Characteristics Of The Maine Coon Cat They have bunched paws and bushy tails. They can be as friendly as dogs are. They are very relaxed cats. They are fond of people and like being in their company. They are big-boned and have a barrel chest. Where Did The Maine Coon Cat Come From? There are several legends about how this cat breed came into being. The most popular one is that a British captain was sailing along the coast of New England and finally came into port. This was in the early 1800s, and the cats on board the ship mated with those on land, thereby resulting in the Maine Coon Cats being born. It is also said that these cats originally belonged to Marie Antoinette. There is also a strong theory that they came with the Vikings and mated in the wilds with raccoons from which the name is derived. However these cats came into being, what is obvious is that they are rising in popularity. They became included in professional cat shows and are now the second most popular cat breed. The breed is also recognized officially by the International Cat Association. Do Maine Coon Cats Make Good Pets? Maine coon cats are clever, energetic and playful. They love being in families that have lots of other pets as well as children. They possess much more dexterity than regular cats, and are capable of scooping up objects, toys and food using their paws, almost like raccoons. This breed of cat can stretch themselves up and use their flexible paws to open doors using door knobs. Physical Appearance Of The Maine Coon Cat This breed of cat has a shaggy coat of fur that is weatherproof along with a full, puffy tail and ear tufts. All these traits help protect it during harsh winters. They have three different coats. – guard coats, fawn coats or down coats. Their heads are mostly square in shape, with large ears and expressive eyes that are wide set.
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Randleman NC 27317 | 12.5 miles away
The Animal Awareness Society (TAAS) is a non-profit, no kill, all-volunteer organization formed in 2003. TAAS strives to end the unnecessary suffering and deaths of cats and kittens, dogs and puppies that may have been abandoned or are feral (not socialized) in our communities. TAAS actively works to reduce the number of stray, homeless, and feral cats through low cost spay/neuter, foster and adop
Asheboro NC 27205 | 14.5 miles away
In April, 2013 a group of dedicated, community-minded volunteers formed Randolph County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). The organization’s mission is to support a pet-friendly, compassionate community committed to ending euthanasia of adoptable dogs and cats by providing: Community-based solutions to pet overpopulation, including a low or no-cost spay and neuter progra
Randleman NC 27317 | 15.8 miles away
Randolph County Animal Shelter is county run and not for profit. We serve the citizens of Randolph County. We adopt out mostly cats and dogs, but also the occasional rabbit, guinea pig, gerbil, ferret, goat, pig, chicken and horse! For up to date info, find us on Facebook, /rcaspets .
Asheboro NC 27205 | 16.3 miles away
The Fort was founded in North Carolina in 2012 By Jake Gardner, formerly of Villalobos Rescue Center and Animal Planets hit TV show "Pit Bulls & Parolees." After many years rescuing dogs across the United States, Jake decided it was time to move on from Villalobos and do something good somewhere new. Taking all the knowledge and experience gained and relocating to North Carolina in o
Staley NC 27355 | 21.9 miles away
Happy Hills is a private non-profit, no-kill animal rescue group in NC devoted to providing nutritious meals, shelter, veterinary care, and finding good homes for as many abandoned and abused animals as possible.
Liberty NC 27298 | 23.5 miles away
Dedicated to finding exceptional homes for exceptional cats Specializing in Manx, but we'll accept Japanese or American Bobtails and Pixie-bobs In 1995 my neighbor's Manx cat had kittens. There was a tiny runt in the litter that wasn't expected to survive. I was there when the kittens were born, and I volunteered to provide a home for the runt if she made it. That was Misty, and