Available for Adoption

Rutland, VT

Outrageously good-looking swirl classic tabby has lots of love and purrs to share!

Laertes: December 29, 2019

He is still a kitten and loves to play, but he also loves to cuddle up on your lap for loving. Laertes loves belly rubs! Rubbing his belly is how his foster mom won him over! Consider adding this sweet boy to your fur family today!

Laertes: December 28, 2019

Laertes came to us as a tiny, sick, terrified barn kitten. With some time and love, he has blossomed into a happy, healthy, purring hunk of love. Laertes is cautious with new people and situations, but once he is comfortable, you can’t keep him off your lap–but why would you want to?

Laertes: December 29, 2019
Laertes: December 2019 – showing off a blaze, beautiful marbling, and toe beans!
Laertes is such a HAM! And look at that belleh!
Laertes: October or November 2019

Laertes curls up in my lap for belly rubs.

Foster Family
Laertes: December 2019 – loving those belleh rubs!

Laertes would love to cuddle and play with a sibling! He is good friends with Tiresias (who we don’t think is a direct relative) and enjoys his other kitten pals as well.

Laertes (left) & Tiresias (right): December 29, 2019

We always recommend kittens be adopted in pairs to keep each other company and provide socialization.

Laertes (bottom) & Tiresias (top): December 29, 2019
Laertes (bottom) & Tiresias (top) – buddies!

Laertes is a healthy young neutered male. He has had FVRCP#1 and a Rabies Vaccine and has been treated for fleas/ear-mites. He will have a microchip at adoption time. He tested negative (good) for FeLV, FIV and Heartworm.

Bonus Video of Laertes purring

Laertes is one of the kittens that we have been rescuing from a cowbarn resulting from folks dropping off unfixed cats without permission.

Laertes: October 1, 2019 – 3 days in our care after rescue from a dairy barn. His eyes are watery because he had an Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)

If you would like to give Laertes (and maybe Tiresias too?!) a Forever Family, please fill out an Adoption Application below.


Learn more about The Feline Connection’s adoption policies and procedures on our Adopt page.

Interested in giving a cat a loving Forever Home? Apply now by filling out an Adoption Application. To hold a specific cat, a $50 non-refundable deposit is required.