PawPrints Magazine December 2022

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Priceless December 2022 Adopt ♥ Rescue ♥ Donate ♥ Foster ♥ Volunteer TM Expanding Families One Pet at a Time

This will be our very first Christmas...but we just need homes to celebrate it in! We are purry, social and friendly darlings who never know a stranger and simply melt in your arms when held! That’s me on the far left, Scout, and I’m a girl. In the middle is Bosco, a boy, and on the far right is Frankie, another boy. We three siblings can be adopted separately, as a pair, or as a trio. At 7-months-old, we kittens have well-adjusted personalities and a laid-back approach to life. You say you want us to put on Christmas clothing and pose in front of a camera? Sure, no problem! In fact, the photography crew fell so in love with us they would have taken us home if they didn’t already have full houses. So this is where you come in, folks: great companion cats like us shouldn’t be in a shelterwe were born to love and be loved!

We are all spayed/neutered, vaccinated, litterboxtrained and in excellent health. Please visit us at Pender County Humane Society. They are open to the public every day and you can call 910-259-7022 for daily hours. You can also go ahead and apply for our adoption online at www.penderhumane.org.

We give lots of chin rubs and kitten kisses to Michael Cline Photography for giving us this chance to find forever families. Merry Christmas to us all!

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With just one look at my precious face, you’ll see the sweetness in my eyes!

My name is Humphrey and I’m a 9-year-old Australian Shepherd mix who is searching for my forever home. I’m a humble man, but sometimes humble men need to be bragged about so here’s what you should know about me… I know the commands sit and down; I am friendly with both dogs, cats and people; I love to play with my stuffies; and I walk well on a leash! I am a very smart and curious 73 pound boy and after a long day of fun we can cuddle on the couch, and I’ll give you lots of big sloppy kisses. Does all that sound great to you? Then head on over to Paws Place so we can meet, and I can wow you with my personality! The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 2pm and no appointment is necessary. You can also call 910-845-7297 or email info@pawsplace.org for more info.

I am sponsored in honor of all the people who lovingly care for the dogs at Paws Place.

I’m a beautiful, short-haired black kitty looking for a forever home. My ID number is 51395852 and I’d love nothing more than sharing life with you. Please call Onslow County Animal Services at 910-937-1164 or email animalservices@onslowcountync.gov and set an appointment to come visit me. Sponsored in loving memory of Roxy.

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PawPrints Magazine is published on a monthly basis by Zappareta Publications, Inc. All nonprofit organizations and individuals who are not in the business of breeding and/or selling animals are welcome to participate in the magazine. PawPrints Magazine cannot guarantee the health or temperament of any animal offered for adoption through this publication. We try to keep information as current and accurate as possible; however, we cannot guarantee the availability of a specific animal. Prospective pet parents must contact the shelter directly to make certain a particular pet is still available or to inquire about the adoption process.

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8-9 11 13 14-15 17 19 21 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 Animal Shelters & Organizations: Adoption Options........... Pender County Humane Society....................................... Paws Place........................................................................ New Hanover Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit..... Cat Tails............................................................................. Thundering Paws Pet Adoption Adopt-An-ANGEL........ Feline Urgent Rescue and Rehab..................................... Rescue Animals Community Effort.................................... All 4 Cats.......................................................................... Cat Adoption Team........................................................... Pender County Animal Shelter............……....……..…….. Roseys Rescue................................................................. New Hanover Humane Society......................................... Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue……………………... Please Recycle In This Issue Features: Adoption Celebration..........................................................................46 News & Happenings........................................................................43 OCPAW Spay/Neuter Vouchers..........................................................22 Heidi’s Hope for Homeless Animals Pet Food Bank........................24 Paws Place Presents: Beatles Tribute Band Fundraising Concert….20 Fix a Friend Spay/Neuter Clinic………...…………………………….30 December 2022 www.facebook.com/PawPrintsMagazine 7 33 34 27 13 18 22

Adoption Options

COMPANION PARROTS RE-HOMED

We are Cannoli and Brioche, a 4-year-old pair of Lovebirds looking for our forever home in the Wilmington area. We are bonded brothers and have been together all our lives. We used to live with our parents and other siblings but our elderly caregivers had to find us a new home. We are having a great time in a foster home! We are fully flighted and enjoy bird watching, cute chirps and toys to destroy. Did you know Lovebirds are one of the smallest species of parrots? Good things come in small packages! For adoption or fostering info, email sherrie@companionparrots.org, call 910-465-2046 or visit companionparrots.org. ♥

OPERATION TOPCAT

My name is Zoey and I’m a sweet 1½-year-old girl who loves being rubbed and sitting next to you. I can be a little shy at first and may take some time to warm up in new surroundings. I eat dry food and prefer Lickable or Delectables bisque wet food instead of regular canned wet food. These are a great daily treat for me and will definitely earn you bonus points towards capturing my heart. I would do best in a quieter home with older kids and an older calm cat or dog. I will be a wonderfully sweet friend if you can give me a little time to get comfortable in your home. To learn more about me, please email otopcatnc@aol.com or call 910-200-0612. ♥

CAROLINA ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY

My name is Oz and I love cuddling and spending time with my foster family. I would love spending time with my forever family even more. I had a bit of a rough beginning as I was a stray cat on the streets. I am FIV positive and I need a home that will be able to dedicate time and resources to understand and manage my condition and give me a chance at the great life I so deserve! I am neutered and current on all shots. To adopt, call 910-455-9682, email capsrescue@yahoo.com or visit www.capsrescue.com. ♥

FRESH START RESCUE

My name is Caiman and I’m almost 6-years-old. I have neurological issues. I’ve been checked by the vet, and I’ve tried some treatments but nothing has changed. I have trouble catching my food or even eating off tongs but I manage to get food in with some patience. I also turn in circles a lot. There is nothing else medically they can do for me, so I’m just going to need some extra attention from my new family. To adopt me or see other reptiles up for adoption, please email freshstartrescueinc@gmail.com, call 910-470-6299 or visit www.freshstartrescueinc.org. ♥

RESCUECONNECT

My name is Texas and I am a chunky low-rider! I am a really smart girl and even though I’m 7-years-old, I still have a lot of energy. I am super sweet and do get along with most dogs. I’m looking for a home without cats, chickens or young children. I know sit, stay and wait, and I’m house-trained. I love going on walks and I love to give kisses! A home with a fenced yard where I can run and play would be ideal for me. I have my bags packed and I am waiting and ready for my forever family! Call 910-352-5150 or 910-302-7290 or visit www.rescueconnectnc.com for info or to adopt. ♥

Hi, we are Maverick (Tabby) and Goose (black) and we are the best buddies you see cuddling together! We are around 13-weeks-old and love to snuggle and play. We are fully vetted and are looking for our forever homes. Aren't you ready for some kitten love? We also have an adorable sister, Gabby (who looks exactly like Goose) and she has her bags packed and is ready for a forever home, too! She likes to talk to humans and snuggle. If you are interested in fostering or adopting, contact us today. Call 910-352-5150 or 910-302-7290 or visit www.rescueconnectnc.com for info or to adopt. ♥

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We are all from different Animal Rescues. Please read our stories!

