N&O Rescue Pet of the Month: Flipper

Flipper SAFE Haven for Cats

Name: Flipper

Age: 5 years

Breed: Domestic shorthair

Location: SAFE Haven for Cats

Contact Info: 919-872-7233 or

Flipper is a sweet and impossibly handsome gray and white boy, with a very cute little tail! He was likely born this way and he loves the way it looks.

This sweetheart was found outside by a Good Samaritan, who helped remove a 12-foot cord from around his neck and gave him shelter. Flipper was clearly made for the inside life and adores people. He will even come when called, but only if he’s not too busy!

He is constantly alert and loves to play. He enjoys running, chasing shadows and doing his best to catch the light of a flashlight. Flipper will be forever indebted to you if you’re willing to entertain him with a cat dancer or a catnip mouse. His favorite spot will be wherever the sun is coming in brightest and warmest. He’s a big food-lover, so you can always count on him to appear at dinner time.

It may take him some time to warm up to other cat friends, but Flipper’s foster mom says that he has befriended her other feline companions. He’s a sophisticated guy who likes to have all four paws on the ground and a jingle-ball within sight. If you scratch him behind the ears, you’ll be buds for life. Flipper would do great in a patient and loving home, and he can’t wait to meet his forever family.

Please let us know if you’re interested in meeting Flipper.

Note: All of SAFE Haven’s cats are fully vetted. They have received a thorough veterinary exam, FVRCP and rabies vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery. They have been tested for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus, as well as treated for intestinal parasites, fleas and ear mites. All cats are microchipped.