No finer feline companion than Annabelle

Jan 09, 2018
Courtesy of: P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center Annabelle is ready to give up her job as office cat and move to a home of her own.

Camden — Welcome to 2018 — and a fond farewell to 2017. We had a great year, with many wonderful adoptions. More then 500 dogs and cats found “fur-ever" homes, and nothing makes us happier than to see one of “our” pets become someone else’s pet and start a happy life in a new home.

We wish we could say that with all the recent adoption activity we’re down to only a few animals, but unfortunately, our dog kennels and kitty rooms and condos remain full. Many great pets did not get to spend the holidays in a real home, and our hope for the new year is to match every animal that comes through our doors with people who will give them the love and care they deserve.

Kitty Annabelle is one who had to hang out at the shelter for the holidays. In fact, she has spent the last three holiday seasons with us, and we don't understand why. This pretty calico girl has seniority around here and has worked her way up to the position of office cat and greeter-in-chief, often positioning herself at the front door so she can check out everyone who visits.

Her qualifications for the job are undeniable. Relaxed and easygoing, she loves nothing more than keeping people company -- and finding the warmest, comfiest places to take naps and watch the birds cavorting in the shrubs outside our windows. Annabelle requires a canned-food-only diet, but does love a good, crunchy kibble every now and then. Yet, after watching more than 1,500 dogs and cats leave the building for permanent homes, what she really longs for is someone to love. We are so hoping that 2018 will be her year.

Looking for two kitties? Princess, our other long-term office cat, would be a great choice, since she’s been a colleague of Annabelle’s for the last two years. Princess likes to do her own thing: she allows, or maybe we should say demands — that you pet her, but will let you know when she has had enough. She likes to play with balls, strings and laser lights, and occasionally she and Annabelle like to chase each other, performing a sort of Keystone Cops routine that we guarantee would keep you and your family in stitches.

Won’t you help us get 2018 off to a flying start by offering a home to one or both of these wonderful girls? The first two weeks of January we had limited opening hours due to staff training, but as of Saturday Jan. 13, we will be back to our regular opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are hoping to see you soon at 123 John St. in Camden.

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