COLUMBUS HUMANE SOCIETY

Hello, I’m Hannah, a friendly and loving 8-year-old Black Lab mix who is on the smaller size at 40 pounds. My owner has passed away, which leaves me living with her wheelchair bound, elderly sister, and she just can’t give me the attention I need. I’m a sweet girl who loves going for walks. I also enjoy sleeping in bed with my human, or on a doggie bed or sofa. I’m already spayed and vaccinated, and just need someone with a fenced yard, a cat-free home, and space in their heart for me. Please call Julie at 910-770-0442 or email jbarden53@icloud.com and let’s meet soon! ♥

HAMILTON’S HEALING HEARTS

My name is Hazel and I'm a small Pit Bull mix who weighs 35 pounds. I’m a real sweetheart on the hunt for a good home. I do well with bigger dogs and I’m fine with felines. I was at a rural shelter with not much time to spare when Hamilton’s Healing Hearts took me in. I am around 8-years of age and have no teeth but that doesn’t stop me from loving toys, rawhides and kibble. I’m ready to celebrate all future holidays with you. I’ve been spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. For info on adopting me, please call 910-271-5170 or email hamiltonshealinghearts@gmail.com! ♥

My name is Toby and I’m a senior Miniature Poodle who is close to 9-years of age. I was out of time at a municipal shelter when Hamilton’s Healing Hearts stepped in to rescue me. I love other dogs and cats and I love to be brushed. I think naps in your lap are just the best thing ever! I am starting to get cataracts but that does not stop me one bit. If you’ve never rescued a senior, you don’t know what you’re missing! I’m the sweetest guy. I’ve been neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. To adopt, call 910-271-5170 or email hamiltonshealinghearts@gmail.com! ♥

Adoption Options

A SHELTER FRIEND

My name is Nikki and it’s hard to tell which is more striking, my ocean-blue eyes or my red merle coat. My unusual markings make me one-of-akind, but there’s much more to me than my looks! At less than 1-year-old, I am a happy-go-lucky girl and my oh my, do I love attention! Are you ready to have loads of fun together? I have the energy and desire to do anything you ask of me. I likely have Cattle Dog and Hound in my ancestry. I love all people and other dogs, too. Of course, I have already been spayed and vaccinated. Please call or text Krista at 910-512-6293 to learn more about me and how we can meet! ♥

COASTAL ANIMAL RESCUE EFFORT (CARE)

I’m a beautiful pup named Ariel! I came in with a traumatic injury that has left me with permanent coordination and balance challenges. I may fall down a little more or have a few more problems getting up, but this does not stop me as I will play and run with my gang of puppy friends. While I try hard to be a good girl, my condition can result in an accident here and there but a good routine and lots of yard space could be a big help. I’m in need of a loving home with a yard and hopefully other dogs or kids to play with! For information, please call 910-256-2624 or email carewilmington@yahoo.com. ♥

ONSLOW COUNTY PARTNERS ANIMAL WELFARE

My name is Archie and I’m a 5-year-old, fully vetted 60 pound, Red Heeler mix who is currently living in Sneads Ferry. I’m looking for a new home through no fault of my own. The family dynamics changed so I’m looking for a home with a family who will be able to spend more time with me. I know commands, I love to go on walks, I am crate-trained and I’m vaccinated and neutered. Please fill out an application on our website at www.oc-paw.com or call us at 484-883-3552. If you're looking for a buddy, I’m your man. ♥

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Hello! My name is Dwayne. I’m a little shy but I enjoy being held and loved. I was rescued when my teenage mom was trapped along with my siblings. We were all cared for by an elderly woman who did her best to see that we were never hungry, but there were too many of us so food was sometimes hard to come by. I am 6-months-old, neutered, vaccinated, litterbox-trained and negative for FIV and Feline Leukemia. I like other cats. Won’t you give me a loving, indoor-only home? I’d love to be yours. To meet me or to ask questions, call my friends at 910-262-8890.

I am sponsored by Sharon Harmon and Barb Blandine. Thank you!

If you’re on the search for a sweet and loving dog who will bring happiness each and every day, I’m your guy! The staff say I am such an affectionate boy who enjoys all the attention I receive, as well as all the head

scratches! At 5-years of age, I’m a Great Dane mix, already neutered, and my ID number is A456078. I’m a very happy fellow and I lean into you when I’m ready to be petted. Do yourself a big favor and come out and meet me! I’m at New Hanover Sheriff's Office Animal Services Unit in Wilmington. Adoption hours are Monday through Friday from 11am to 3:30pm and on Saturday from 8am to 11:30am. For more information, call 910-798-7500.

I am sponsored by Christy Lee. Thank you!

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►Please look into my eyes and fall in love!

My name is Jasper and I’m a 7-month-old Tabby kitten boy who is ready to be part of a loving family, so all I need you to do is drive over here and meet me!

I have a sweet and gentle personality and I’m already neutered, vaccinated and trained in the litterbox. Visit me today and let’s spend some time together! ♥

We are in DESPERATE NEED of PAID KENNEL WORKERS! Please submit an application at www.penderhumane.org or come to the shelter, 1407 NC Highway 53W, Burgaw, NC, to fill out an application.

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and we’ve been at the shelter since May 2021! I’m Misty, the black beauty, and Maggie is a lovely Tabby girl. We have grown up together and would love to be adopted as a pair, but we can also be adopted separately. At a young 1½-years-old, we’re very playful and enjoy all kinds of toys, especially that hard-to-catch laser light!

Maggie is a little shyer than me but she warms up quickly. We are even OK with dogs and will be very curious and comfortable once we know we’re safe. We’re spayed, vaccinated, litterbox-trained, microchipped and in great health. Could you be our happily-ever-after? ♥ Misty

▲Hi there, PawPrints readers, my name is Dusty! I’m a 2-year-old Weimaraner mix boy. I’m very sweet and a total people pleaser. I listen to commands, I walk well on a leash, I’m very playful and also house-trained! I’m up to date on my shots, microchipped, heartworm negative and neutered. I’d love a home without other fur siblings (cat or dog) so that I can get all the belly rubs. The shelter is open to the public every day, so if you’re interested in meeting me, come on over or give the shelter a call today! ♥

▲If you’ve been looking for a loving and friendly cat duo to adopt, you’re in luck! We are Pocky and Hibiscus, a couple of sweethearts in need of a new home. We were surrendered to the shelter due to family allergies, which is a real shame because we’re such great familiy cats! I’m Hibiscus, the orange and white Tabby girl, and Pockey is a black and white boy. We are 2-years-old, spayed and neutered, vaccinated, litterbox-trained and ready to go! ♥

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Merry Christmas from the Feral Felines!

Friends of Felines wants to thank you for your support throughout the year. Our fight to keep feral cats and kittens off our streets is never ending. Our dedicated volunteers and caregivers work day and night to feed, trap and care for these homeless animals. We can't do it without your support. This year funds are extremely low - please consider us in your Christmas tradition of giving. We rely on you to continue our mission. Each cat we fix costs us $40. Please find it in your hearts to make a tax-deductible donation to help these abandoned and orphaned cats live healthy and happier lives. All donations are tax deductible. We are all-volunteer with no paid staff and all money goes directly to the cats.

PLEASE HELP THE CATS.

Every penny collected helps feral cats of New Hanover County. Please mail your donation to: Friends of Felines, P.O. Box 475, Castle Hayne, NC 28429 Or send it through PayPal on our website at: www.friendsofelines.org

Be Their Hope.

Please email friendsofelines@aol.com for more information.

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◄Morty here! I’m a handsome 6-year-old, 50 pound stud who loves to play all day and snuggle the night away! I’m active and love a good adventure. I walk well on a leash, I know ‘sit’ and ‘shake’, and did I mention my favorite pasttime is cuddles? I'd prefer to be the only doggo in the home getting your affection, too. I currently have those icky things called heartworms, but don't worry, I have started my treatments, so I'm ready to blow this popsicle stand and yep, you guessed it, CUDDLE! ♥

◄I’m Beau and I’m the cutest 4-year-old Hound boy you’ll ever see! I am learning how to maneuver this world as a ‘Tripawd’, (dog with three legs), but believe me, that does not slow me down one bit! At 42 pounds, I just love getting attention from humans and my wish is to be your best friend and go on lots of adventures! I am currently undergoing heartworm treatments, but I promise to always be by your side. If you’d like to be my best bud, then come on over and meet me! I’ll be waiting for you with lots of love and wags. ♥

◄I’m Meadow , and I’m only interested in checking out one thing about you: the size of your heart! Yep, that’s right, because I am a lover and I want someone with a huge heart like me. I am a sweet, 6-year-old elegant girl whose favorite activities consist of giving kisses, cuddling, being a lap dog, and getting lots and lots of lovings. At 54-pounds, I’m a very smart young lady. I know ‘sit’, I walk well on a leash, I am very curious about everything the humans are doing, and I love to go on adventures, too. So, if there’s room in your home for me, then your heart is just the size I’ve been searching for. ♥

