Livingston County Animal Shelter Adoption of the Week: Meet the Cats of Downton Tabby

Perhaps m’lady and m’lord are in search of a lovely new furry friend? Well, look no further! You are cordially invited to visit the Livingston County Animal Shelter (by appointment only at the present time) and mingle with all the charming cats looking for new manor homes of their own.

Meet a few of our current tenants:

Eerie: Good heaves, this little nugget is just shy of 4 months old! She wears an exquisite gray fur coat with a small black button nose. Eerie is very loving and affectionate. She loves playing hide and seek in the blankets, goes crazy for crinkle balls, and thoroughly enjoys being near her people. There will likely be an adjustment period for her as she still gets nervous with new sounds. If you start her out somewhere, small, and allow her to come around on her own terms, she will thrive.

Oliver: Blimey! Oliver is just 2 months old! This orange and white tabby plays well his siblings and adores toys. He loves to take afternoon naps on a cozy blanket on the sofa and enjoys playing on the cat tree. This young lad has a lovely disposition and had the run of his foster home with no problems.

Winston: This handsome 5-year-old gentleman has been at the shelter since August. The very idea! Winston is very laid back and soaks up all the attention he can get. He came to the shelter as an outdoor cat but would do quite well as an indoor cat. He does ever so enjoy doing some bird watching in his spare time. Winston is FIV positive which is only transmitted to other cats through deep bite wounds. He has shown no signs of dislike towards any other cat. FIV positive cats can live just as long as a cat that does not have FIV, and this sweet boy has so much life and love in him. Please read up on FIV if you are interested in this fella.

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Looking to add a new member to your family? Check out all of our Downton Tabbies and other animals available for adoption at or call (517) 546-2154 for more information. If you are interested in a foster-to-adopt option, please contact the shelter, or come by for a visit.


The Livingston County Animal Shelter is currently doing business via appointment and with limited hours. The shelter is open for appointments on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (517) 546-2154, press “0” to schedule your appointment.

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By day, Cheryl Ellis is a project manager at a specialty pharmacy. The rest of her waking hours are spent taking photos for her website, Harvest Moon Photography. She was inspired to start volunteering at the Livingston County Animal Shelter after adopting a senior cat named Samson.