Pets of the Week - Dec. 4, 2008

Sophie is a gray and white domestic shorthair. She is approximately one and a half years old, and she has been spayed and fully vaccinated. Sophie was living as a stray in a local feral (wild) colony. A CCHS staffer was feeding and caring for this colony, including trapping and sterilizing them. When Sophie was trapped, the plan was to spay her and then to re-release her back into her colony, But Sophie quickly showed that she was not feral; someone had likely dumped her with the other cats who actually were feral. Realizing that Sophie had most likely been someone's pet, CCHS knew that she could not be returned to the colony. Sophie has now been sterilized and fully vaccinated, and is ready to be adopted. She is extremely sweet and good-natured, and she does well with other cats. She is also a "polydactyl" cat. This means that she has extra "toes", and it is believed by many that polydactyl cats bring good luck into the homes where they live! For more information, please call Robin at 770/478-7531. Visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see other animals available for adoption.

Jitterbug is an 8 year old Poodle. He has been neutered and all vaccinations are current. Jitterbug was rescued from Animal Control, where he had already been scheduled to be euthanized. Jitterbug received all of his necessary medical attention and was also professionally groomed. He was in good shape and gorgeous, and he was quickly adopted. The lady who adopted him was fully aware that Jitterbug was no "spring chicken" and that he had some cataracts, but still seemed to have fairly good eyesight. She assured CCHS that she really wanted Jitterbug and that she was fine with his age and his cataracts. Unfortunately for Jitterbug, the lady lost interest quite quickly and he was returned five days after his adoption. Jitterbug is an absolute angel; he has a wonderful personality and would do well in a quiet, adult home....with someone who is looking for a companion, but who won't insist on perfection. For more information, please call Clayton County Humane Society at 770/471-9436. Visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see other animals available for adoption.