◄I’m Zuri, a beautiful 4-year-old, 63 pound Shepherd mix girl who is seeking a forever home where I can be the queen of the sofa! I am a free spirit who loves people, and my favorite hobby is giving kisses and letting you know how much I appreciate you. I’m heartworm positive, but I’ll be going through treatment soon, and I won’t let that stop me from finding my forever home. So, if you’re like me and enjoy adventures and cuddles, let’s meet at the shelter today! ♥

►Hi there! I’m Brie and like the cheese I’m stinking…STINKING CUTE! I don’t want to brag, but I am an extraordinary dog looking for a great human who likes to travel, go to parks, hike mountains, splash at the beaches, and anywhere else we can sniff out adventures! If you can’t tell, I am quite the busy bee. At about 5-years-old and a lean 60 pounds, I’m super-friendly and ready to play all day with my forever family. I am quite the eye-catching beauty and hope my forever family sees all my potential. ♥

◄Hello there! The name is Chase and I’m a lap dog, all 69 scrumptious pounds of me. I’m only 1½-years-old, but I know some basic commands (‘sit’ and ‘down’), and I listen to my humans becase when I do I get treats! I walk well on a leash, I’d love to learn more commands and I promise to show my appreciation by giving you big sloppy kisses. Did I mention I love every single person I meet and am dog friendly, too? I’m also affectionate, loyal and oh-so-loveable. I’m the best of both worlds: an adventure seeker and a snuggle bug. ♥

December 2022 www.facebook.com/PawPrintsMagazine 13 Paws Place 242 George II Hwy, Winnabow, NC 28479 www.pawsplace.org Send inquiries for adoption to info@pawsplace.org or call 910-845-7297.

◄I’m a gorgeous Great Pyrenees boy named Hank (A451365) and I’m looking for a loving home after being brought to the shelter. I’ve been a really sweet fellow to all of the staff members and I’ve also been fine with all the dogs they’ve tried me with. If you have experience with my breed, that is a plus! Won’t you hop in the car and come visit me today, please? ♥

►Looking for a true beauty with a loveable and sweet personality? Well, I’m the girl for you! At just 2-years-old, I’m a Great Dane mix who has no idea how tall I am. I’ve been great with every single staff member and I love to lean against them with affection when they pet me. I’m spayed and very ready to go. Oh, my ID number is A454580, but I’d love you to give me a new name! ♥

◄I’m a fun and silly girl who loves every single toy they have here at the shelter! When you visit me, you’ll see me prancing around the yard with one in my mouth, no doubt! I’m a 1-year-old Pit mix girl and my ID number is A457553. I came to the shelter as a thin stray, but I’m gaining weight and looking so pretty! I am food motivated and already spayed. Hurry over and let’s see if we’re a match! ♥

◄Hey there, it’s me, Deuce (A457337)!

I’m an 8-month-old Shepherd mix boy who is already neutered and ready to enjoy life with you! I can be a bit shy at first, but I warm up quickly and doggie treats are always a great motivator to becoming fast friends! If you’d like me to be your dog’s pal, bring him or her out to visit! ♥

◄I’m a precious baby boy kitten who is the center of attention and into everything. I love all types of toys, especially little mice kitten toys. I came into the shelter with my sister and she was just adopted. It’s my turn now! I’m just 3½-monthsold and my ID number is A457116. Let’s go to your house and have lots of fun! ♥

◄Happygo-lucky and full of joy, that’s me! I don’t yet have a name, but my ID number is A456894. The staff would like you to know that I am a sweet Pit mix boy and I’ve been so friendly to all of them. I’m food motivated, but frankly I’d rather get attention and belly rubs! I do like to play, and you can quite often catch me carrying a stuffed toy in my mouth while exercising in the play yard. If you have another dog at home, bring him or her out to meet me - we could be best buds! ♥

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◄The name is Roscoe (A437748) and I’m pleased to meet you! I’m a blue and silver Lab mix boy, just 2-years of age. The staff say I am truly one very fantastic dog when I’m around people. I’m food motivated and generally just an allaround fun and goofy boy. If you have a dog at home who needs a playmate, bring him or her out to the shelter for a meet and greet with me! I would love to meet you, too, so I hope you’ll hurry over. ♥

►There are so many good things to say about me, I hope I can fit it all here!

I’m Annabelle (A418591), a 3-year-old spayed Lab mix girl. I have a laid-back and easy-going personality and I’ve been playful with the other dogs that the staff has introduced me to. I crave being with people, I’m easy with my mouth when taking treats, and I’m so sweet to everyone! Oh yes, I’m also vaccinated, microchipped and on flea prevention. Please come meet me today! ♥

◄The staff dressed me up as a pumpkin for Halloween, so just think what an adorable elf I’ll be for Christmas! At 3-years-old, I’m a Shepherd mix girl who has patiently been waiting for my new family since mid-August. I’m loving and playful and I just adore being petted. I’ll come right up to you for some hugs. My ID number is A453197, but I can’t wait to hear you calling me by a new name. Please ask for me when you get here, I’ll be waiting! ♥

◄▼Oh boy, if you’re looking for a fun, silly and goofy young pup to enjoy life with, hurry on over to the shelter and adopt me! I’m a 1-year-old Boxer mix boy and I love to play with toys, I love to splash in the water, and I love to get cuddles from humans! My shelter friends are so impressed that I learned how to sit on command right before they put down my food bowl. Pretty smart, right? It’s a mystery why a fantastic boy like me has been at the shelter since early September, but I’m sure I’ll be part of a loving family soon! My ID number is A452885, but I bet you’ll think of a great new name for me after I’m adopted! If you have another dog at home, bring him or her to the shelter so that we can meet. ♥

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▼We sweet siblings were surrendered to the shelter after our owner sadly passed away. Since meeting us, the shelter staff say we have been “awesome” and “absolutely amazing.” I’m Lady (A455926), an 8-year-old girl. Nemo (A455928), also 8-years-old, is my brother. We are Plott Hounds. Nemo is more outgoing than me and will come right up to you to give you his love. I am a little shyer at first, but when I warm up I quickly show you that I’m a sweetheart, too. We are a bonded pair and would love to be adopted to the same person or family. Our friends say that our adopter will be so lucky to be bringing us home. ♥

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win the “Cutest Sploot” award!

Hi everyone, my name is Denver! I’m an adorable gray and black Tabby boy, just 12-weeksold. I am one of six littermates who were rescued together with our mama from an overcrowded county shelter. I’m a happy kitten who gets along with kids, other cats, and dogs. I always enjoy playing with my buddy, Dallas. He is pictured on page 33. We’d love to be adopted together so hurry on over and be captivated by our kitten cuteness! I am neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained, too. To meet me, please call or text Cat Adoption Team at 910-599-2755. You can also send an email to catnc@earthlink.net, or message them on Facebook @CatAdoptionTeamNC.

I am sponsored by ECM Corporation. Thank you!

Hi there, my name is Pit (A443449) and I’m a handsome Hound mix boy, just 1½-yearsold. They tell me I’ve been pretty quiet for a Hound while at the shelter, but I do have that Hound nose so I’ve been enjoying exploring the fenced-in play area and finding good scents. Like all young pups, I would benefit from some basic training but that should be easy because I’m food motivated! If you have another dog at home, please bring him or her out to meet me. I’m at New Hanover Sheriff's Office Animal Services Unit and adoption hours are Monday through Friday from 11am to 3:30pm and on Saturday from 8am to 11:30am. For more information, please call 910-798-7500.

I am sponsored by Adam’s Folly Pet Boarding, Bolivia, NC. Thank you!

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▲I’m a pretty 8-month-old Tortie. So how did I get a name like Bucket? Well, I arrived at Cat Tails in a big bucket with a flattened beer case taped over the top to keep me from getting out! With a start like that, who can blame me if I’m a little shy? But once I get to know you, I’m playful and get along with everyone. ♥

►My name is Flounder! Two girls found me and named me after a character in The Little Mermaid. It may be a funny name but at least they didn’t choose Grimsby or Flotsam!

