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LIGHTNING Egyptian Mau & Domestic Short Hair Mix Palm Desert, CA

  • Young
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Tabby (Leopard / Spotted), Tabby (Tiger Striped), Tabby (Brown / Chocolate)


Friendly, Affectionate, Loyal, Gentle, Playful, Smart, Curious, Independent, Funny, Couch potato, Loves kisses, Athletic
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other cats, dogs.
Adoption fee

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It is a long read and a long adoption process. Please understand we are ensuring that our babies go to great homes and we don't know you personally (yet). Understand that this is an adoption of a beautiful little soul that deserves the absolute best life.

LIGHTNING and THUNDERBOT were living in a neighborhood in San Pedro, California. He was picked up by a nice lady. She then reached out to a rescuer and then to us. Long story, they are both safe with us.

Here is the information his rescuer gave us:

Hey there. I'm a bolt of LIGHTNING! I am a bolt of energy that loves to play and explore. You'll find me zapping around chasing after all the toys. My favorite is leaping in the air for a wand toy, I truly cannot resist snacks and will be the first one by your side when the bag crinkles. One of my favorite games is chasing kibbles that my foster mom throws -- really show cases my speed and hunting skills! I may be shy with new people, but I'm very brave at exploring new places.

I'm still building confidence with pets and snuggles. I really enjoy chin and butt scratches and will get my purr motor running. With time I will be the house cat I was meant to be. If you've been struck by my charm, let's meet and start our forever in a flash!

LIGHTNING has only known the street life for a short time. He is now living a nice pampered life. As you can see in the pictures, he is loved and spoiled. He likes to cuddle with his foster siblings and brother THUNDERBOLT. He has a sweet friendly face and is so much fun!

We truly believe that LIGHTNING and THUNDERBOLT need to be adopted together!

LIGHTNING is a DOMESTIC SHORT HAIR / EGYPTIAN MAU-TABBY MIX. He is about 9 months old and is good with cats and dogs. He has never been around young children.

LIGHTNING is at PETSMART in Palm Desert, California off Monterey Avenue.


1. Go to (Click on ADOPT)
2. Fill Out Online Form
3. Submit Online Application
4. Someone Will Call / Text to Do Phone Interview
5. Will be notified of Approved Application
7. Official Meet and Greet with Kitty
8. Sign Adoption Contract
9. Pay Adoption Fee (VENMO - ZELLE - PAYPAL or CASH)
10. Take the Kitty Home

************************ NO OUT OF STATE ADOPTIONS ***********************

MAY 2023: VOLUNTEERS are the only ones allowed to let you meet the kitty. Not PETSMART employees.

Volunteers are usually at PetSmart between 9 am to 1 pm for cleaning. The cats currently at PETSMART you are allowed to go visit. A good time to come visit is at 4 pm - 9 pm. They are only there in the evening for 3 hours so please call the PetSmart location or visit the cattery for VISITING HOURS. Most days are different 3 hour shifts. It's based on volunteer availability.

The kitties at a foster/rescue homes, we will accommodate as much as possible. But steps 1-6 of the ADOPTION PROCESS need to be done before we do OFFICIAL MEET & GREETS. It is easier to do the meet and greets at the locations listed below.

in Murrieta, California off Madison Avenue

in Hemet, California off Florida Avenue

in Palm Desert, California off Monterey Avenue

The crazy rescue mama will drive kitties to their new home, meet & greets, etc...once the adoption interview and home check have been done.. Gas donations always appreciated!


If the CAT/KITTEN is still listed (meaning here or other websites) they are still available. It does not mean they don't have other pending applications or meet and greets.

Please note: Just because you fill out an application and are approved does not obligate you to adopt the cat/kitten. If he or she is not a fit...we have plenty of other cats / kittens available for adoption.

We are a SMALL rescue based out of Hemet, California. We are all volunteers that run the rescue. If we haven't reached patient.

LIGHTNING is ALREADY fully vetted.
The adoption fee of $200 covers:

FVRCP shots
FELV/FIV test (Negative/Negative)
Drontal Dewormer
Stronghold Flea Control

We are NOT a government FUNDED shelter and all our donations and adoption fees are for our rescued cats/kittens. So, we do not do DISCOUNTS.

If for some unfortunate reason you missed out on the kitten/cat you emailed about...I'm sure that we could help you with another rescue baby! Just ask!

If you have any questions not covered here, please feel free to email us:

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Palm Desert, CA
  • Location Address

    34900 Monterey Ave
    Palm Desert, CA 92211

  • day hours
    Monday 9 am - 9 pm
    Tuesday 9 am - 9 pm
    Wednesday 9 am - 9 pm
    Thursday 9 am - 9 pm
    Friday 9 am - 9 pm
    Saturday 9 am - 9 pm
    Sunday 10 am - 7 pm
    By appointment only
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