Bella, a short-haired brown tabby with beautiful green eyes, is a sweet, affectionate cat who definitely enjoys human attention, affection and head rubs. This six-year-old was in a home where there was a young child and another cat who bullied her, and she finds a life in a shelter, with all the noises and smells of other felines, stressful. However, a bit timid at first, she loves brushing and pampering and will purr her thanks. Bella will make a great companion for an older person in a quiet household where she will blossom and light up their life!

To meet Bella and other available cats needing loving homes, visit ASAP at the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter, 5473 Overpass Rd. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call the ASAP office at 683-3368 or visit their website at


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