I am a 4-month-old Tabby with a very dramatic marbled pattern on my sides. I’m very playful and I love people. For Christmas, I would like to be in a forever home with people who would play with me and love me back. ♥

▲►Hello, I’m Macho, a 4-month-old Tabby and white kitten. I have interesting markings on my face, don’t you think?

The white kitten with calico markings (on the right) is my sister, Moxie and the buff and white kitten (below her) is my brother Magic. We are all friendly and would make wonderful members of any family. We don’t need to be adopted together, but we wouldn’t mind it either! ♥

◄I love to climb! Most of the time you see me I’m scurrying up the side of my cage or any other surface I can get my claws into - just like a little spider. That’s how I got my name, Spider! I’m a 4-month-old, white and black kitten and everyone says I’m really cute. I hope I’ll be adopted by someone who likes to make stuff for me to climb! ♥

▲We aren’t a wrestling tag team and we aren’t two members of a big Irish family! We are two pretty 6-month-old kittens. I’m O’Brian, the Tabby and white kitten on the left. My brother, O’Leary, is the Tabby with no white on the right. We lived in a home until our owner surrendered us to Cat Tails and we’d like to have a home again! How about yours? ♥

◄My name is Hepburn. I was named after the actress, Katherine Hepburn, because we’re both beautiful! Also, she was known to be headstrong, spirited and independent and, well, I’m a Calico. I’m 16-months-old and I love attention from people. I think I would be good in most families, including yours! ♥

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Hi, my name is Riley and I’m a 5-month-old pocket Pit Bull. I am on the small side and I won't be a big dog. I don't want to sound like I am bragging but I’m the smartest boy. I already know how to walk on a leash and I come to you when you call me. I know how to "sit" and I only go potty outside. I learned how to use the doggy door on my first try. If you like quiet puppies, then I am your guy. I sleep all night in my crate or with my foster mom in her bed with the other dogs. I love playing with all the dogs here. We have so much fun running and playing together. I will let you know when I have to go potty and I love all toys but I don't rip them up like the other dogs. Cuddling on your lap or on the couch while you watch TV or riding in the car are my favorite. I don't get into anything I am not supposed to, I went to the vet and got neutered, microchipped and vaccinated so I am all ready to go! I like to be around my people and dog friends. You should come and meet me at Pet Supplies Plus in Porters Neck on Saturdays 11am to 3pm. Email Roseys Rescue at roseysweezers7@aol.com or call/text at 910-547-0998.

I am sponsored by Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach and in loving memory of Bess and beach dogs everywhere.

Hi, I’m Alvi (pictured on the left) and I’m the smallest of my litter, but I have the biggest heart. This is my sister, Niki, and she’s fast, playful and super friendly. I watch my siblings then follow their lead. I’m a little shy at first but my loud purring machine turns on when you pet me and hold me in your lap. We are grey and white Tabby kittens who are almost 4-months-old. We tested negative for FeLV/FIV, we’re current on age appropriate vaccinations, we’ve been dewormed and microchipped, and we’re on flea prevention. We will receive our Rabies vaccinations and be spayed/ neutered in December. Please contact Thundering Paws Pet Adoption by calling 910-224-8068 or emailing thunderingpawsinc@icloud.com. Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thunderingpawsinc.

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►Hello, I’m a handsome boy named Shelton. I’m a white and gray adult who is full of love. I’m a super affectionate, sweet and easy-going family member without a family! I love to be held and petted. I tested negative for FeLV/FIV, I’m neutered, I’m vaccinated, and I’m dewormed and on flea prevention. ♥

◄I’m Maverick

I’m an affectionate 1-year-old, neutered boy who is up to date on shots and I’m on flea prevention. I tested positive for FIV, but I do not have any symptoms and I am doing great. I am very easy-going and love to cat nap in the sun. I’d make a wonderful companion. ♥

►Hello! My name is Miss Marple, I’m about 2-years-old, I’m current on vaccines, I’m spayed and I tested negative for FeLV/FIV. I am a super friendly Tortoiseshell and love to be petted and held by humans. I was a great momma cat and very proud of my litter of 3. While I love them dearly, they’ve all been adopted and I am done with motherhood. If you are a really good person, consider giving me a home. I’ll be a wonderful companion. ♥

►Hello kitty lovers out there! My name is Stevie and I'm looking for a foster or furever home. I'm a pretty, 6 pound, spayed, 1-year-old grey Tabby girl who likes to be pet and loved. I’m FeLV/FIV negative, vaccinated, and on flea prevention. I'm super sweet and if you give me time to feel comfortable, I’ll be your loving companion! ♥

◄▲We are 10-month-old kittens. My name is Miko and I’m the only girl. These are my brothers: Ernie, Bert and Tong Tong. We are healthy felines who were recently spayed or neutered and vaccinated. We love to play and cuddle and we are ready for our forever homes! Let the love fest begin. Adopt one or more of us. ♥

►Hello, I'm Mia. I'm a 7-year-old, solid white girl with grey markings on my forehead. I’m a spayed beauty who is looking for a furever home (because my human is ill). I had a complete check up, I’m vaccinated, I tested negative for FeLV/FIV, and I'm super healthy. I'm shy at first but I will give nose kisses and cuddle when I get to know you. I get along with small breed dogs but prefer to be the only cat in a quiet home. ♥

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►Hi, my name is Aspen! I am a 6-year-old Flame Point Siamese kitty cat. I am gorgeous with my ‘Frank Sinatra’ blue eyes. I do ok with cats, ok with dogs and I am pretty chill. I love to sit next to you on the couch and even make biscuits. I need no time to adjust at all. I literally move in, fit in and make myself right at home. I am FIV positive. That means ideally I would get adopted into a home with other FIV positive cats or I am an only cat. I am otherwise healthy and deserve a loving home. Google FIV to learn more about my condition and to see that MANY cats are living long, normal lives. If you would like to meet me, please call Jill at 910-620-3783. Please give me a chance or tell your friends about me because I just need to find that ONE person out there looking for me. ♥

◄Hi, my name is Panda and I’m a super friendly, 3-year-old girl who is looking for a real forever home. Please come meet me at Petsense at 100 Shallotte Crossing Pkwy. in Shallotte, NC. I am already spayed, I’m current on vaccinations, and I’m litterbox-trained For more info, call Jill at 910-620-3783. ♥

►Hello, I’m a 4-month-old girl named Glinda. I was rescued from a shelter where I had come dangerously close to running out of time. I’m sweet, loving and playful. What more could you want? I’m even good with kids and other cats. Please come meet me at Petco at 324 S. College Road (near Market Street in Wilmington). I’ve already been spayed, I’m current on vaccinations, and I’m litterbox-trained. If you would like more info, text Melinda at 910-471-6909. ♥

►My name is Jetty and I am an 8-month-old young male Black Labrador Retriever. I am neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and I tested negative for heartworms.

I am a happy, typical Lab who loves everyone and everything! That means I also like the water. I love to fetch and

I love to be with you wherever you go. I am the ultimate family pet!

Please call Sherry at 910-620-3783 for more information on me or to adopt. ♥

►My name is Barbie and I am the sweetest girl! I am chatty and friendly. I am 2 to 3-years-old and have been homeless all summer long. It is tough competing with all these cute kittens. I would love a quiet home where I can be the only pet. I do ok with other animals, but I would prefer to be a pampered, special only-pet (if I could get my ideal home). Please call Jill at 910-620-3783 to meet me. ♥

◄My name is Midnight. I am a strikingly beautiful 3-year-old stray looking for my forever home. They describe me as a Tortoiseshell which is black with splotches of orange all throughout my coat. I am a rare find in an animal shelter. I seem to love other animals and I really love all my people and being petted. If you are looking for a super friendly girl who has never met a stranger, please come see me at Petsense in Leland or call Sherry at 910-523-1254. ♥

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Want to know what’s at the top of my Christmas Wish List? It’s you, of course! My name is Skeeter and I’m the sweetest young boy with creamy orange fur, so buttery soft. You’ll love to pet me and I’ll just melt at your touch. I enjoy meeting new people and I also get along well with other cats. I’m a playful fellow, too, and have been known to chase the laser light all around the room! My sister and I came to the shelter several months ago. She has found her forever home and I am more than ready to find mine. At 9-months-old, I’m neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and litterbox-trained. Come scoop me up in your arms and let’s fall in love! You’ll find me at Pender County Humane Society in Burgaw. Call 910-259-7022 with any questions!

