Jenna is just shy of 3 months old, and has been spayed. This kitten was just one day old when she, her littermates and their mom were brought into the shelter. PALS rescued them all just a few days later, and they’ve grown into feisty, playful and loving kittens.
Jenna is definitely the adventurous one of the litter. She’s always first to check out new toys and the first to come up and meet new people. Jenna’s always in the middle of whatever is going on with her siblings, too, whether it’s roughhousing with each other or curling up and taking long afternoon naps together. When she’s not hanging out with her brother and sisters, Jenna loves getting lots of one-on-one attention from our volunteers. She’s always happy to show her appreciation for the love with a loud purr and some chin nuzzling. If you’re interested in giving her a forever home, come in and meet her!
For more information, call PALS at 209-224-0354. To meet other cats and dogs available for adoption, stop by the PALS Adoption Center at 1405 W. Kettleman Lane, next to the Lodi Animal Shelter. Center hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday.
PALS is a Lodi-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the welfare of companion animals in Lodi by increasing the number of animals adopted, reducing animal suffering and providing the highest level of humane care. Visit PetFinder.com to view cats and dogs currently available for adoption or its website at and find out how you can volunteer and/or foster the many animals waiting for permanent homes.
••• Twelve-year-old Smokey was left abandoned in the driveway at Animal Friends Connection. You’d never guess from his manners — he is a perfect houseguest, according to his fosters. He quickly learned how to use the doggy door and seems to be fully house-trained.
Smokey gets along great with all of the dogs in his foster home; we are not sure how he is with cats. He absolutely adores people. Because of his age, we feel he would do best in a home with no children or older children. Smokey is definitely a lap dog and loves to snuggle. He would prefer someone who can be home with him, possibly a retired couple, or someone who works from home.
He is ready and excited for the next chapter in his life, and looking for the perfect lap to snuggle in. Do you have that lap?
Animal Friends Connection is a Lodi nonprofit organization dedicated to helping companion animals since 1990. For more information, call 209-365-0535. To view other dogs and cats available for adoption, visit the sanctuary at 933 S. Cherokee Lane, Lodi, or visit
Sanctuary hours are from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekends.
Come join the Walk N Wag program at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, or any time throughout the week. Volunteer walkers take dogs on a one-mile loop around the sanctuary. The dogs love it! If you can’t adopt or foster, this is a great way to participate, volunteer to make a difference in the life of our dogs.
••• Kelsey was skin and bones when he was rescued from the streets. He’s battle-scarred, but the curly left ear and missing teeth give him character! The veterinarian estimated Kelsey to be close to 12 years old. Once flea treatment, dewormer, vaccines, quality food and love were given, he began to thrive.
Kelsey is highly allergic to fleas, so flea treatment is required and must be used on a continuous basis if he will be living with dogs or cats who go in and out (Kelsey is a strictly indoor-only cat). The allergy causes him to lose his fur.
Kelsey is a verbal guy when he’s hungry, and with only two teeth, he should eat wet food to ensure he gets enough. He loves scratching on his scratching post and is a laidback, calm kitty. He doesn’t like being alone too much and will follow you around until you sit down; then he’ll lay down right next to you.
Kelsey will be happiest in a quiet home where he’ll receive lots of attention. He will tolerate other well-behaved pets, and enjoys respectful children who will pet him but won’t pick him up or carry him around. He may have some normal, mild arthritis beginning in his back legs but that doesn’t slow him down. He jumps to the bed and the couch, but can’t reach counters or high ledges.
Kelsey is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, deflead and FeLV/FIV negative.
Second Chance Kitty is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping cats, kittens and the occasional dog escape a life of abandonment, abuse and neglect. Interested parties may call the adoption coordinator at 209-817-3030, visit our Facebook page at Second Chance Kitty, or email