Photo Gallery: Cats of the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark

January 20, 2016 10:46 am Last Updated: January 20, 2016 10:46 am

HUGUENOT—There are about 80 cats that call the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark their home. The cages where they are kept are neat, stainless steel boxes covered with newspaper and holding a cat bed. They get the basics: food, water, and shelter, and the staff does as much as they can to give them affection and socialize them. It’s not a bad place to be. But walking around and looking at all their upturned faces, it’s clear they are asking the question, “Are you my next owner?”

Fifi, an adult female cat at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Fifi, an adult female cat at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Fifi in her cage at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Besides having beautiful eyes and coloring, she loves to be pet and will return the favor with a purr.(Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Fifi in her cage at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Besides having beautiful eyes and coloring, she loves to be petted and will return the favor with a purr. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Four month old, unrelated kittens Tuxy (L) and Gloria in their cage at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Four month old, unrelated kittens Tuxy (L) and Gloria in their cage at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Queen Bee at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Queen Bee came to the Humane Society through their Trap Neuter Release (TNR) program with a kitten. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Queen Bee at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Queen Bee came to the Humane Society through their Trap Neuter Release (TNR) program with a kitten. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Queen Bee at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. She loves people but is still adjusting to other animals. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Queen Bee at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. She loves people but is still adjusting to other animals. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Fuzzy (top) and Jay Jay at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. The cats came to the Humane Society after their owner went to a nursing home and the family member who was taking care of them wanted to find a better home for them. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Fuzzy (top) and Jay Jay at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. The cats came to the Humane Society after their owner went to a nursing home and the family member who was taking care of them wanted to find a better home for them. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Jay Jay held by kennel attendant Holli Storms at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Jay Jay is roughly 6 years old and weighs about 20 pounds. For all his size, he is a little people shy and prefers to bunk with his friend Fuzzy. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Jay Jay held by kennel attendant Holli Storms at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Jay Jay is roughly 6 years old and weighs about 20 pounds. For all his size, he is a little people shy and prefers to bunk with his friend Fuzzy. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Susan Beecher, the director of the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark holds Ned at the Humane Society on Jan. 5, 2016. Ned  came through the Humane Society's Trap Neuter Release (TNR) program.(Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Susan Beecher, the director of the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark holds Ned at the Humane Society on Jan. 5, 2016. Ned came through the Humane Society’s Trap Neuter Release (TNR) program.(Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Ned a young cat at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Ned, a young cat at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Ned in his cage at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Ned in his cage at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Sweet Pea at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Sweet Pea is a young cat who is a little shy at first but purrs heartily with a little attention. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Sweet Pea at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Sweet Pea is a young cat who is a little shy at first but purrs heartily with a little attention. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Sweet Pea rubs against the bars of her cage at the at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Sweet Pea rubs against the bars of her cage at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Sweet Pea plays with her neighbor at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Sweet Pea plays with her neighbor at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Sweet Pea plays with her neighbor at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Sweet Pea plays with her neighbor at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Sweet Pea plays with her neighbor at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Sweet Pea plays with her neighbor at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Nina at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Nina has been at the Humane Society longer than any other cat. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Nina at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Nina has been at the Humane Society longer than any other cat. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Nina, a roughly 3-year-old cat at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Nina came to the Humane Society with other cats after their owner could not afford to keep them. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Nina, a roughly 3-year-old cat at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Nina came to the Humane Society with other cats after their owner could not afford to keep them. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Preston, a young curious cat plays with his neighbor at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016.(Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Preston, a young curious cat plays with his neighbor at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016.(Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Preston at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Preston's caretakers call him
Preston at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Preston’s caretakers call him “handsome,” “sweet,” and a cat that likes to strut his stuff. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Susan Beecher, director of the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark holds Preston at the Humane Society on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Susan Beecher, director of the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark holds Preston at the Humane Society on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Four-month-old kittens Virginia (R) and Viva at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Four-month-old kittens Virginia (R) and Viva at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Virginia gives kennel attendant Holli Storms a nose rub at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Virginia gives kennel attendant Holli Storms a nose rub at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Millie, a 6-month old kitten stands on the shoulders of  Susan Beecher, director of the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark at the Humane Society on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Millie, a 6-month old kitten stands on the shoulders of Susan Beecher, director of the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark at the Humane Society on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Millie stands on the shoulders of kennel attendant Holli Storms at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Millie was abandoned in a crate with three of her siblings as a young kitten. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Millie stands on the shoulders of kennel attendant Holli Storms at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Millie was abandoned in a crate with three of her siblings as a young kitten. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Josie, a 1.5 to 2-year-old cat at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Josie, a 1.5 to 2-year-old cat at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Josie in the arms of kennel attendant Holli Storms at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Josie in the arms of kennel attendant Holli Storms at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Josie nuzzles kennel attendant Holli Storms at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Josie nuzzles kennel attendant Holli Storms at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Josie in the arms of kennel attendant Holli Storms at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Josie in the arms of kennel attendant Holli Storms at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Henny, an adult female at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Henny came from the Trap Neuter Release (TNR) program with 6 kittens that have all been adopted. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Henny, an adult female at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Henny came from the Trap Neuter Release (TNR) program with 6 kittens that have all been adopted. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Henny in her cage at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Henny's caretakers call her
Henny in her cage at the Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark on Jan. 5, 2016. Henny’s caretakers call her “a very sweet girl,” “friendly,”
and a “bit of a talker.” (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)