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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Adopting Your Next Cat: Things to Consider (Part 2 of 3)

This article is the second in a series of three! See the first post here. The third article is located here. Does it make sense for you to adopt a kitten, or an adult cat? Kittens are adorable... and active. Are all the members of your household ready for a bundle of chaos to join the family? Your current pets may not be so happy about being pounced on at all hours of the day and night. Humans in the household may not be delighted…

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Launching the Go Green Composting Initiative

The SPCA of Hancock County would like to announce our new Go Green Composting Initiative! Anyone who has a dog knows that the facts of life dictate that there’s waste to pick up when you have a dog. Did you know that composting it is one of the best options? Here at the SPCA of Hancock County, we adopt out nearly 100 dogs per year… that means we have a lot of waste to pick up! Not only that, we adopt out over 400 cats…

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Adopting Your Next Cat: The Adoption Process (Part 1 of 3)

This is the first article in a series of three. The next article in the series can be found here.    You’re thinking about adopting a cat from the SPCA of Hancock County, and you want to know how the adoption process works. This article is for you! Our Cat Adoption Questionnaire is a short form that helps us have a structured conversation with you about what you’re looking for in your next feline companion. These are some of the primary questions you’ll want to be…

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