Marcel is an elegant entertaining long-haired black cat! He is very friendly and affectionate, ready to roll around on your lap, and doesn’t even mind his pink claw tips that help keep him from clawing things he shouldn’t. He is two to three years old and was found as a stray and brought to the shelter. He was adopted but just didn’t fit in with the household of cats in his adoptive home so he’s back at the shelter for another try. No fighting or aggression, just didn’t mingle.
I visited the Beaver County Humane Society north of Pittsburgh today for an article for Pittsburgh PetConnections Magazine. This small shelter in a rural county has made a huge turnaround in the services they provide to animals and to the community. These four cats are ready for new homes after spay or neuter, vaccinations, combo tests and even some time in foster homes if necessary. If you are interested in any of them contact the Beaver County Humane Society.
Below, lovely Gigi enjoys her first day on the adoption floor. She was taken in a month or more ago with a wound on her leg and was held in the isolation area in the back until it healed. She’s about two years old, spayed and vaccinated and tested free of FIV and FeLV and is very excited at the idea of a real forever home. A couple came through the cat room to look at who was there and she proudly showed off her foofy bloomers.
This long narrow kitty is Little Man, and he is a cute as he looks! He’s come a long way in his time at the shelter. He was an owner surrender who felt there they couldn’t care for him, and Little Man came in very, very frightened, nearly hyperventilating and trembling. A little time in foster and a lot of time with an understanding volunteer and he’s a sassy 8-month old who’s ready to wrap himself around your legs and your heart and tell you stories all day. He’s neutered, vaccinated and tested and ready to go. What a set of whiskers on that guy!
Penny Sue is a little shy and still somewhat frightened at finding herself in a shelter. She was also found as a stray and would probably love a nice quiet home and a warm soft bed to curl on.
I met several more, including a little orphaned black kitten who mewed and mewed and tortie mama whose kittens were old enough for spay and neuter heard him so she got to nanny him for a day or two, and gray tabbies and black tabbies and a torbie and several more along with a number friendly dogs. What a great afternoon! If you are interested in any of them contact the Beaver County Humane Society. More later
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Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
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