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VELA Turkish Van & Domestic Short Hair Mix Murrieta, CA

  • Kitten
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Orange / Red, White


Playful, Smart, Brave, Independent, Curious, Quiet, Dignified, Funny, Affectionate, Friendly, Loyal, Gentle
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.

VELA and her 5 siblings (CASSIOPEIA - DORADO - DRACO - ANDROMEDA - CARINA) were saved from the shelter in Riverside County. These guys were tiny, sick and malnourished. Don't know exactly where they came from...all we know is that had hours to live. We were asked to help and they went with one of our fosters.

VELA is now ready for his "FUREVER" home. Female orange tabbies are not common. 80% of orange cats are male. For a female cat to be orange, she must inherit two orange genes — one from her mother (orange, calico, or tortoiseshell) and one from her father (who must be orange). A male cat needs only one orange gene, which he gets from his mother (orange, calico, or tortoiseshell).

VELA is a rambunctious little girl. VELA is an orange and white tabby who is shy. When she first arrived at her foster home, she would run, hide and hiss at humans. Over the weeks that she has been there, she has opened up a lot. She no longer hisses at her foster human and accepts being petted while eating or relaxing. She still avoids being picked up but does not panic when someone does pick her up.

VELA enjoys playing with a crinkle ball as well as with her siblings. She likes to snuggle with her little sister CARINA and will often groom her when they are relaxing together. She's a typical kitten. She gets along really well with her siblings. She will need a YOUNG cat to play with in his new home. FYI: We named them after the different shades of orange.

VELA is DOMESTIC SHORT HAIR / TABBY MIX. She is about 4 months old. She is good with cats and non-reactive to with dogs. She has never been around children.

VELA is currently at PETSMART in Murietta, California off Madison 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
6. 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 ***********************

OCTOBER 2022:. VOLUNTEERS are the only ones allowed to let you meet the kitty. Not PETSMART employees.

Volunteers are usually at Petsmart between 9 - 10 am to 12 pm - 1 pm. The cats currently at PETSMART you are allowed to go visit. A good time to come visit is at 11 am. We are working on getting evening volunteers too! Email us and ask us. We will let you know what days evening volunteers are there.

The cats/kittens at a foster/rescue home, we will do meet and greets at any of the 3 Petsmart locations listed below. But steps 1-5 of the ADOPTION PROCESS need to be done before we do OFFICIAL MEET & GREETS.

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, once the adoption has been finalized. So 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 out be patient.

VELA 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:
  • Location Address

    25290 Madison Ave
    Murrieta, CA 92562

  • 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
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