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Sheeda here! I’m the neighborhood flirt who always wants to be the center of the world. I am always on the hunt for cuddles and snuggles and will be super loyal, so I’d prefer to be the only dog in the home. If playing fetch, sunbathing, and leisurely walks are your thing, we are destined to be soul mates! I’m one of Paws Place’s longest residents and I have a couple requirements you need to know. One is a fenced-in yard and second is a home with just adults. I don’t mind kids, but those little loud and unpredictable things make me too nervous to live with. But back to the good stuff! I am house-trained, I walk well on a leash, and did I mention I love to snuggle yet? I am a happy-go-lucky, 7-year-old, 55-pound girl who is looking for a human to shower me with love and affection. Do you have room in your heart and home for me? Let’s meet at Paws Place, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary! You can also call 910-845-7297 or email info@pawsplace.org for info.

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My name is Jack (A134643)!

Hi, everybody! Wouldn’t this be a great face to wake up to in the morning? I’m a Jack Russell Terrier mix boy, just 5 -years-old, and I’m ready to be your best friend for life! If you’d like to meet me, visit Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services or call them at 910-253-1738 with any questions.

My name is Pretzel (A135076)!

I’m an adorable boy, medium-sized, who likes to run and play! I get along well with other dogs and am just 11-months-old. If you think I’m a fit for your family, come see me! I’m at Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services and you can call them at 910-253-1738 with any questions.

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My name is JAX and I’m a young, gorgeous, silver Tabby who is very laid-back. I love all kinds of attention and belly rubs. I am a good-natured boy with a gentle soul. Since I’m always happy, my favorite thing to do is purr. I am ready to flourish in a forever home where I can be a social butterfly. Please allow me to introduce you to my wonderful sister named MAX. She is a sweet girl who had a tail injury and as a result, it had to be amputated. No worries though, her tail amputation hasn't gotten her down at all. She is a gorgeous, green-eyed bobtail who loves playing with all toys, especially a laser light. She is also easy-going and loves a good rub down. We would enjoy sitting on the couch with you while we all watch your favorite TV shows - so it would be great if you could adopt us both. We are fully vetted and ready for a life of love and happiness in a forever home. Please keep in mind, there are discounted fees for adopting a pair of bonded kitties!

If you would like more information, please call Feline Urgent Rescue and Rehab at 864-483-2444 or email adoptafurrcat@gmail.com

Terry is our foster mom and personal assistant and she’ll be happy to help arrange a time for us to meet.

ORANGE ROUGHY

I like fish! I was rescued at a fish production plant where I was trying to survive. The volunteers call me "Roughy" and I am gorgeous. My fur is long and orange and my eyes are beautiful. I’m a little shy around new people, but if you give me a chance, it will be well worth it to have a sweet kitty like me. I have siblings who were also rescued (if you decide you want two kitties). I am a kind soul and I get along great with all the other cats at FURR. I am 1-year-old and want to make you happy.

SHRIMP

I am the most beautiful Calico kitty ever. It looks like I'm wearing a ballroom mask. I am a petite girl with the softest fur. I am a teensy shy at first, but ohhhhh, after you start rubbing me, I will purrrrr to beat the band. I love scratches, especially under my neck. I am such a good girl. I eat well, use the litterbox religiously, get along with all the other FURR kitties and just really need a home of my own. I can be an only kitty where you just dote over me, or I can get along with other kitties, too. You won't find a more colorful little girl than me.

BATTLET KITTENS

We’re three freakin' adorable black kittens who are extremely friendly because we have been handled since birth by our rescue. We’re funny and playful little ones (two boys and one girl) who will keep you entertained for hours. Once play time is over, it’s cuddle time and boy, do we love to cuddle. All of our vet work is included with our adoption fees! Don't wait too long because we’re eager to love you. Adopt one, two or all of us.

PERCY

I’m about 1-year-old and super handsome. My fur is very soft and I love to be rubbed. I have a very quiet nature and can be a teensy shy, but after petting me for a moment, I can purr to beat the band. My favorite thing is kitty treats and playing with all my buddies. If you want a big laid-back boy, I could be the one for you. Why don't you come meet me and see for yourself? I am fully vetted and ready to go!

LUCY

I cannot believe I am STILL without a forever home. I am a tiny girl and other cats outweigh and outnumber me. I need someone to hold me and love me because I feel secure being close to someone. I get along great with other kitties and the volunteers think that I am super special. If you are looking for the sweetest little girl, you should come visit me. I am very soft and just don't have a mean bone in my little body. I am only a little over a year old, but I won't get much bigger. I am petite with a huge, gentle heart. Take me home with you.

TUNA

I am a GORGEOUS long-haired Tortie with beautiful eyes. I’m only around 1-year-old. I am a little shy, but only at first meeting! I love getting back rubs and I enjoy yummy treats. I have a sibling who looks a lot like me and we could be adopted together. That would be so fantastic. Her name is Minnow. We are both fully vetted, vaccinated and fixed and need a quiet and understanding adopter to love us!

VOLUNTEER: There are lots of ways to help our cause, from raising awareness about spaying/neutering, to helping with fundraisers or simply volunteering time to care for the kitties! DONATE: Covering medical costs, pet supplies and food are every day expenses for FURR. We accept monetary and non-monetary donations which are tax-deductible to the extent of the law! Lucy Tuna ADOPT: All of our cats are anxiously waiting to be adopted! Whether you want a mellow Lap Cat or a bundle of energy, we will help you choose the cat who is right for you! CHECK
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Hi there, everyone! I’m a silly and fun Hound mix boy who loves all types of toys to play with. If you come over to meet me (and I hope you will!) you might find me strutting around the yard with a floppy stuffed toy in my mouth. The staff says I’m a loving goofball, just 1-year-old, and I’m bound to bring joy and happiness to any family who adopts me. My ID number is A456369 and I’m ready to go! Oh, if you’d like me to be a playmate for a dog you already have, bring him or her out to the shelter to meet me! I’m at New Hanover Sheriff's Office Animal Services Unit in Wilmington. Adoption hours are Monday through Friday from 11am to 3:30pm and on Saturday from 8am to 11:30am. For more information, call 910-798-7500.

I am sponsored by Fuzzy Peach (Monkey Junction). ♥ Free pup cups to any pet that visits! ♥ Fuzzy Peach loves pets.

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Hi there! My name is Peanut. I’m a sweet and shy Tabby boy who came to C.A.R.E. with an old tail injury that required amputation. At 6-months-old, I am curious, playful and ready to find a great home. I am neutered, vaccinated, litterbox-trained and FeLv/FIV negative. I love to snuggle in a cozy bed so I hope my new home has at least one of those! If you are interested in learning more, or if you would like to meet me, please send an email to carewilmington@yahoo.com or give my friends a call at 910-256-2624. Hope to see you soon!

I am sponsored by Atlantic Animal Hospital who supports Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.).

