Marshmallow (above) is a two-year-old, 10-pound, domestic medium-haired cat. She came to the Washington Humane Society in February as a stray. Her name describes her perfectly—she’s a fluffy, soft kitty with a mellow personality. She is a little shy at first, but once you get to know her, you’ll see what a big personality she has. Marshmallow loves to have her ears scratched and then roll around on the floor to show off her goofy side. You can meet her at the WHS New York Avenue Adoption Center.
Jazzy is a four-year-old cat. She is incredibly friendly and affectionate, and will run to greet you. She’s playful and very smart—she has already learned how to give a “high five.” Jazzy has a rare condition called Feline hyperesthesia syndrome, which causes episodes of agitation, self-directed aggression, and a characteristic rippling or twitching of the skin. Although the definitive cause of this syndrome isn’t known, it can be treated and managed with medication and behavioral intervention. Since arriving at the Washington Animal Rescue League and receiving medication and the care of its staff, Jazzy’s episodes have already decreased dramatically in just a few weeks. She’s now ready for a home of her own. To arrange a meeting with Jazzy, email the Washington Animal Rescue League’s adoptions department at firstname.lastname@example.org.