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  • Cat
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Ipswich, MA
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Black
Ipswich, MA


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other cats, dogs.
Prefers a home without

Meet Elma


Meet Elma! Elma is an adult spayed female about 2-4 years old who is up to date on her shots and combo tested. Elma is what we call a "Ghost Cat" and this is what makes her a special adoption. You see Elma came from a feral colony, and then she went to foster where she became reliant on people for food and a warm clean space, but she is not much of a people cat.

Elma would make a wonderful companion for another cat or kitten as she really enjoys having feline friends around, but prefers to eat, sleep and use the bathroom without people nearby. She also doesn’t mind dogs (she lived with big and small in foster). She is very playful when people aren’t around and loves her soft balls and mice toys, so she would be a good mouse and bug hunter.

The perfect home for Elma would be an adult indoor home with at least one other cat and people who will understand she may never become a people cat, but with a lot of time and effort it is possible she could become an interactive family member.

*Elma will allow you to pat her under duress, she is NOT at all aggressive she simply quietly exists and prefers not to seek attention*

If you think you have a good home for Elma and would be willing to take this quiet sweet kitty in, please go to and fill out an adoption application. You can also come meet Elma and other available cats on Sundays from 2-4 at the Animal Shelter at 17 Fowlers Lane, Ipswich, MA.
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Adult
  • Female