Wisdom From a Furry Friend: Wookie! A Super Kitty with a Silly Name

Wisdom From a Furry Friend
Wookie! A Super Kitty with a Silly Name

Hi. My name is Wookie. I am a beautiful black and brown male tabby with gentle, amber colored eyes. I am about a year and a half old and I came to the Humane Society of Washington County in May. I am staying at PetCo, and looking for my new family. When they come in and meet me I know they will love me instantly and I am already altered so that means I can go home right away. I wish they would hurry because I could use some hugs and kisses.
I want to talk to you about pets and foreclosures. Economic times are difficult and some people are losing their homes to foreclosure. That means their pets are without homes, too. Here are some things to keep in mind if you get into that situation.
If you have to move to a new home take your pets with you. Never leave them behind when you vacate your house. That is called abandonment and /or neglect and that is cruel. It can take loan companies weeks or months to go to a home that has been foreclosed on and if your pets are left inside the house they will slowly starve to death. In many jurisdictions, that is abandonment and is considered illegal. That could add to the problems you already face
If you cannot take your pets, find them a new home. Ask family members, co-workers, and friends if they would be interested in providing home for your wonderful pet. You can also ask your veterinarian or a local kennel if they would be able to provide a reduced boarding rate.
You can also check on PetFinder.com to see if there is a local rescue organization that would take your pet and care for them while they look for another home for them. You can also take your pet to a shelter but you need to understand that an open admission shelter is required to take all animals that are brought to them. Most will attempt to find new adoptive homes for pets however there is no guarantee. If space becomes a problem then the shelter may be forced to make room. That may mean euthanizing some of the animals housed at the facility.
Keep in mind that moving to a new home is stressful and having an animal around is very therapeutic. By taking time to consider your pets you may be helping to reduce the stress you experience from this difficult time in your life. What better way to make the world right than by cuddling with your pet?
If you feel stress of any kind, I bet I could help you! I am waiting to meet you so come to PetCo and find out just how wonderful I am. I would love to cuddle with you, and I promise to love you unconditionally forever and ever.

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.