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 […]

Success Story: Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a spice that everyone likes. It’s delicious, but not too powerful. It goes well with so many dishes, we can’t even count them. It’s also an apt name for this sweet and loving kitty! Cinnamon is an older cat at 14 years. She came to the shelter after her owner died. Shelter staff […]

T & Z Pawtraits helps shelter cats by making beautiful art!

Our Facebook follower and supporter, T & Z Pawtraits, has made this gorgeous coloring page: Do you recognize the cat in the image? It’s adoptable cat Simon! He has been featured here on the 4-Paw Post before: Pet of the Week: Simon. To help Simon get adopted, T & Z Pawtraits is offering this coloring page for […]

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 with the subject line “Questions From You.” […]

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 […]