It’s believed that orange tabby females are rare. The truth is it’s not that orange female cats are rare, it is simply that an orange cat is more likely to be a male. For a female cat to be orange, she must inherit two orange genes – one from her mother (orange, calico, or tortoiseshell) and one from her father (who must be orange). Only about 20% of the orange tabby population are female.
Neena is one of the 20%. And unlike her male counterparts – many of whom are self-assured and gregarious – Neena is somewhat shy at first when meeting new people. She was rescued with her sister, Gracee, and finds comfort in being near her. If they could be adopted together, that would be fabulous for both of them – but it’s not imperative. Neena does get along well with other cats and dogs, too. Given time and patience, Neena will warm up to new people once she develops a sense of trust with them, too.
Neena was estimated to be about 5 years old at the time she was rescued in 2017 so she has many years left to be a fabulous companion to an individual or couple with a quiet, low key household. If you are interested in adopting this lovely, demure and rare-ish orange tabby sweetheart, please complete an adoption application for her today!