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In shelter Cat

Owatonna, MN, 55060
Pet name:
Domestic Short Hair
Gray & White
Coat length:
Hi this is Earnest.Earnest is approx. 6 months old and he is the complete kitten package. In addition to being completely adorable, he loves to be held and cuddled. He will jump on your shoulder to hang out and purr in your ear so you dont forget he is there. And look at those feet! He has the most wonderful polydactyl front paws! Earnest also loves to play and is very social and would not do well as an only feline.

All pets adopted from Helping Paws of Southern Minnesota will have age appropriate vaccinations, testing (Feleuk-FIV) and alterations included in their adoption fee!  Fill out an application to adopt on our website at 
How to adopt:
1.\tFirst step is to fill out a Pre-Adoption Application by applying online @
2.\tOnce your application is submitted, please allow us time to review and we will contact you as soon as possible with any questions regarding your application and status. 
3.\tOnce your application is approved we will set up an appointment for a meet and greet with interested available animal. Please bring all family members especially children. Virtual options are available!
4.\tAfter the meet and greet we will schedule and complete a virtual home visit.
5.\tFinalizing the adoption: This includes paying the adoption fee (+ tax) and sending home medical documents with the adopted animal. 
We ask that you allow at least a month for your new pet to adjust and decompress to their new home. During this time we will provide one on one counseling to make sure the proper steps are taken to allow for a successful transition. If for whatever reason you need to return your newly adopted pet we will allow a 7 day grace period for full refund on the adoption fee once the animal is returned to our care. After the 7 day grace period adoption fees are non-refundable.

 We take finding the best homes for our kitties very seriously as they deserve nothing but the best! Please allow a week for applications to be processed as we are all volunteers working as fast as we can. 

If you have any questions on a specific animal don’t hesitate to send us an email @ We can also help with finding a match for something specific you had in mind! Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for more videos and photos of our pets @ Helping Paws of Southern Minnesota! 
Meet and greets are available with approved applicants only. If you have any questions please feel free to send us and email!


  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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