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Garfield the cat

Garfield the cat

Hi. My name is Garfield. I have been living at the Humane Society of Washington County since the beginning of the year and I am really hoping to find a family to take me home and love me. I am a young gentleman at 3 1/2 years old and so many people say how beautiful I am with my orange and wheaten colored coat that I am beginning to believe them. I am a pretty good sized young man which means there is more of me to cuddle and love.
I am here because someone couldn't take care of me any longer. That is the problem when someone adopts an animal and doesn't consider everything that goes along with owning a pet. We are not high maintenance but we do need food, medical care, attention and love. I guess sometimes people don't have enough love to go around so we get pushed to the back of their minds. I wish people would remember that pets are for life.
You know, with so many unwanted pets in the world it would seem the best thing to do is stop the overpopulation by spaying and neutering. That means that pets cannot breed any longer, which is good. That way there wouldn't be litters of unwanted puppies and kittens.
That makes me think of kitten season. Yes, it is almost time for kitten season to start again. That means that unaltered animals will start producing babies that aren't planned for by their owners. If people would spay their female cats and neuter their male cats then we wouldn't have lots of unwanted litters of kittens in the spring. It is very difficult to find homes for so many unwanted kittens when they all come in to the shelter around the same time. And it is THAT time again.
So if you have cats that have not been spayed or neutered please have them altered right away, before they make more babies than you or the shelter can find homes for. The Humane Society oversees programs to help people pay for spay and neutering surgeries. They run out of money a lot so you may have to check back to see if there are funds available. But it is worth it when you consider you are helping to prevent unwanted litters.
If you are interested in learning more about our spay and neuter programs please call the Humane Society at 301 733 2060. Ask for Kelly and she will help you.
Well, I better get back to napping. I won't mind if you come wake me up, though. In fact, I hope you will. I really want to meet you and maybe become your newest family member. See you soon and remember, pets are for life.

The Humane Society of Washington County is located at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown www.hswcmd.org. Ph: 301-733-2060. Fax: 301-733-0248.

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