, but the staff knows that there is a deserving human family out there waiting to receive daily inspiration from this resilient young cat.

July 2019

Pom Pom is still living cage free on our campus. The staff says he is a real sweetheart and loves to greet visitors with a chirp followed by a squeaky meow. He adores playing with the cat catcher wand toy and is happy to spend hours hunting for his special duck treats out of his dispensing ball. He can only get these treats because of his inflammatory bowel disease. It is under control, but sometimes he gets flare ups. It doesn’t slow him down at all—he’s always in motion. “Pom is what is called a close talker,” commented Dorit, our feline expert. “Being on your lap isn’t enough for him. He likes to stretch out against your chest, get close to your face, and nuzzle with people he trusts. He’s even laid across my neck a few times!” We are so thankful to his wonderful Sponsors and happy that he can be here with us until his perfect family comes along.

March 2019

Pom Pom who lives cage-free on our campus, is following the construction of Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center from the comfort of his window perch. But when human visitors arrive, he happily jumps into their laps. As much as Pom Pom loves to play, he chooses humans over toys every time. We’ve had a few inquiries about our favorite high-fiving feline, but his medical issues remain an obstacle. Thanks to his generous sponsors, he’s safe and loved. Until the right human discovers him, he’s ours to enjoy, and we relish every moment. He is truly a one-of-a-kind treasure!

November 2018

Pom Pom has been enjoying cage free living in a private space on our Port Washington, N.Y. campus. Visitors are surprised to learn this enthusiastic greeter has lived almost his whole life with our dedicated Feline Pet Behavior Team. Dropped here as a kitten, Pom Pom didn’t enjoy the chaos of the adoption floor, so we set him up in a much more comfortable environment. Now feeling safe, he welcomes guests with chipper chirps and beats them to the chair for a cuddle in their lap. This 2 year old is thriving on his sunbathed perches, surrounded by the familiar faces of our staff and volunteers. We know there’s more to life waiting for him out there and we’re working tirelessly so Pom Pom will realize the dream of being adopted into a loving home. But thanks to the support of his Sponsors, he will have everything he needs to live a happy, healthy life in our care until his special day arrives.