Lovey is looking for his forever valentine.

The 7-year-old tabby cat is currently being cared for at Miranda’s Rescue in Fortuna, but the neutered male feline is hoping to soon find a loving, permanent home.

“Lovey’s ideal life would consist of snuggling and warming the lap of his humans, showing them just how much of a lovey-dovey he can be,” said Chris Davison, a volunteer with the nonprofit, no-kill rescue, adoption and sanctuary facility located at the corner of Drake Hill and Sandy Prairie roads.

Lovey was surrendered to Miranda’s Rescue in September 2022 by his family of seven years, Davison said.

“Adjusting to his new life was no easy feat, as he spent the first few months at the rescue in hiding, completely terrified of his new surroundings,” he said. “With time and some gentle encouragement, Lovey’s resilience allowed him to learn to trust humans again. Lovey has now blossomed into a very laid back, affectionate kitty. A few of his favorite activities are being brushed, sunbathing and chowing down tuna.

Davison added, “Although his mild-mannered personality can exude ‘old timer’ energy, he still gets bouts of pep in his step while tussling around with toys. Lovey tolerates other cats well, but might prefer being an only pet to get all the family’s love and attention all to himself.”

To learn more about Lovey and other cats, dogs and critters up for adoption through Miranda’s Rescue, visit or call 707-725-4449.

Lovey isn’t the only animal looking for a new, loving home on the North Coast — maybe by Valentine’s Day? A quick perusal of local animal rescue websites showed that these pets — with names sometimes associated with Feb. 14 — are also up for adoption (as of press time on Friday morning).

• Joy, at the Humboldt County Animal Shelter in McKinleyville. Joy is an adult female Labrador retriever. Joy is described on the shelter’s website as “gentle” and “quite animated.” She likes to be pet and always has a big smile on her face, the site says. For more information about Joy and other animals at the Humboldt County Animal Shelter, go to

• Strawberry, at the Sequoia Humane Society in Eureka. This black 5-month-old female kitten is one of a few young cats currently listed on the nonprofit, no-kill shelter’s website ( Go to the website to view all of the dogs and cats up for adoption at the Loma Avenue shelter.

• Dahlia (who doesn’t love flowers!), at Companion Animal Foundation in Eureka. This young black-and-white female is “ready to go,” according to the CAF website, Visit this site to see the other cats (including Marilyn, Duke and Dilbert) and a few dogs available for adoption through the nonprofit animal rescue organization.

• The Humboldt Animal Rescue Team — a volunteer-run organization serving the community since 2014 — has an acronym that is perfect for Valentine’s Day: HART. To see some of the cats needed caring homes, go to