This week, we have two beautiful tortoiseshell kittens who are now available for adoption from the Animal Welfare Society in New Milford.

Tia and Tamara are just 12 weeks old, but are now ready to take on the world. They are tortoiseshell, which is not a breed, but are named for their distinctive coloring – a combination of patches of black, brown, amber, red, cinnamon and chocolate. Let's meet these adorable little ladies:

Tia and Tamara were picked up as strays in North Carolina and through a contact, they are now at the Animal Welfare Society in New Milford. They have great personalities, and are extremely friendly. Both have also had all their vaccines and are already spayed.

One question that cat lovers always seem to ask about torties is do they have "Tortitude?" which is their strong and forceful personality. "Tortitude" usually means that your cat will get what she wants, or she will certainly do her best to get your attention while trying. says that she will also probably be very bold and curious, but also very possessive, and will often greet you when you come home with a raised tail and a demand for lots of attention.

For more information about Tia and Tamara, and all the other adoptable Dogs and Cats, call the Animal Welfare Society at (860) 354-1350 or visit them on Dodd Road in New Milford.

They’re open Tuesday from 11 AM to 7 PM, and Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM.

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