Animals

Top 10 Cat Names in San Diego County

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It can be tough to find the purrfect name for your adopted cat, but sometimes they take no effort at all. Case in point: the most popular cat name in the County.

The Department of Animal Services tracked felines and recorded their name at the time of adoption, claim or microchipping and found out which names were most popular in the County. The results were a far cry from the top 10 dog names, which could’ve substituted, for the most part, as human names. Which name was the cat’s pajamas? Find out below.

#10: Lucy

#9: Max

#8: Cleo

#7: Sassy

#6: Tigger

#5: Shadow

#4: Smokey

#3: Baby

#2: Tiger

#1: Kitty

There are plenty of kitties with unique names at the County’s three animal shelters—like Mango and Atticus. And, of course, there are many more pets waiting for a unique name along with their forever home.  During the month of July, because of an inundation of kittens and cats, all felines are available for adoption for a “Name Your Price” special. The regular $58 adoption fee will be waived and you can pay what you’d like for Kitty.

For more information about adoption, call 619-767-2675 or visit the County Department of Animal Services website.

Melissa Phy is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.