Ruby & Reba the Cats
Age: 17
Fixed (Spayed/Neutered)? Yes
Declawed? No
Indoor? Yes
Microchipped? Not known
City in which animal is located: Pawnee, Illinois – Transportation can be arranged for the right next home.
Rehoming fee? No
Please note: This is a courtesy listing on HSHV’s site. This animal is available through a private individual, NOT HSHV. For questions, please contact the individual below, not HSHV. Thank you!

Ruby and Reba are bonded Tortys. I call them “The Grandmas.” They are the sweetest old ladies around town. They are likely more like 17/18, as they were like 1-2 years old when they found my Mom in California. The Grandmas have arthritis and some trouble but are still full of life. They are aging and have slowed down for sure. I hope to find another angel to help them enjoy their remaining time. (recent bloodwork shows they are doing great!)
Medical Care: They need Solensia injections 1x a month. Solensia is an injectable monoclonal antibody therapy administered monthly to control feline osteoarthritis (OA) pain. The cost is $88/month per kitty. They also get oral Prednisone every other evening. I put .2mm on their wet food and they eat it right up.
The medication helps them feel better, but they are of sound mind, great eaters, purr like crazy, and love to headbutt to show their love. Ruby and Reba are bonded, groom each other, and like to sleep together. Sweetest sassy old ladies!

My friend Rose, lost her Mom suddenly right before Christmas. She has many pets to find new homes for, listing each on the private adoptions page. While they are not local, she is willing to figure out travel for the right home. I am posting on her behalf.

Please read the details from Rose below, contact information is at the bottom.

Details from Rose:

My Mom, Kathy Drake, passed away unexpectedly on December 22, 2023.
Our beloved Kathy was an animal lover through and through, and in the wake of her passing, she left many animals now in need of a new home. Every animal Kathy had was a rescue. She rehabilitated countless animals during her 78 years and dedicated her life to saving and giving animals the lives they deserve. She was the kindest, most caring woman, offering countless support to others along the way, often paying for veterinarian bills when owners couldn’t afford to do so and donating funds to animal rescues and legislative funds. She went above and beyond with every single opportunity that was presented.
Kathy leaves behind animals who are family. If we could keep each and every one of them we would, and our hearts break that we cannot. So, we’re looking for thoughtful, intentional and forever homes for:

9 rescued cats
1 domestic bunny
1 retired Quarter Horse

These animals have been deeply loved and meticulously cared for, and they have been a beautiful source of joy and comfort. Our goal is to ensure they find equally caring homes with new owners who understand the responsibility that comes with animal ownership. They are all unique and wonderful in their own ways, and they’re now looking for families who will provide them with the love and care they deserve.

Animals currently reside on Kathy’s farm in Pawnee, Illinois (90 minute drive from St. Louis, MO). Transportation can be arranged for the right next home.

Some facts that pertain to all the cats:
• None have FeLV or FIV (all tested)
• Most microchipped
• All have recent vaccinations and bloodwork
• Vet records will be shared
• All good with dogs (Is your dog good with cats?)
• None destructive on furniture if provided the right scratching posts/furniture

Cat guidelines:
• All cats have been and must always remain INDOORS ONLY as a condition to their adoption. This is to ensure their safety and well-being.
• Declawing is prohibited, as it is a painful and cruel procedure.

Contact: (917) 515-4373 and

This animal is listed as a courtesy on our site, but is available through this individual. For questions, please contact the individual listed, not HSHV. Thank you!