Wisdom From a Furry Friend: Kelly, a Very Special Cat

Wisdom From a Furry Friend
Kelly, a Very Special Cat

Hi. My name is Kelly. I came to the Humane Society of Washington County as a stray but I have been in foster care with a very nice lady who takes care of me. I am a cat but not just any cat. I am a very special cat, or that is what everyone tells me.
Somehow I lost the lower portion of my right rear leg. I don't know what happened. I don't remember. But I am all right. I am able to get around really well and I don't even pay attention to it anymore. And everyone tells me I am just as sweet and loveable as anyone could want a cat to be.
You know that taking care of any pet requires commitment and love. If that pet has special needs or is unusual in some way then sometimes it takes a very special person to make that pet a part of their family. In my case the fact that I am missing a part of my leg could make someone shy away from me because I am not perfect. But I am hoping that someone will look past that and will see that I am a beautiful gray and tan tabby who loves to cuddle, be silly and longs to be with my forever family.
Spring is here and the flowers are starting to grow. We all want to be outside but you need to be careful to make sure your cat is spayed or neutered before they go out this spring. Every spring lots of unwanted kittens are born to both young and older cats. That can be very bad because it is hard to find homes for so many kittens. People think we will survive if they set us loose in the field or woods but that isn't true. We can get hurt, like I did, or worse. We could get killed by another animal, by the bad weather or we could get hurt in the streets. We all want to be loved, not abandoned.

The Humane Society of Washington County. 301-733-2060.