Our pet pick of the week is a spunky little cat named Firecracker. And boy does he live up to his name. This adorable 6-month-old orange-and-white kitty, found as a stray in Friendship, has personality to spare. He loves attention and isn’t shy about asking for it. He also loves to play quite zealously at times. If you’re looking for a live wire to brighten up your life with plenty of playful antics, then Firecracker may be just the cat for you.

Pluck and Pyke, sibling black-and-white rabbits, are also available for adoption, along with several other bunnies and gerbils in our small animal room. This sweet, bonded brother duo are very friendly and active and enjoy romping around on the floor together during playtime. They’re ready to fill someone’s home with lots of love. Rabbits may not be the right pet for everyone, but they just might be the right pet for you. Stop by and meet some bunnies. The PMHS staff is happy to tell you all about them.

Do you need some last-minute holiday gifts for the animal lover in your life? We gotcha covered! We have Flagship Cinema Coupon Booklets for sale for the movie lover in your life for just $25. While at the shelter, pick up a copy our beautiful 2019 Pet Calendar for only $10, celebrating 30 years of saving lives and creating families, filled with photos of shelter animals and cherished pets. We have wonderful animal-themed watercolors from Rachael Richmond on our art wall available for purchase. We have gift certificates available, too, in case someone is looking for a special furry friend to add to their family. Or, give a life-saving, life-changing gift by making a donation to the shelter in honor of a loved one and we’ll send them a card letting them know of your kindness.

From all of us at Pope Memorial Humane Society, both two- and four-legged, happy holidays.

Wish list: Stamps, trash bags (13- and 33-gallon), 6-inch paper plates, Clorox wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, Temptation cat treats, canned cat food (poultry pate style), zip-lock bags (gallon and quart), and gift certificates to Walmart, Staples or other local businesses.