Special Needs: Not as hard as you think

  Some animals available for adoption at the SPCA of Hancock County are labeled “special needs.” Often animals in this category have a longer stay at the shelter while they’re looking for a home - but are they really harder to care for? We would argue that they aren’t necessarily harder. “Special needs” refers to any animal who requires a particular care regimen or has physical characteristics that need to be taken into consideration by their future home. There are many kinds of special needs.…

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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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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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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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