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◄My name is Archie and I’m an Australian Shepherd mix. I am paralyzed from the waist down and use my cart to get around. I love to go on walks and I am good with other dogs. I like my people, I am 2-years-old, I weigh around 40 pounds. I will always need to wear belly bands because I leak urine. I am a good boy and deserve a loving family. If you have experience with dogs like me, please ask to meet me in person. ♥

►My name is Sophie and I’m a 10-year-old Schnauzer mix who only weighs 15 pounds. I am good with all dogs, even big ones. My foster says I’m the quietest dog they’ve ever fostered. I like to stroll around the backyard and go for walks and I like other dogs and people. I seem to be hard of hearing or maybe even deaf but I seem to recognize some hand signals (or at least I’m showing that’s how I can learn to communicate). ♥

►My name is Maybelle. I am a Lab, Hound and Spaniel mix who is about 2-years-old and 55 pounds. I am spayed, vaccinated, and heartworm negative. I am currently in training classes and have been playing at the park with other dogs. I love all people so much and want to sit in your lap or give kisses. I am young and active and love to play. ♥

◄I’m Zeke and I’m a small, mixed breed boy who weighs 15 pounds. At 4-years of age, I’m heartworm negative, completely house-trained, and enjoy going on leashed walks. I like other dogs but large dogs intimidate me, so I would do best in a home with little dogs. I’m calm yet playful and I love my humans, squeaky toys and balls. Simply put, I’m a wonderful companion. ♥

►Hi, my name is Buddy and I’m a friendly Jack Russell Terrier mix who weighs 17 pounds. My foster family says I’m the perfect houseguest. I play well with other dogs and I’m completely housetrained. I love to go for walks and get excited when you get my leash out. As a great companion doggy, I have a laidback attitude and am a real joy to be around. I am heartworm negative, neutered and vaccinated. I’ve found myself in need of a family after my former owner went into hospice. I’ve been well-loved but need a forever home. My smile is adorable. ♥

►I’m Annie. I weigh 57 pounds, I am heartworm negative and I am a mix of many breeds. I am 3-years-old and I would prefer a home with no other dogs. A fenced yard would be nice or really long walks. I love my human and need someone with big dog experience. I like to take rides on a golf cart, too. ♥

►My name is Harley and I’m a 1-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix. I play well with other dogs and even though I can be a little shy at first, I love people. I am heartworm negative, I love to go on walks and my foster home is showing me how grand life can be. Folks, don’t overlook us shy ones, the bonds we create with forever families are unlike any other. I’m 21 pounds, neutered, heartworm negative, and cratetrained. I’m a happy dude who will offer up my belly for love. Because I enjoy the outdoors, I request a fenced yard to go out and play in. I get along great with other dogs. My foster family is teaching me basic-training and leash manners and with a little patience, I will easily overcome my former life and become a fantastic companion. ♥

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I enjoy naps in the sun and movies on the couch. My name is Franny and I'm a Beagle and Hound mix girl who loves playing with toys and going for walks, especially during beautiful sunny days! At 45 pounds and 9-years of age, I'm house-trained, leash-trained, spayed, vaccinated and heartworm free. I am longing for a home, with a fenced yard, where I can be an only dog. If you are allergic to cats, that's fantastic, because my ideal home wouldn't have felines. Please allow me to be your loyal companion. If you’d like to meet me, please send an email to jhinson6@ec.rr.com or call Columbus Humane Society at 910-499-1194 and leave me a message. You can also visit the Friends of Columbus Humane Society Facebook page and send a message.

I am sponsored in celebration of Tilly and her new chapter.

◄My name is Harper and I am an affectionate, 1-year-old girl. I am a cuddle bug who loves being held and I’m a constant companion. I will follow you everywhere, and sometimes that means between your legs. When not constantly loving on my foster parents, I love playing with plastic springs and staring out the window. I got in a serious accident as a kitten and lost my tail. I’m lucky to be alive, but I have some minor incontinence issues. As long as I’m not over fed and I have a litterbox with high walls, I always poop in the box. I urinate in the box too, but I sometimes dribble a little if I’m lying down somewhere for too long. Laying on a washable blanket really helps. My incontinence is minor but my love is major. Message us or come see me at adoption events. ♥

►I’m All 4 Cat’s Top Model, Baby Ruth. I am an absolutely gorgeous 4-year-old, longhaired beauty. I’m super sweet and I love to snuggle with and lay on top of my foster parents. I’m wonderful with children but I have anxiety and get an upset stomach when I get too nervous. Being bullied by dominant cats makes me very nervous, so I would either need to be alone or with a very submissive and welcoming cat. I would do great by myself though, basking in all the attention. I do not go to adoption events because of my nerves. Please contact us if you’d like to set up an appointment to meet at my foster home. ♥

◄We are brother and sister and were abandoned at the shelter when we were only 5-months-old. We’ve always only had each other, so we are very bonded and must be adopted together. We do everything together: sleep, clean each other, and even sometimes eat out of the same bowl together. I’m Daylilly and I love to be held, and I’m very out-going, affectionate and adventurous. I protect my brother. Carnation is is my sister and she’s more shy and nervous. She needs someone patient who will be willing to work with her until she comes out of her shell. Just wait and see the kitty she’ll blossom into. Both of us love to sleep with you and would do best in a calmer environment with no small children. ♥

►Hi there, my name is Pecan Pie and I am a beautiful 1-year-old girl. I’ve been looking for a forever home for so very long. I suffered a severe tail injury as a kitten, which has left me partially incontinent. As long as there are enough litter boxes so that I’m close to one, I usually don’t have accidents. I always try to make it! I’m a very sweet and relaxed girl, but I do chirp for attention. I’m a little bashful at first but once I get to know you, I love being around you. I am great with other cats and would benefit from a cat buddy. If you’re interested in meeting me, please call or text 910-707-4372. ♥

►Would you like a TV watching buddy? Because I LOVE TV. My name is Raisin and I’ll sit and watch anything with you, but my personal favorites are SpongeBob SquarePants and squirrel videos on YouTube. People keep calling me ridiculously good looking, whatever that means. I also bond very well with other cats and require a companion cat. So if your cat is looking for a buddy, I think I would fit in your home. ♥

►Hello, I'm Aya. I am a mom of 3 and I took in an orphan as well and treated it as my own. I am affectionate and relaxed, but will ‘chirp’ for your love and affection. Since I was a “teen mom,” I didn't really get to play a lot, but I'm figuring out how to do it now. I love attention but I can also be independent, so I’m very lowmaintenance. I get really stressed out at adoption events, so right now I’m available by appointment only. Contact us to set up a date to meet! ♥

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Adoption Fairs EVERY Saturday from 11am to 3pm at Pet Supplies Plus in Porters Neck or call 910-707-4372 to meet by appointment.

I’m a true gentleman named Moloch (A338566) and I’ve been wonderful to every single staff member I’ve met. Who wouldn’t be, when you get nice head scratches like this? At 7-years-old, I’m a Pit Bull boy who is already neutered and ready to be part of a loving home. I get along with everyone, but the staff has noticed that I absolutely love a woman. If you have another dog at home who needs a friend, please bring him or her out to the shelter to meet me! I’m at New Hanover Sheriff's Office Animal Services Unit in Wilmington and adoption hours are Monday through Friday from 11am to 3:30pm and on Saturday from 8am to 11:30am. For driving directions or more info, call 910-798-7500. I look forward to getting some wonderful head scratches from you!

I am sponsored by Robyn Davis in loving memory of Lou.

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Ginger Gem! I’m one of those rare Orange Tabby girls! 80% of Orange Tabbies are male, you see, while just 20% of us are female!) At just 7-months-old, I’m a sweet and healthy kitten who enjoys playing with toys and with my other kitten friends. In fact, I’ve got two other sisters here that you should also meet! Won’t you please come visit us at the shelter? You can watch us hop around the room, play-wrestle, bat at toys, cuddle and then see which one of steals your heart. Got questions? Give my friends at SOAR a call at 910-457-6340. P.S. I don’t yet have a name, but I’m sure you’ll think of a perfect one!

I am sponsored by SOAR in loving memory of all their wonderful, furry friends who made it safely to the Rainbow Bridge.

