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SAN ANTONIO (October 21, 2022) – Beauty is often found in unexpected faces. Angelina, a 6-year-old cat from San Antonio City Animal Care Services, is the perfect example.
With an expressive face that looks less than excited, potential adopters viewed Angelina as “cranky” or “mean.” The white and gray feline has been at the City’s municipal shelter for over a month now. Her animal care cattery keepers say Angelina’s supposed scowl hides real love.
“It’s really heartbreaking to see people pass by Angelina just because they think she’s not a nice cat,” said shelter manager Heather Guthrie. “She’s actually so sweet and purrs a lot. We like to say that the frown she has is just her Resting Cat Face or RCF! »
Angelina is definitely a shelter animal in need of a happy ending. she was found on the access road to Highway 90 in early September, terrified by injuries that looked suspiciously like a rash. Although her injuries have healed and she is gaining weight, the adoptive candidates seem unable to overcome Angelina’s scowl.
With dozens of pets in need in shelters across San Antonio, Animal Care Services hopes the community will see that sometimes love, like beauty, can be found where you least expect it.
“Too many pets are passed down because people have ideas about what they think pets are,” Guthrie said. “They can be big or small. They can even be what some call ugly. But they are like us. All they want is to give love and get it. Animal care services are open for adoptions seven days a week, Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.