Cats and kids – a good idea?

Can cats and children live together happily? They can! Here are some tips to help you select the right kitty. Keep an eye out for our next post about tools to help feline(s) and children develop a good relationship. Choosing a Cat Each cat has an individual personality. You'll want to select a cat who is confident enough to bounce back easily from surprising or scary things they might encounter while your child is learning how to interact kindly with them. To look for a…

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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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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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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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