AGE: My name is Begonia, and I am a 9-year-old sweet lady who loves gentle attention in the form of scritches and snuggles. I’m a beautiful short-haired tiger tabby with bright green eyes.

PERSONALITY: I would like to live with calm, patient people who will give me lots of time to get used to my new environment and who just want a warmhearted kitty-girl to love.

HIGHLIGHTS: A generous friend who knows I’m ready to find my loving forever home has prepaid my adoption fee!

AVAILABLE: At the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Hwy., between Talent and Phoenix, open 7 days a week.

COST: Begonia's adoption fee is waived, and includes a free wellness visit at a local veterinarian office. Begonia is spayed.

ONLINE: View adoptable pets via Friends of the Animal Shelter: www.facebook.com/fotas, www.fotas.org or www.petfinder.com

LOST & FOUND: www.petharbor.com or call 541-774-6654.

OTHER RESOURCES: Southern Oregon Humane Society, www.sohumane.org; C.A.T.S., www.kittensandcats.org; Sanctuary One, www.sanctuaryone.org; Spay/Neuter Your Pet (SNYP) —  low-cost options; www.spayneuter.org.