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◄I’m Lily, a gorgeous buff and white Tabby, just 1-year-old and a sweet cuddlebug. I love to be near you and get attention. Working at your computer? You’ll have a companion right beside you! Since I was rescued from the mean streets, I’m very shy at first and take a while to get comfortable with strangers. I am OK with other cats and dogs, and am spayed, vaccinated, litterbox-trained and microchipped. Please text or call 910-599-2755. ♥

►Hi there! I’m Roma, a 2-year-old black and white mama cat who was rescued with my six kittens from a rural shelter where we were running out of time. I’m such a good-natured, laid-back cat, that I let my kittens nurse even when they were fully weaned and ready to be adopted. I am sweet and I love to be petted. I also have a playful side, sometimes running and playing with the kittens. I’ve been a great Mom and I deserve a loving home of my own. To meet me, text or call Cat Adoption Team at 910-599-2755. ♥

◄I’m Mimi, a beautiful gray and white girl who was surrendered to CAT because my owner could no longer afford to take care of me. At 10-years old, I got a great bill of health from CAT’s vet and am spayed, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. I’m social and love people, other cats and dogs, and I purr loudly when petted. Older cats like me always know when we’ve been given a second chance. Could you be my second chance? Please text or call 910-599-2755. ♥

CAT: Cat Adoption Team

◄I’m Dallas, a sweet, playful, gray and white kitten boy, just 11-weeks-old! I love to be petted and have my tummy rubbed and my favorite activity is to wrestle with my buddy Denver. You can see his adorable face on page 16. To meet us, please call or text Cat Adoption Team at 910-599-2755. We’ll be sure to charm you! ♥

◄I’m Daisy, a sweet, goofy, and playful young Bobtail cat. I have a gray and white Tabby coat and beautiful green eyes. I am mellow and love to hang out, sit on the window sill, and watch the exciting things happening outside. Since I was rescued from the mean streets, I take a long time to get comfortable with strangers, but once I do, I’m your devoted feline. I am spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and litterbox-trained. To meet me, please call or text 910-599-2755. ♥

►I’m Phoenix, a young orange and white Mama cat with the most beautiful markings. I was rescued along with my little family (the two kittens you see pictured on the right) by a kind soul. I’m the most loving Mom and I’m raising my babies to be the same. I’ve been working hard and the kittens have been playing hard, so we’ll all be ready for our very own homes by the holidays. Won’t you consider adding a pair of kittens or a deserving young adult cat to your family? To meet us, please call or text 910-599-2755. ♥

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adopt, please email
To
catnc@earthlink.net or text/call 910-599-2755.

I'm a loving and loyal companion with a sprinkle of “catitude.” I love treats and having my head scratched. My hobby is swishing my tail. I was a wonderful mother cat and now that my kittens have been adopted,

I'm ready for a wonderful home of my own. My name is Maria and I have shiny, soft, black fur. Please come out and meet me at Pet Supermarket (3908 Oleander Drive in Wilmington). You may also call Jill at 910-620-3783 for more information. Additionally, you can visit us online at www.adoptanangel.net or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/adoptanangelnc for updates and upcoming adoption events.

I am sponsored in honor of all the wonderful foster mommies and daddies who care for homeless animals.

I'm very shy, so please be patient as I tell my story. It's not a very happy one :( My name is Dobbie, I'm a girl who is 3 to 4-years-old and my gait is off as I was likely hit by a car (or something) when I was a pup. I was never taken to the vet, so it didn't grow properly causing me to walk differently. I also need doggie diapers because I'm incontinent, likely due to the accident. The vet might want to take pictures of it to see if it can be fixed, but it's not very likely. I'm also heartworm positive and started injections in November. All of these things happened to me because I was left outside in a kennel with a bunch of other dogs. I think humans call it hoarding. The one good thing in my life is that a wonderful mother and daughter saw me and asked my humans if they could have me. Of course, the hoarder gave me away. Then Freedom Bridge Animal Rescue NC stepped in to help with medical costs and help me get adopted. So I'm hoping to find a kind, patient soul who will give me my forever home. I will need another dog in the house to help me acclimate, as I'm slow to trust humans. I hope you understand. The rescue will pay for my heartworm treatment and if anything can be done for my leg, they will cover that, too! I will need limited exercise as I go through treatment, but I'm not an active gal, so I shouldn't cause you any problems there. I just need one more bit of luck on my side - a forever home. I'm fine with cats, if you have one or two of those. Thank you for your time. I will be at the Pop Up event at Riverlights Festival of Trees (109 Pier Master Point in Wilmington) on December 3 from 3pm to 7pm. For more info, call Freedom Bridge Animal Rescue NC at 843-614-0231 or email freedombridgeanimalrescuenc@gmail.com.

I am sponsored by Cape Fear Spay/Neuter Clinic. Thank you!

December 2022 www.facebook.com/PawPrintsMagazine 35 3280 New Savannah Rd., Burgaw, NC Visit us at www.fb.com/PCAS28425 Adoptions include basic vaccines, 1st internal and external parasite treatments, spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, and Heartworm OR Feline Combo Testing when age appropriate! Please Adopt! WE’RE OVERCROWDED AND NEAR CAPACITY. We have cats and kittens available for adoption, too! Please visit and see who is your purrfect match! A048381 A048285 A048632 A048286 A048625 “Rogue” “Hayden” A048272 “Spot” A048323 Pender County Animal Shelter Please call 910-259-1484 or email jhorton@pendercountync.gov to adopt!
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Roseys Rescue

◄My name is Ramsey

I am a Treeing Walker Hound estimated to be 5-years-old. I am friendly with all dogs and prefer to not have cats in the home but I love kids of all ages. I am the happiest Hound you will ever meet! I am crate-trained, leashtrained and working on house-training. With some patience, I will pick it up fast. My foster mom believes I was a former hunting dog but I have shown no desire to hunt since I’ve been at her home. I am a very low-maintenance and chill boy but when it’s dinnertime, I’m super excited! I am current on vaccines, neutered, dewormed and heartworm negative. ♥

►My name is Grace, and I am a Malamute, Husky, Gray Wolf (17%), and German Shepherd mix. I am estimated to be around 3-years-old, and I am big (weighing close to 90 pounds), so the family who wants me should have plenty of space. I need a family who is experienced with Malamutes and Wolfdogs. I am current on all my vaccines, microchipped, spayed, cratetrained, leashtrained, housetrained, and have been treated for heartworms. I love my swimming pool and I love to play fetch but my favorite thing is riding in the car! I will need to be your only pet as I’m not good with cats or dogs. I do love kids of ALL ages. My home must have a 6foot, securely fenced-in yard, as I will jump over anything smaller. I am a very affectionate gal and would love to run around and cuddle with you on the couch. Due to hybrid laws, I am not able to live in certain counties, so Roseys Rescue will have to look into your county laws before you adopt me. (Sadly, I cannot live in New Hanover County.) ♥

◄▼Hi, Chaco here, pictured on the left. I want to tell you a little about me and my brother, Wolfie. We are 4-years-old and we are Husky/Lab/ Shepherd mixes. I’m the gorgeous copper colored one and Wolfie looks like a Husky with his black and cream colored markings. We came from the same mom and we had a

wonderful home for 4-years until our daddy died and someone took us to a shelter. We were so scared at that loud shelter with all those other dogs barking all the time. We just wanted to hide in our dog house and wake up from this terrible dream! After a couple of weeks, a really nice lady came to meet us and took us home with her. We love our foster mom and she made us feel so much better. We get to run around the yard and get lots of treats! We are neutered and vaccinated and have microchips so if we get lost, we can be reunited. My brother and I do everything together. We go potty together, we eat together and we sleep together. Wolfie is my best friend and I don't like it when we can't be together When our foster mom takes us for walks, I pull on the leash because I just want to get to where I am going. Wolfie is a slow poke and sometimes needs coaxing to walk on the leash. We don't mind being in a crate but we are mature enough to not tear things up like puppies do so you don’t need to crate us. I like all the attention people give me but my brother takes his time when giving affection. Once he knows you are a good person, he will give you a lick on the nose and sit right up against you. Did I mention we are big dogs? I weigh 90 pounds and Wolfie is 70 pounds. That may intimidate you, but we are just big babies and are not scary at all! We don't really play or wrestle, but prefer to just lay around together. My brother has a stuffed sloth he likes to carry around and he will bring it to you if he loves you. It's kinda cute! We like other dogs ok as long as they don't try to boss me around. We like to bark at cats so you probably shouldn't have any if you don't like a loud bark. Whoever wants to adopt us has to accept us both. I can't live without my best pal. Why don't you come and meet us? ♥

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Please visit us at www.roseysrescue.com or on Facebook at Roseys Rescue. To adopt, please email roseysweezers7@aol.com or call / text
910-547-0998.

