Alaqua Pet of the Week — Bander

Special to The Sun

Meet Bander. This beautiful 6-year-old Mackerel Tabby is the longest cat resident at Alaqua Animal Refuge. She arrived three years ago after being surrendered by an owner who could no longer care for her. Bander is a very sweet kitty who was shy when she first arrived but has become comfortable living in our cat house with several other cats. Though Bander is well taken care of at the refuge, we think that it is past time for her to have a home of her own. Her adoption fee is waived thanks to the Priceless Purrs program that is funded by donations. Bander has her spay, microchip and is current on vaccines. If you are interested in her, fill out an application online at