P.A.W.S: Stop in and see us!

By Carolyn Marsh | May 27, 2014
Little Girl

Little Girl is a lovely chiaroscuro lady, coal black with tidy chin and chest and belly markings of pure white — as are the tips of her paws. But Little Girl is lonely. She misses her owner, who died, and she’d love to find someone who will take care of her. Little Girl is 16 years old and loves taking cat naps and looking out the screen door of her room. Since she has to share a room with other cats, she’ll tolerate them. But she’d rather have a home where she is First and Only Cat. Little Girl doesn’t have many opportunities at the shelter to confirm that she is a lap cat, but we suspect that after she has become comfortable in her new home she may turn out to be just that thing.

Kittens are here. And there. And everywhere! They come in coats of many colors — black, black-and-white, torti, tiger and more — and all kinds of personalities — bold, shy, assertive, cautious, active, contemplative. We’ve even got a kitten with double toes if that’s what you have in mind. And they all have one thing in common: They’ve been raised from birth in the homes of foster parents who have kept them warm and fed and lavished affection on them from day one so that they will grow into cats who are loved and love back.

Don’t let anyone tell you that cats are aloof. If you think that’s true, hold a kitten and feel her tiny nails in the palm of your hand, or cuddle him to your chest and watch him fall fearlessly asleep. Our kitten this week is Sawyer, and you can see from the expression on his face that he would simply adore being in a home of his own.

Did you know that included in the $100 adoption fee is a kitten’s spay or neuter, as well as rabies and distemper vaccine? They have also been dewormed, treated with flea control and tested for FeLV and FIV. Best of all, each one comes with a wellness certificate for you to use at a participating vet’s office. With this certificate, the office fee will be waived, and it’s a great way for your vet to meet the newest member of your family. If you’ve been thinking about adopting a kitten, stop by. We think you’ll decide NOW is the time!

Mark your calendars for the following events:

Saturday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sugar Tools Outdoor Sale at P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center. Rain date Sunday, June 8.

Sunday, June 22, is P.A.W.S. On Parade! Rain or shine. Registration at noon at the Jean H. Kislak/P.A.W.S. Community Dog Park. Walk begins at 12:30 p.m.

Wish list: We are very low on canned cat food. We can use up to 20 cans a day! You can always leave donations in the foyer, or if you purchase items at Hannaford, we have a donation bin you can leave them in. We also go through a lot of non-clumping litter, paper towels, bleach and laundry detergent. Thanks in advance for your thoughtful generosity.

Not a cat person? We’d love to prove you wrong! Just stop in and see us and all our fantastic furries at 146 Camden St. in Rockport. We’re open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, our phone number is 236-8702 and pawsadoption.org is never closed! And thank you, as always, for your caring and support.

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