Featured Pet: Carson (6/21/19)
Carson was brought to our shelter in March after her owner had moved away. She didn’t really know what to think of the shelter atmosphere. For several weeks, she spent most of her time hiding under the blankets in her kennel. She is a very loving cat, however, she does get a little stressed out in new situations. Knowing this, we are able to take things slowly to prevent any stress.
Carson is looking for a quiet home to call her own. She needs someone who understands that it may take her some time to come out of her shell. But once she does, you will find that she is a very playful and loving cat. You see, Carson still occasionally tips over her food and water bowl. And until the other day, we assumed she was trying to hide under her blanket again. That was until I was washing dishes and happened to hear a noise coming from her kennel. When I looked over, she was playing with her toy mouse. It went under her blanket and when she was trying to get it, her food bowl tipped! I was so excited because this was the first time that I have ever seen this shy girl play with a toy.
She is very timid around other animals but we are slowly transitioning her to our general population cat room. And we are happy to report that the transition is going very well! She is now able to be out when staff is at the shelter. She enjoys being able to stretch her legs and get some fresh air on the cat porch. Carson loves her big comfy dog beds and rumor has it, she enjoys catnip as a special treat.
If you are looking for a sweet and quiet cat that will still demand some cuddles, this is your girl! Stop by our shelter during visiting hours to fall in love!
Featured Pet: Alexa (6/18/19)
Alexa is a beautiful and petite long haired cat that is about a year old. She is currently our longest resident at the shelter. When she was first brought into the shelter, she would try to escape every time you tried to open her kennel. And when you put your hand in to grab her, she would hiss and swat at you. Let’s just say she wasn’t the most loving cat. However, with some patience and a whole lot of love she learned to love the cuddles.
A few months after she came in, she was adopted by a very sweet lady that had recently adopted a small, timid dog from our shelter too! Everything was going very well, however Alexa quickly realized that she didn’t really like to share the attention anymore. She would go after the dog when she wasn’t getting the attention. So sadly, she was brought back to the shelter.
In GP, Alexa rules the roost. If she walks by, other cats will move out of the way. They know not to mess with her. She is often seen taunting the birds that hang out near the cat porch. She can hear the staff opening canned food from a mile away and will stare in the window until the bring it in. Alexa will then go around to every dish to make sure they are all empty.
What is really neat is that Alexa has developed a friendship with one of our other resident cats, Percy. They play together, eat together, and sometimes nap together. Maybe she realized having a friend isn’t that bad! She is a young and playful cat that will keep you on your toes. Shelter staff say that would just watch her play all day if they could.
If you are interested in meeting Alexa, stop by the shelter today! Maybe you would even adopt Percy along with Alexa...we do offer a discount for multiple cats.
Featured Pet-Caramel (6/09/19)
Caramel came to our shelter a few days after Valentine’s day. When she first came in, she was not very accepting to our love and cuddles. In fact, we had to wear protective gloves just to get her out of her kennel to clean. She had a sign on her kennel to warn others that she may bite and scratch. It wasn’t her fault. She was found as a stray and a caring person took her in. However, Caramel does not get along with other cats, so she had to be brought to the shelter. Caramel was terrified of being in a crate, which made it very difficult to clean her kennel. She would scream and hiss when you tried to put her in. And getting her out was just as difficult.
The wonderful lady and her husband that brought her in came to the shelter WEEKLY to check on Caramel and see how she was doing. They would bring treats and toys for her and the other cats as well. To this day, they still make time to come in and see her! You see, we do not judge a person for surrendering an animal. We are so thankful that they care enough to bring them to a safe place. No matter what their past may be, our job is to help these animals find new, loving homes. And that’s just what we do.
After a few months (and getting spayed), Caramel is a whole new cat! If you came in, you wouldn’t believe it was the same cat described above. Our volunteer, Sandy, has spent so much time working with Caramel and showing her that it is okay to trust humans. So what happens when you open her kennel now? Well, she climbs up on your shoulder and demands you hold her for some cuddle time. She goes into the crate for cleaning without any problems. Caramel is also a big fan her her soft kitty bed. She’s a little spoiled at the shelter! However, Caramel still doesn’t like to be around other cats, so she can’t be moved into our General Population room.
This girl has come so far and it breaks our hearts to see her unable to roam free outside of her kennel. She has watched so many cats and dogs come in and get adopted before her. All she wants is a human and a nice comfy bed to call her own. If you do not have any other animals at home and are looking for the perfect addition to your family, stop by the shelter to meet Caramel! You can also download an application at hchskewaneeshelter.org!