Wisdom From a Furry Friend: Amelia with the Sage Colored Eyes

Wisdom From a Furry Friend
Amelia with the Sage Colored Eyes

Hi. My name is Amelia and I am a cat that came to the Humane Society of Washington County as a stray. I am a shorthaired gray and black calico female cat with beautiful pale green eyes. And I am very nice young lady. That is what every one tells me! And you know what? I am a celebrity. That's right! I was on the television on WHAG TV channel 25's Pet of the Week segment on February 11 with Ian Hall and Lynn Ashminov. If you would like to see me on TV you can visit the Humane Society of Washington County's website at www.hswcmd.org and click on the Pet of the Week icon. If you would like to see me in person, I am currently staying at PetCo on Cole Road in Hagerstown, so you can come by and see me whenever the store is open.
Having once been a stray cat I want to tell you that it is no fun to be without a home. I remember having to constantly look for food and watch out for dangers. I am very worried that more and more of my fellow cats will be in that same situation very soon as spring heads our way. You see, in the spring litters of kittens are born to female cats that are not spayed. Female cats can have kittens when they are as young as four months old and then they can have kittens shortly after that litter is born. And then her kittens can have kittens at four months. Well, just imagine how many kittens that could make in a very short time! That is why it is important to spay female cats and neuter male cats before the reproduce.
If you can imagine how difficult it is for an adult cat to live outside just imagine how difficult it is for a kitten. All the risks adults face, such as the harsh weather, predators and due to a lack of food, are even greater for kittens because they don't know how to take care of themselves. If kittens are brought to the shelter the folks there will try very hard to find homes for them but with so many litters coming in all the time it is very difficult to find homes for them all. So won't you do the right thing and help reduce the number of unwanted litters of kittens by spaying and neutering your cats now?
And remember to spay and neuter your dogs, too. They don't have as many litters as cats but it can be difficult to find homes for unwanted dogs. So do the right thing and spay and neuter today!
And remember to come see me, Amelia, at PetCo. I am waiting for you to come take me home so I can sit in your lap and purrrrrrrr. See you soon!

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.