Shelter Cat Stories: Toby and Tovah

In 2014, two cats came to the shelter together. Their names were Toby and Tovah. This pair of large, somewhat chubby cats could not be separated - Tovah would shake with fear if we separated her from Toby, and Toby would yowl until we put them back together. We adopted them out together, and all was well... for a while. Then Toby found his way back to us. Someone called us - he'd found a cat, it was clearly a stray: declawed, thin, and incredibly…

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Declawing

If you have ever had a cat, or thought about having a cat, you have probably heard about declawing. Many people grew up thinking that declawing is a normal or even necessary procedure for indoor cats - whether to protect their home from scratching behaviors, or simply because “that’s what you do.” However, the data has added up over the years, and vets and pet owners alike now understand that declawing is a painful elective surgery that often has major impacts on a cat’s quality…

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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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