Friday, July 9, 2010
Adoption Spotlight: Cassidy
Butch Cassidy was an infamous Wild West bank and train robber. Cassidy is a beautiful tabby cat - the only thing he will steal is your heart. He loves people and has a sweet spot for ear rubs. Any love that gives Cassidy a reason to purr is good enough for him - and he loves to purr! Cassidy has bright, alert green eyes that stare at everything - searching for the next heart to steal.
Cassidy is living with 20 other cats right now. He's really looking to move out and find his "Fur"-ever home. Is that home with you and your family?
Cassidy is litter trained and neutered. All pets adopted from the Athens County Humane Society are tested for feline leukemia (FeLV) and treated for internal and external parasites before adoption - a worm and flea free cat. First vaccinations are given upon adoption.
The first step to take in adopting Cassidy is to fill out an adoption application and return it to the Athens County Humane Society. The document can be downloaded directly here. Return the completed application to email@example.com
Not sure if Cassidy is the cat for you? Take a look at one of our other adoptable pets - dogs, cats, kittens and puppies, each one looking for a home and a heart big enough to welcome them.
Make sure you're absolutely certain you can handle the responsibility of a pet - a pet is a commitment for the duration of that animal's life (typically between 8 and 20 years for a cat or dog!) A pet takes time, money, and resources. Quality time, exercise, food, water and proper veterinary care are all basic necessities that every animal needs and deserves. Emergency care, major life changes (marriage, moving, job changes, kids), natural disasters and more are things that you'll need to plan for - remember to include your pets in those plans!
You must be 21 years of age or older to adopt a pet from the Athens County Humane Society. There is a required donation for the adoption of animals from the ACHS that varies based on the pet's species and age. Some people balk at the price, but consider that these animals have been spayed, vaccinated and treated for parasites before adoption - basic veterinary care like that costs an average of $181 for cats in Athens, Ohio. Our cats are loved, lovable and a great bargain - a "free to a good home" cat requires the same care and money, perhaps more.
Remember to be patient when trying to adopt from the ACHS - we're an all volunteer organization with no paid employees. Someone will call you as soon as possible!