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Adopt Me: Checkers is a very curious kitty (adopted)

She would prefer a home with quiet, preferably older children

SooToday, in partnership with the Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society and The Animal Assistance Group (TAAG), brings you a regular feature highlighting a special pet that is in need of adoption.



Checkers has been waiting a while for her new home. She came to TAAG from a hoarding situation, pregnant with a litter of kittens at the time (all of whom were adopted) – she has since been spayed.

She was shy at first but after a few days warmed up to our family. She is a very curious cat and will seek out windowsills to perch, chairs to sit, and toys to bat around, while sprinting from one end of the house to the other in her explorations.

She loves to be pet (mostly on her terms), so much that a good head or back scratching will make her do a somersault into your lap to continue.

Checkers is a little nervous around loud or highly active children and would probably do better in a house with older or quieter children.

Once the house has settled down for the night, she will come up for lots of petting, purring, and tumbling into your lap while you work at the computer or watch Netflix. She has often been found circling my husband’s office chair before hopping into his lap for a mid-meeting distraction.

One unfortunate result of the viral pandemic is the impact on the innocent lives of cats and dogs, the dumping of pets, and the explosion of unwanted kittens and homeless cats. TAAG is looking for help in anticipation of this crisis. Contact TAAG if you are interested in fostering a cat or two.

As a non-profit animal rescue, we receive no government funding and rely on the generosity of those who wish to be stewards of abandoned animals who cannot care for themselves or to help those pets who have families in need of emergency vet care. We are unable to hold fundraisers due to restrictions. If you would like to help, please visit:

Contact info: TAAG Website . The Animal Assistance Group (TAAG) is a non-profit registered charity located in Sault Ste Marie, Ont.

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To see past featured creatures who may still need adopting click here.