Journey and Karisma: In Memory of a Dear Shelter Friend

  There are two kitties at the shelter right now who are extra precious to us. Their names are Journey and Karisma. They belonged to a dear friend of the shelter who volunteered with us for years. She would always come in with a smile to hold the kittens, fold laundry, help out at the front desk - anything she could do, she did, and with good cheer. She raised our spirits and shared the burden of caring for the shelter cats with us.    …

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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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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 quickly came to adore this small and beautiful cat.  She gave us so many cuddles, and her purrs filled the room. She loves to go exploring, and was bold enough…

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Petfinder Sponsor a Pet

You may have heard of Petfinder, one of the most popular online databases for finding an adoptable pet. The SPCA of Hancock County lists our available cats and dogs on Petfinder to help find them homes, but there's another great benefit that Petfinder offers us! They have a program called Sponsor a Pet. Through this program you can sponsor an SPCA HC available animal right from your home.  This is a great way to help the shelter animals even if you aren't ready to adopt right now!…

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New cat under the couch? Here’s a way to make friends with your new feline!

You just brought your new cat home from the SPCA. You’ve set up a room just for them to settle in and get their bearings, with their food, water, litter box, and some toys.  Hooray! But, when you let Kitty out of their carrier, they won’t come out - or they zip right out of the carrier straight under the couch and refuse to come out. What to do? First, don’t panic. This is very typical for cats! Cats derive their sense of security from…

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