Melonie is a gorgeous orange tabby and an example of the hardest to place cats that come into shelters. She is older middle age (9) and is not immediately social with new people. To be clear, she is not afraid of humans and can hang out calmly in a busy environment, she just does not tolerate being petted by people she doesn’t yet know. When she is comfortable with a person she will allow pets and belly rubs (and she has a VERY inviting fluffy white tummy), but even with her loved ones she is more of a companion than a cuddler. Her previous family described her as being like a little dog, following you from room to room and then finding a place to snooze near by. She’s a cat for someone who enjoys a little spirit moving around their home but doesn’t need to pet and hold all the time. To learn more about her or to make an appointment to meet her, visit online at cthumane.org.