Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pet Watch from the director- 3/27/11


The Humane Society has been getting many phone calls from families wanting to adopt a kitten. It is always surprising to us when we tell them that we have kittens that are six months old and they reply, “that is too old.” Coal is an adorable six month old tuxedo kitten that is shy at the shelter, but would really warm up to a new Forever Home. Micah is a Lynx Point Siamese/tabby mix that has soft fur and loves to give hugs. He too is 6 months old. Celia is another young, beautiful brown tabby mix that has gorgeous gold eyes. She would love to meet her new family.

Everyone knows that smaller younger kittens are adorable and fun. But, families need to realize that adopting a young kitten will require more attention and supervision than an older or adult cat. As a kitten learns about the world by playing, they often climb curtains, scratch couches and play in flower arrangements. An adult cat will settle in quickly and do less damage to your home and belongings. Many people think a kitten will be great for their small children, but kittens can play rough. They have sharp claws and are not discretionary about using them. Young children, in turn, might handle a kitten roughly and hurt the kitten. An adult cat usually knows when to walk away.

Adopting an adult cat is very rewarding. When you think about adopting a six month old kitten you need to realize that cats often live to be nearly 20 years old. We have many young cats available for adoption and we hope you will stop in to meet them. You can take a look at our animals by logging on to our website

We also can adopt out the great animals from Animal Welfare when they are closed on Saturday and Sunday. So, please consider adopting and stop by the shelter. Our hours are: Monday - closed, Tuesday through Friday 1:00-6:00, Saturday 11:00-5:00, and Sunday 1:00-5:00. We are located at 1710 South Main Street in Stillwater.

The Humane Society’s monthly board meetings are open to the public. They take place on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Joseppi’s. Please come and find out even more ways to help and get involved. The next meeting will be Monday, April 18.

Our current “needs list” includes cat litter, paper towels, hand sanitizer, 13 gallon garbage bags and 36 gallon garbage bags.

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