Feline pair in need of forever home


Courtesy of Tails Humane Society

By Jacob Baker

Pet of the Week for June 1 at DeKalb’s Tails Humane Society is a mother and daughter duo of cats named Dakota and Sienna, respectively.

Dakota, seven-years-old, and Sienna, six-years-old, were adopted together by a previous owner through a rescue operation in Chicago four years ago until that owner died, landing them in Tails Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road, Michelle Groeper, executive director of Tails said.

Tails Humane Society has been around since 1999 with the goal of bringing a comprehensive animal shelter to DeKalb, according to the Tails Humane Society’s website. The Tails’ mission is to build a compassionate community through the care of companion animals. Tails has provided a safe haven for over 3,200 animals every year.

“They seem like they’ve been good cats here with us with our foster home,” Groeper said. “We’re just hoping to find a new home for them.”

Dakota and Sienna are a sweet and fun-loving pair of cats who’ve been waiting for a forever home for several months at Tails,  according to a June 1 Tails news release. They love to watch people out the window all day and explore. Sienna tends to be shy at first and might take a little longer to warm up but is very loving after that. They are both in a foster home currently, where they get along nicely with dogs. The cats require a home together.

Pet of the Week is about exposure and it has been going on for a long time, Groeper said.

“Anytime we can get a fresh set of eyes on the animals at Tails that need to be adopted, that’s a good thing,” Groeper said. “We’re able to take in homeless animals and get them adopted to find new homes for them. There are a variety of reasons why pets come to animal shelters and humane societies, but at the end of the day they need a home and we’re happy to provide that.”

Tails has been closed in March due to COVID-19 and since Dakota and Sienna are in a foster home right now, they would have to arrange a time for the foster to come in with the cats to meet with their potential adopter, Groeper said.

One of the adoption fees has already been donated for Dakota and Sienna. If anyone is interested in making an appointment to meet or adopt the two cats, the easiest way to contact Tails is by email at info@tailshumanesociety.org, according to the news release.