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Needs a good home

November 1, 2012
The Daily News


Since the grand opening for the Almost Home Animal Shelter, people have opened up their hearts and gave so generously of food,litter and other much needed items.

The shelter appreciates this very much.

But the shelter also needs your help in another way.

They are in need of volunteers that gentle, kind and caring to help care for the animals they have in the shelter.

But most important right now is the need for these animals to get into their forever home.

The shelter has been taking in many strays and kittens. Last count was over 85 kittens of varying ages. That is a lot of kittens to place in loving homes so they do not end up in the shelter again. There are "sponsored" cats in the shelter also, which means some kind person has paid part of the adoption fee for you to help this cat get a home.

It is very costly to spay/neuter these animals for adoption.

I am proud to say I volunteer for this shelter. They have come along way from Shelter Drive.

They are willing to work with you, but they feel it is in the best interest of the cat to give it enough time to adjust to your home.

They may hiss at your own cat, but this is very new to them, so give them a chance.

Cats are very intelligent, if you take the time to understand them.

They are easy to care for and don't require several walks a day. Just fresh water, good healthy food, a clean litter box, and a lot of love.

Two cats make your pet much more friendly. Can you find it in your heart to adopt a cat or possibly two if they are kittens, as they will adjust much better, when kittens are together.

Bear in mind, it is not only people that get depression. Cats do also.

Allow me to share with you, my experience with Gypsy, a female Tortoiseshell one year old spayed cat, that yes I think may be a sponsored cat.

She was in the shelter, I am not sure exactly how long, but she was depressed.

She laid in her cage and slept most of the day not wanting to come out at all. She was not eating or drinking as she should,and had lost a lot of weight.

She came to me for approximately five weeks or so.

She was separated from my cats of course, but I spent as much time as I could with her. Talking to her, petting her and telling her what a beautiful cat she was.

She would come running to meet me when I came downstairs.

She has the most beautiful markings, her left leg is mostly black, while her right leg is mostly light brown. She is back at the shelter again.

She desperately needs a good home and you will find you have an awesome cat to love and care for.

Do you think you could love her? Adopt her? Maybe one like her?

They all have their own stories, take time to listen, and see if you can help. They deserve more than this.

And the shelter will love you for it.

Jeanne Gardipee




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