Pet of the Week: Diane
Friday, when I stopped by the City County Animal Shelter to meet this week’s Red Hills Pet of the Week, I was pleasantly surprised, once again. There were no dogs in need of homes for the New Year. However, there are still a dozen, or so, cats that still haven’t gone home for the holidays.
Kindness abounds this time of year and you may have heard that some of that kindness came to the shelter in the form of a monetary donation from the Radiology department at Campbell County Health. The radiology team pooled their resources and “sponsored” the adoption of every animal they could, meaning that when individuals and families came in to adopt a new pet, their fees had already been paid. What a great gift!
As much kindness as our community doles out throughout the year, the need remains.
This week, it’s Diane that is in need of a loving home. As I walked in to the cat room at the shelter, I was greeted my cat calls of all sorts, from tiny mews to boisterous meowls (meow mixed with a yowl). However, in one kennel, a little grey cat seemed to be unphased by all the commotion. That was Diane.
It’s impossible to know for sure, since she came to the shelter as a stray in November, but shelter staff estimate Diane’s age at around a year. She’s shy and reserved, not even waking from her nap in an upturned box until I opened the door to the kennel. Even then, she was in no rush to escape her confines and leap into my arms.
With a little coaxing and a head rub, she let me pick her up and hold her.
I have a feeling this shy, quiet kitty would be forever grateful for anyone who takes her home and gives her a chance. Stop by the shelter and meet Diane today. Click here to download an application.
The City County Shelter is open Monday through Friday 1 to 5:30, and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The shelter will be closed New Years Day, Jan. 1, 2019.
Red Hills Veterinary Hospital, 2007 S. Douglas Hwy
Call (307) 696-2525 to schedule your pet’s appointment