Questions From You: What’s the longest stay for a cat at the SPCA?

This article is part of a series we’re calling Questions From You. You send us questions, and we post the answers right here on the 4-Paw Post! If you have a question and would like to have it considered for Questions From You, send an email to spcahc.development@gmail.com with the subject line “Questions From You.” Now, on to today’s question! Today’s question comes from a young volunteer. “What is the longest stay for a cat at the SPCA?” As you may know, the SPCA of…

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Success Story: Mr. Mix

Mr. Mix arrived at the SPCA of Hancock County in late February 2018. He was thirteen years old and weighed 22.5 pounds. Mr. Mix was not a giant Maine Coon cat, though - he was severely overweight. He had become diabetic, and he had trouble moving around because of his weight. Mr. Mix had been eating in his home before he was surrendered - after all, he had to gain that weight somehow - but he was too stressed at the shelter to eat. It’s…

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Fostering Dogs: How to Get Involved

Are you considering fostering dogs for the SPCA of Hancock County? Here’s how to get started! Our needs for dog fostering vary over the course of the year. We often find that larger dogs have a harder time in kennel situations, and we would love to establish a network of foster homes who are comfortable with larger dogs. We also find that dogs who are stressed by the presence of other dogs have a harder time here - we can keep them from having to…

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Adopting Your Next Cat: Welcome Home (Part 3 of 3)

This is the third article in a series of three. The first two are here and here. So you’ve bought a new litter box, and the cutest bed you could find. You’ve got food and water dishes, picked out the best food you can fit in your budget, and maybe even a cat tree. It’s time to pick up your new cat(s) from the SPCA - how can you help them feel safe in their new home? The road to a happy cat starts before you…

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Fostering Kittens: How to Get Involved

Are you considering fostering kittens for the SPCA of Hancock County? Here’s how to get started! Our greatest fostering needs for felines are for pregnant/nursing mom cats, and bottle babies. We occasionally have special needs adult cats in need of foster - these can be diabetic cats, cats with behavioral challenges, or other circumstances that cause the cat to be too stressed in the shelter environment. To get started fostering, first look up where our facility is located. (Our address is 141 Bar Harbor Rd.,…

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