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KHTS Adopt A Pet: Ace, St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary (VIDEO)

A laidback tabby named Ace is one of the biggest cats in need of a home at St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary, and his large size is what first caught the rescue’s attention back in March.

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When St. Bonnie’s staff arrived at the Lancaster Shelter, they noticed 4-year-old Ace uncomfortably trying to lay down in a cubby he was just too big for.KHTS Adopt a Pet - Ace

“He filled up his whole cage, so we felt terrible,” said Megan Haselwood, an adoption counselor at the rescue. “He’s such a huge cat, so there was no room for him to run around, there was no room for him to even use his litter box.”

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The former stray found himself headed to St. Bonnie’s, where he now spends his days watching the birds and lounging in a large outdoor cat enclosure with his feline friends while he waits for a home of his own.

“He seems a lot happier,” Haselwood said. “When we put him in our outdoor enclosure, his personality opened up, he opened up and he feels like, ‘Okay, I can be me.’”

Good with dogs, other cats and kids, Ace would do well in any home that can give him lots of cuddle time and view of the great outdoors.

“He’s not only huge, but his heart is huge too,” Haselwood said. “He needs to go home, he’s been here too long.”

To find out more about Ace or the adoption process at St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary, call 661-251-5590 or email st.bonnies@gmail.com. For more information about St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary, click here.  

About the KHTS Adopt a Pet Series

Every Wednesday, the KHTS Adopt a Pet series features an adoptable animal from the Santa Clarita Valley in need of a home. The KHTS Features team travels to different rescues and shelters in Santa Clarita to meet the pets and tell their stories in hopes of helping them get adopted. First launched in August 2016, the series has partnered with seven local rescues, as well as the Castaic Animal Shelter, to showcase more than 40 dogs, cats and bunnies, and has seen 30 — and counting — adoptions so far. The series was created by Features Director Melissa Lampert, who has more than 10 years of experience in the animal rescue world and co-founded Madeline’s Angels Pet Sanctuary in Santa Clarita in 2016.

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About Melissa Lampert-Abramovitch

Melissa Lampert-Abramovitch has been writing for KHTS since Feb. 2014. She currently writes “Community Spotlight” and feature stories, and coordinates all aspects of both the”KHTS Adopt a Pet” video feature series and “Top Things to Do in Santa Clarita.” She is the creator of “KHTS Adopt a Pet” and acted as News Editor from 2019-2020, as well as Features Director and Newsroom Manager from 2016-2018. A former Valley Publications Staff Writer, Melissa was a contributor to the Santa Clarita Gazette and Canyon Country Magazine from 2015-2016. She has published feature stories with Pet Me Magazine, The Pet Press, The Signal, COC's Cougar News, and KJAMS Radio.