There are some animals who spend years, even decades in a cage, even at ARK. They are the passed-over ones, the forgotten, those who have become lost in the shelter and amid the competition for adoption.

This handsome gray tabby is one such. He and his brother, Roll, have spent 10 years in a pen. A timid cat, Colone and others like him have no hope of being adopted up against kittens and the extroverts. And, there is little chance that without a change in his environment he will suddenly change. Socialization training at ARK is spent on the dogs, not the cats. Colone loves other cats and is not adverse to a friendly pat.

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