DON'T MISS OUR CAT ADOPT-A-THON EVENT ON OCTOBER 11-12, 2008. CAT AND KITTEN ADOPTION FEES ARE REDUCED FROM NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 12TH!
When Elvis was found and brought to the shelter, it was clear that this 8 week old kitten had already faced some serious challenges. His face was bloody and his upper lip was torn, and t was obvious from the asphalt embedded in his wounds that Elvis had been thrown onto the pavement with some force. As he did not have other injuries consistent with being hit by a car, it is likely that he was thrown from a moving car, possibly deliberately. Elvis quickly showed himself to be an incredibly loving and friendly kitten, and showed remarkable patience while the wound was being cleaned up and the bits of asphalt removed! He was placed in a foster home while recovering from his wounds, and he has remained the same playful, loving, purring little boy we first met. He has recovered now, but does have a permanent scar from the damage. Important note regarding meeting kittens: If you stop at the shelter for a visit, we may or may not have adoptable kittens in our adoptable cat room. Our foster kittens are not housed in the shelter, and many are not quite ready to go home yet. We have resumed our practice of bringing 1-2 litters of foster kittens that are ready (or nearly ready) for a new home into the shelter for Saturday visits. If you want to know what kittens will be visiting on a particular day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org We are also more than happy to arrange special visits, either at the foster home or the shelter, with approved applicants deciding whether a particular kitten is right for them. Please visit www.lakelandanimalshelter.org/spotties.html for our online adoption application.
To see larger photos, to see photos of even more of our >150 cats, or to fill out our adoption application online, please visit our website at www.lakelandanimalshelter.org. Please note that it is our shelter's policy to spay or neuter all dogs and cats before placing into an adoptive home unless there is a documented medical reason the surgery cannot be performed. If a posted cat is listed as spayed/neutered, the surgery has been performed or will be performed before the animal is placed in its new home.