Adopt-a-Pet: Lela the calico cat
Lela (ID# A1077716), a female domestic shorthair cat, found herself at the crowded South Los Angeles animal shelter when her owner decided to give her up due to a pregnancy. Now she's in need of a new home and a fresh start!
About Lela: She's about 4 years old, has already been spayed and is declawed. (The procedure was recently banned in the city of Los Angeles, so L.A. cat fanciers wanting a declawed cat will likely need to go the adoption route to obtain one from here on out.) South L.A. shelter volunteer Andrea Braver describes Lela as "a wonderful girl" with "exceptional markings as if done by a makeup artist." Braver's right -- this is one gorgeous cat!
For more information: Meet Lela in person at the South L.A. shelter, 3612 11th Ave., or call (888) 4LAPET1 with her ID number to learn more.
UPDATE: Lela has been adopted; congratulations, Lela!
-- Lindsay Barnett
Photo: Mindy Schneider