Shelter Cats

"We all have 10,000 bad drawings in us, the sooner we get them out the better."-Walt Stanchfield

I usually draw from photographs. Either from photos I find online or from a daily cat calendar. I decided if I’m drawing from photos, why not choose shelter cats who are looking for their forever home? Hopefully my bad drawings will do them justice.

Drawing of a tabby cat


By Syl / October 20, 2019

Hi, I’m Nacho, one of six kittens born to a feral Mom in the backyard of a previous adopter.  Two of my brothers were rescued when they were only six days old because our Mama wasn’t taking care of them. I was rescued with the rest of my litter three weeks later.  I’d do great…

Drawing of a tabby kitten


By Syl / October 19, 2019

Adopted! Hi, I’m Lemmy.  I was rescued from a market parking lot in Seal Beach.  I have no idea how I got there but I was happy to come to SBACC and get away from all those cars that were coming and going.  I am friendly, playful and loving and can’t wait to find my…

Drawing of a tuxedo kitten

Kitten Irwin

By Syl / September 7, 2019

Hi, I’m Irwin.  I was found all alone in a Seal Beach Park by a lady walking her dog.   I was about seven weeks old and very thankful to be saved from the street, but VERY scared.  I was brought to SBACC and then I went to a foster home for a short time.   At…

Kitten Elvis Drawing

Kitten Elvis (Adopted!)

By Syl / September 2, 2019

Hi, I’m Elvis.  My 3 littermates and I were born to a feral Mama in a Seal Beach garage.  Our Mama disappeared one day and the nice man who lived in the house bottle fed us and then taught us how to eat on our own.  He couldn’t keep us forever and couldn’t find homes…

drawing of a sleeping tabby cat

Cat Doodle 52 – Mugsy

By Syl / April 29, 2018

Hi, I’m Mugsy. I was rescued from the street along with my feral Mama and six litter mates.  We were only a few days old and not in the best of shape. Our Mama was not taking very good care of us so we had to be syringe and bottle fed after we came to…

drawing of a tabby cat

Cat Doodle 51 – Osaka

By Syl / April 26, 2018

Hi, I’m Osaka.  My 2 brothers and I were rescued from Leisure World when we were about 4 months old.  We weren’t used to being around people and were really, really scared.  It’s going to take us all a while to get used to our new life but it sure is nice to be safe and…

Drawing of a black and white kitten

Cat Doodle 50 – Delamaine [Adopted!]

By Syl / April 2, 2018

Hi, I’m Delamaine.    My two sisters and I were born to a feral Mama and rescued by a very nice man when we were about 4-5 months old.  He took care of us for a couple of weeks but couldn’t keep us and couldn’t find us homes so be brought us to SBACC.   It…

Drawing of a tabby cat hunched down

Cat Doodle 49 – Cena [Adopted!]

By Syl / March 30, 2018

Hi! My name is Cena and I would like to tell you a little about myself. First, I’m a girl. They call the pattern and color of my pretty fur “brown tabby”. I was rescued from Devore Shelter with my brother and sister back in July of 2017. We were only 3 months old at…

drawing of a cat lying on her side

Cat Doodle 48 – Smee [Adopted!]

By Syl / March 29, 2018

Hi, I’m Smee. I was rescued from a kill shelter and am very lucky to be at SBACC. I am a sweet, friendly and very good looking boy but I do have a problem. I have a bit of a head tilt and problems with balance. I have had a very extensive and expensive workup…

drawing of a tabby cat standing

Cat Doodle 47 – Tito [Adopted!]

By Syl / March 23, 2018

Tito is a beautiful orange and white tabby at the Irvine Animal Care Center. He’s a neutered male about 1 year, 11 months old. Tito was adopted on March 26, 2018 with his best bud Pepe!!!

drawing of a cat

Cat Doodle 45 – Sully [Adopted!]

By Syl / March 16, 2018

Hi, I’m Sully.  Seamus and I were found in a crate in the parking lot of the Seal Beach Sprouts.  We were very scared and didn’t know what was happening but we think our family just didn’t want us anymore and hoped someone would find us and take care of us.  We were lucky to…

drawing of a cat snuggled in a blanket

Cat Doodle 44 – Covergirl [Adopted!]

By Syl / March 15, 2018

Hi, I’m Covergirl, and I am one lucky girl!  I was rescued from a kill shelter where I may not have made it out alive.  I am young, pretty, sweet and friendly.  I love attention and pets and show my appreciation with purrs.  I tested FIV+ but it may be a false positive and I…

drawing of a dark grey cat

Cat Doodle 42 – Bunny [Adopted!]

By Syl / March 10, 2018

Hi, I’m Bunny.  I was adopted from SBACC as a kitten and had a home for more than 10 years but I got sick with bladder stones and my family brought me to a shelter near where they lived.  That shelter discovered I had a microchip registered to SBACC and a kind SBACC volunteer came…

drawing of a tabby cat

Cat Doodle 41 – Chief

By Syl / March 6, 2018

Meet Chief Meet Chief! Chief was rescued from a high kill shelter and was in pretty bad shape, but with some love and attention from a vet, he is now the happy and handsome man you see in the photos. Chief is an older soul at heart, but is really only about 7 years old,…

Tabby and White Cat lying on his side

Cat Doodle 40 – TwoBit [Adopted!]

By Syl / March 4, 2018

Meet Two-Bit the Yoga Master Two-Bit is a silly, lanky boy who likes flopping down on the floor and contorting himself into odd positions. He is incredibly friendly and easy-going with people. We’ve noticed the other cats sometimes pick on Two-Bit so he’d do best with other cats who are also laid-back. We believe Two-Bit…