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Pets of the Week - August 13, 2009

Killian is a 1and a half 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 a really, really sweet boy, and will make a great (and very affectionate) cat companion for someone who might be looking for a great big "lap cat". For more information, please call Robin at 770/478-7531. Visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see other animals available for adoption.

Taylor is a 2 and a half year old Oriental Shorthair. She has been spayed and fully vaccinated. Taylor was found at Animal Control, where she had been taken after being picked up as a "stray" on a busy highway. She was very thin and very dirty, indicating that she may have been "on her own" for awhile. Taylor was clearly very frightened and withdrawn, so she was taken to a foster home so that she could settle down and become more secure before going into the CCHS shelter. Taylor has a very sweet, affectionate side, but she can also turn very quickly and becomes extremely defensive. This leads us to believe that Taylor may have suffered some abusive treatment and she only knows to strike out when she believes that she is being threatened. Even though she remains a little "spooked" around strangers, she has managed to fall in love with her foster mom and has bonded very quickly. Taylor has plenty of potential to be a great pet, but it will need to be in a quiet, adult-only home; with people who understand that she may have some trust issues at first. We firmly believe that Taylor will settle down in the right setting. The shelter is no place for a cat like Taylor, so if you think you might be the right "fit" for such a special girl, please call Robin at 770/478-7531. Visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org to see other animals available for adoption.