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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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 spcahc.development@gmail.com with the subject line “Questions From You.” Now, on to today’s question! Today’s question comes from a young volunteer. “What is the longest stay for a cat at the SPCA?” As you may know, the SPCA of…

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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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