Furever Home: Playful kitten but patience is important

Lilac was a stray kitten brought to the pound is now in foster care through the Homeward Animal Shelter in Fargo, ND. Chris Flynn / The Forum

Connor Liudahl, a foster volunteer with the Homeward Animal Shelter took in Lilac, a 1-year-old kitten a few weeks ago after his last foster was adopted. “We had space and we were like, ‘We’ll take her.' "

Lilac came to the Homeward Animal Shelter through the pound because she was a stray on the streets. "She's still playful. Very much a kitten," Liudahl said.

Liudahl said Lilac needs some time to get used to you and having the patience for her is important. "She definitely has a personality," he said. If she doesn't get to do what she likes to do she'll hiss at you and get a little aggressive, but you just need to respect her boundaries."


Because Liudahl has fostered Lilac only a few weeks, he hasn't seen how she interacts around other playful cats. He and his roommate have a cat of their own and so far Lilac hasn't gotten along with it.

Lilac is in foster care through the Homeward Animal Shelter in Fargo, ND and is available for adoption. Chris Flynn / The Forum

"Our cat definitely has a mind of its own,"Liudahl said. "He doesn't want to be messed with. So from their interactions we don't see she's very good with cats." He added he doesn't think she'd be very good with dogs.

Liudahl said Lilac is excited and wants to play. "She's very eager to learn new things. She's curious," he said.

To adopt Lilac or for more information on volunteering, adopting or fostering cats and dogs, visit Homeward Animal Shelter at

More about Lilac:

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with kids
  • House trained
  • Spayed

    Chris Flynn is an audio/visual journalist at The Forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s in online journalism from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Flynn has worked at Forum Communications since 2008.

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