Buster is a striking jet black, short-haired, neutered male cat around 4 to 5 years old. Don't be intimidated by his tall, dark and handsome good looks, he has an equally awesome personality to match. Buster is such a loving cat. He will follow you around the house. Eager to get and give attention. He is fine with kids and cats but is a bit of a scaredy cat around dogs. Like many of the cats at the shelter, he came in as a stray. He was found in South Thomaston. No one has come to claim him. This could be your lucky day. Adopt Buster and you'll have a fabulous companion.

Can't adopt, but would you like to make a difference in the life of a homeless animal? We have a need for loving, foster homes for the many litters of kittens that are coming through our doors on a daily basis. We have pregnant moms, moms with newborns and older kittens who just need a little socialization and a little extra TLC. Time commitments are generally two to eight weeks depending on the animal(s) needing care. Our foster program is vital to our success in handling the dozens upon dozens of litters we start receiving each spring, throughout the summer and all the way through the fall, giving needy animals that little extra attention. If you are interested in this rewarding volunteer experience, call the shelter at 594-2200.

This is your last chance to get that awesome photo of your beloved pet, be it furred, feathered, finned or scaled, in the Pope Memorial Humane Society 2015 Pet Calendar. The deadline for submissions is Aug. 1. We have full page Glamour shots for $200 and a date space for just $35. It's a great way to show off your pet to family and friends. Each entrant gets a complimentary calendar and the knowledge that you're helping the animals at the shelter as all proceeds from the sale of the calendar go towards food, shelter and medical care. Download a submission form at hskcme.org. Contact calendar@hskcme.org with any questions.

Visit us at 17 Buttermilk Lane off Route 1 in Thomaston. We are open daily from 11 a.m to 5 p.m, closed on Sundays.

Wish list: Laundry detergent, canned cat food, KMR (kitten milk replacement), large garbage bags, Swiffer pads, stamps, Ziploc bags (gallon and quart), 6-inch paper plates.