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Pets of the Week - April 16, 2009

Pearl is a 4 year old Oriental Shorthair. Pearl has been spayed and all vaccinations are current. Pearl found herself at Animal Control, with an injured leg and hip. These injuries almost guaranteed that Pearl would be considered "unadoptable" and then gassed. When CCHS learned about this special girl, she was quickly moved to the CCHS shelter. Pearl soon made it clear that she did not care for other cats, so she was moved to a foster home. Shortly after coming to her foster home, Pearl showed signs of being lonely; so several cats were tried with Pearl, and she finally found one gorgeous male who she seemed to like and accept. Pearl's "roommate" is named "Killian" and the two cats do very well together. Pearl is extremely loving and affectionate with people, and she plays like a kitten. She's mischievous and inquisitive......she is just an absolute joy. Pearl has completely healed from the leg and hip injuries, and no one would ever notice that anything had been wrong with her. CCHS would like to adopt Pearl and Killian together (Killian is also featured here as a "pet of the week"), however, this won't be a requirement under the proper circumstances. For more information, please call Robin at 770/478-7531. Visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see other animals available for adoption.

Killian is a 1 year old orange tabby domestic shorthair. He has been neutered and all vaccinations are current. Killian wandered onto CCHS property, where he was captured and brought inside. Killian was being held at first, so that his "family" (if there was one) could possibly find him and reclaim him. Sure enough, someone came in and claimed Killian. Once CCHS staff could establish that this was really Killian's "mom", we offered to help her sterilize and vaccinate the cat, IF she would just promise to make Killian an "inside only" cat. She agreed, and all the vet work was done, and Killian was returned to her. Less than 2 weeks later, Killian was wandering around the CCHS parking lot AGAIN. Killian was rescued once again, and CCHS staff waited for the return of his "mom". Knowing that Killian was coming from some nearby apartments, it was assumed that "mom" would turn up quickly. CCHS was already planning to ask her to surrender the cat to us, but the irresponsible "caretaker" never returned to get the poor cat that she clearly cared nothing about. Killian is now living in a foster home, with his best friend Pearl (also seen here). The cats are strongly bonded and CCHS would like to see them adopted to the same home. Under the proper circumstances, CCHS would consider splitting the two cats up, but this would be considered on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please call Robin at 770/478-7531. Visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see other animals available for adoption.