BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Wednesday is Whisker Wednesday!

Gumbo is a beautiful Persian cat up for adoption at Cat Haven in Baton Rouge! She was brought to Cat Haven with her brother, but he was adopted. Gumbo can be shy at first, but she warms up to new people quickly. She loves attention and affection.

Gumbo loves a good petting session, as you can see in the video below!

If you’re looking for a sweet companion, Gumbo may be the one for you! Gumbo’s adoption fee is $125. You can visit her at Cat Haven, 11130 N. Harrells Ferry Road. Cat Haven is open from noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. 


Now through Saturday, Nov. 25th, Cat Haven is hosting a very unique fundraiser called Renoir or Faux Paw! If you donate $25 to Cat Haven and submit a photo of your pet, an artist will create a portrait. Cat Haven says, “You might get an extremely talented artist, or you might get someone who can barely draw a stick figure.”

The portrait would be a great stocking stuffer, a gift for a loved one, or a “purrfect” treat yourself moment.

You can pick up your portrait from Cat Haven between Thursday, Dec. 14 and Friday, Dec. 22.

For more information on Renoir or Faux Paw, click here and for more Cat Haven events, you can click here.

How You Can Help Cat Haven

Cat Haven desperately needs fosters and adopters so they can rescue more cats and kittens in need.

There are many cats and kittens up for adoption at Cat Haven! If you cannot adopt a furry friend, but you’d like to help out, you can fostervolunteer or donate. If you cannot foster, adopt, or volunteer, Cat Haven always needs cat litter.