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Wisdom From a Furry Friend: A forever home
2/19/2012

Wisdom From a Furry Friend
A forever home
By Devon the 1 1/2-year-old black and white cat

Hi. My name is Devon. I have been living at the Humane Society of Washington County since the end of December and I am really hoping to find a forever home. I am a young gentleman at 1 1/2 years old and so many people say how handsome I am with my black and white coat with white mittens that I am beginning to believe them.
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.
Remember, if you are 65 and older and are unable to adopt due to landlord fees associated with owning a pet, concerned about adoption fees and are a resident of Washington County, please call us about our Silver Lining for Seniors program. You may qualify for help
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. The Humane Society oversees programs to help people pay for spay and neutering surgeries. The programs run out of money quickly so you may have to check back to see if there are funds available. If you are a Washington County resident on financial assistance, you may qualify for our CATSNIP program. All Washington County residents qualify our SNAP program. Both of these programs assist with the cost of spaying or neutering your pet.
That makes me think of kitten season. 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.
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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