Happily Homed: Lucca
We are always thrilled when some of the longer stay cats at the shelter find their forever homes, and one cat who certainly put in her time was none other than Lucca, aka Regina George. Lucca came into our care in August 2020 as an owner surrender, and in March 2023, finally found her human.
While at CCS, Lucca claimed her space at the front desk. Despite her disdain for other cats, (and even people), she didn’t mind letting the public know that this was her domain. Lucca was in a foster home from one of our board members for a time, and when she returned to the shelter, staff thought it would be best to give Lucca her own space to reign freely, without the worry of anyone else bothering her. The idea to nickname her Regina George (from the popular movie Mean Girls) came when CCS staff held their weekly “Length of Stay” meeting, where they discuss tactics on getting CCS’ longest-staying cats adopted. The character Regina is the queen of her school, charming people into doing whatever she wants, and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is.
Not long after, an adopter came into the shelter looking for a cat just like Regina. Her new owner Rachel shared this update: “The adoption process was super quick and easy. I knew I wanted an older cat or one that had been at the shelter for a while, and [the adoptions staff] knew just the cat for me.
“Regina made herself at home in the first 30 minutes. She explored my apartment and was hopping on counters immediately! She loves chicken-flavored treats and cheese, being a troublemaker, drinking water straight from the faucet, sunbathing on her tower or window perch, laying in her bed or on my desk while I work, laying on my lap or the ottoman as we watch TV, and stealing my food when I’m not looking!
“You can pet her head, but she is not the biggest fan of being picked up. I get her to play for about 20 seconds, but she gets over that quickly. It takes her a bit to warm up to new people, but then she will cuddle with you all night long! She seems happy, and I’m so glad I adopted her!”
Have you adopted from CCS in the past? We’d love to hear how it’s going! Send us your adoption success stories (and photos!) to be featured in our #adoptionupdate series on social media or on our website.