Adoptable Pet of the Week: Frankie, who could not care less

Frankie takes a break from resting in her cage to rest on a cat tower. — photo by Zak Neumann

While humans love to gush over snuggly, playful, dog-like felines, there’s something beguiling about a cat who is true to its individualistic nature. Enter Frankie, a classic cat who loves food, sleep and a few good pats on her head.

Frankie has been placed in the shy room of the Iowa City Animal Center, but she doesn’t seem particularly wary of others or anti-social. The 7-year-old is comfortable and confident in her surroundings, and will almost certainly make herself at home in any situation. Queen of all she surveys, Frankie moves at her own pace — which tends to be slower, as she is a little on the chubby side.

Frankie is a curvaceous adult cat. — photo by Zak Neumann

That’s not to say she can’t be enticed by toys or attention. Frankie will go for feathers and strings dangled near her, but likely won’t run the length of a room to hunt a toy. And while she may not hop in your lap the second you come home — unless you have some food in your hand — she enjoys scratches and pets across her autumn-colored fur.

A bit lazy, Frankie will perk up at the sight of a toy. — photo by Zak Neumann

Frankie has a quiet but charming personality that cat lovers will find hard to resist. The human who gets to know this big ball of fluff will be treated to that special kind of cat love that is earned, not given away for free.

Get to know this gorgeous torbie cat at the Iowa City Animal Center. — photo by Zak Neumann

Visit the Iowa City Animal Center’s website for more information on adoption. To meet Frankie, stop by the Iowa City Animal Center at 3910 Napoleon Ln in Iowa City between 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, or 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays.

Connecting dogs with inmates

The Iowa City Animal Center shared a video detailing their work with the Iowa Medical Classification Center in pairing shelter dogs with inmates. The inmates work one-on-one with the animals to socialize them and teach obedience. In return, the trainers are given a sense of purpose and responsibility, and establish meaningful relationships with their dogs.

An update from Oliv’s new home

Oliv is a rare all-white cat with a bobbed tail. — photo by Zak Neumann.

We photographed Oliv right before his adoption in August. His new owner shared a heartwarming update on Facebook this week.

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