Four score and three years ago I was brought into this world as sweet Abraham Winkin. My life didn’t start out the greatest and unfortunately I ended up in the shelter with heartworm disease and severe entropion. Luckily both of my medical issues have been corrected and now you will only catch me “winkin” for a treat, thanks to C.A.R.E. My manners aren’t the greatest but my friends here have been teaching me how to be the best behaved gentleman around. I will need a house with structure to help me keep up with my manners. I am friendly with other dogs and cats but will require a small amount of time for adjustment to get used to my new furry friends! I am just a loveable, big headed American Bully looking for my forever home. Please come rescue me! Call 910-256-2624 or send an email to carewilmington@yahoo.com and let’s set a date to meet!

I am sponsored by Atlantic Animal Hospital who supports Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.).

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◄I’m a 44 pound cutie pie named Amus and I’d love to see your face at my kennel door! You’ll have fun getting to know me because I’m a friendly boy who loves to play. At just 2-years-old, my outgoing personality melts hearts and I’d love it if you had a nice fenced yard for me to exercise in! They tell me I’m a tri-colored mixed breed, already neutered and vaccinated. Hop in the car and meet me at the shelter! ♥

◄It’s me, Pia, and I’m ready to start sending some love your way! I’m a 2-year-old All-American girl with a sleek brindle coat. The adjectives used to describe me are friendly, outgoing and playful. I’d love to be the only pet in the home and I sure would enjoy having a fenced yard for safe exercise and play-time. Lucky me, I’m already house-trained, spayed and vaccinated. Won’t you please come over to the shelter so we can meet? ♥

The shelter is currently open Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm and closed on Saturday and Sunday.

If you have questions, please call 910-763-6692.

▲I’m a beautiful spayed Torbie named Ophelia and I’m around 4-years-old. I’m snoozing here in my cat bed but if you come see me, I’ll be oh-so-eager to greet you! I love to be petted and am also litterbox-trained and up to date on vaccinations. I could be The One for you! ♥

◄Millie is my name and I’m a new addition here at the shelter. I’m getting used to things and doing quite well, but I’d love to be home for the holidays! I’m a pretty brown Tabby girl, just 1½-years of age, and I’m already spayed, litterbox-trained, vaccinated and microchipped. Won’t you come over and spend time with me? I could be the best friend you’ve been looking for. ♥

►I’m a handsome boy with green eyes and a shiny black and white coat. Won’t you come see me in person? I’d love to be petted and given attention. My name is Mex and I’m a 1½-year-old darling who is neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. It’s nice here but what I really want is to be with you! ♥

◄Winter time means snuggling in cozy cat beds! Do you have a comfy spot I could cuddle in at your house? My name is Winifred and I’m new to the shelter and just settling in, but I’m told I’ll soon find a loving home. At 1½-years-old, I’m spayed, vaccinated, litterbox-trained and microchipped. Let’s meet soon! ♥

Please call 910-763-6692 or email nhumanesoc@aol.com to adopt us!
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I’m a sweet little lady named Zoey and I’ve spent a whole year looking for you. I waddle like I am ancient but the vet says I’m just 6 to 7-years-old. I have some early onset arthritis, but Adequan injections have changed my life!

I love playing with my toys, visiting with my fur friends, watching squirrels run around on the back deck, and being with my humans. I enjoy going on walks and taking car rides to meet up for playdates with my canine friends. I’m current on vaccinations, heartworm negative and spayed. My foster parents adore me and want the best for me - I hope that’s you. I tend to get snarky when it comes to the vet, ear cleaning, and taking meds, so I’d like a patient and understanding human. Call Russell Rescue of the Carolinas at 910-821-3504, email mcbburton@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/russellrescuecarolinas. I would really love to be your companion, lounge in a sunny yard, and play with other dogs every day of my life!

I am sponsored by Christina M. Romeo as a living tribute to Snafu, a former shelter dog who found his true forever family.

Hi there! I’m a very sweet Orange Tabby boy named Ludwig. You may remember me from past issues. I had found a home, but recently my pet parent developed a medical condition that prevents her from continuing to care for me. So which one of you reading this will adopt me and take me back into the home environment I so love? I’m a fun and feisty guy who will do well in a single cat household with adults only. I enjoy plenty of play time and am one of the handsomest cats around, if I do say so myself. Please come meet me and let’s see if we’re a match! Call my friends at 910-256-2624 or send an email to carewilmington@yahoo.com and let’s plan a day and time to get together!

I am sponsored by Atlantic Animal Hospital who supports Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.).

Dr. Christian Bolz Dr. Debbie Bolz Dr. Rebecca Cozart Dr. Daniel Houlihan Dr. Colleen Peat 910-313-3326 6005 Carolina Beach Road (1 mile south of Monkey Junction across from Harris Teeter Fuel Station) Six Things that Make Fear Free Vet Visits Different: ■ Calming Environment with Pheromone Diffusers ■ Calming Music to Promote Relaxation ■ Reduction of Stressful Noises ■ Variety of Treats Available ■ Calming Meds Prescribed as Needed ■ Possibly delaying or postponing appointments when pets show excessive signs of fear, anxiety or stress. We Are The First FEAR FREE CERTIFIED PRACTICE IN WILMINGTON *** STOLEN FROM THEIR HOME *** on June 23 Carney/Wellston, OK If You Have Any Information, Call: 580-372-5900 Email: callietatelackey@gmail.com Have you seen these fur babies anywhere or posted online for sale? Humphrey Joey (blind)
Photo by: Michael Cline Photography

◄I’m a handsome black and white kitten boy and I’m ready to go home!

I was born in April 2022 and am up to date on vaccines, neutered, and litterbox-trained.

I love to play with other kittens and am cute, curious and friendly - the perfect package! Please visit and spend some time with me. I may be the one you’ve been waiting for! ♥

SOAR is open to the public on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am to Noon, and Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Closed on Thursday and Sunday.

►Hi there! I’m a beautiful Calico girl kitten who would love to be your sweet companion!

I was born in April 2022 along with my littermates. We are cute, curious and friendly and we enjoy playing with each other and with our toys. We are fully vaccinated and each of us comes with a voucher that covers the cost of spaying us at a Brunswick County veterinarian. Please come meet us today, okay? ♥

◄It’s that time of year so I’m sure you know what’s at the top of my Christmas wish list: it’s YOU! I’m a beautiful Calico girl who was born in April 2022 along with my sister, who is pictured just above me on this page. We are purry, sweet, friendly and loving. Come visit and watch us play - you’ll fall totally in love! ♥

◄Hi there! I’m Sophie and I’m an all-around great dog! At 4½-years of age, I'm a Cattle Dog mix girl who would be a good fit with children and other dogs. (No cats, though, please.) I listen very well, I’m sweet, I’m loving and I’m eager to please. I am great at chasing the ball, and then I’ll return it to you right at your feet for another round! Yes, I love to play and I love to be with people! Come visit me at SOAR for a game of fetch and then some wonderful snuggles! ♥

►Bonjour to me, Babette! I’m a Great Dane/Lab mix who was born on January 2021. I’m a super sweet and goofy girl who would likely be happiest as the only dog in the family. I am spayed, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative and on prevention. I listen well but need someone with time to train me. Let’s meet soon! ♥

◄Hi there, my name is Arya and I’m a spunky Yellow Lab mix girl who was born in December 2020. Look at how I’m sitting for my photo, I’m quite pretty, don’t you think? I’m spayed, vaccinated, heartworm negative and on heartworm prevention. I love to play outside and would be happiest as your only pet. A work-from-home or stay-at-home family would also be perfect for me! Please visit soon. The volunteers can tell you all about me and I would love to meet you! ♥

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Hey there, I’m Titan! Age is just a number when it comes to me. It has not slowed me down one bit! I love to play ball, tug-of-war, and nap. I give lots of kisses when I’m happy, which is all the time! I am a great walker and house-trained, too! I came to the shelter via Pender Animal Shelter where I was surrendered by my owner. I would love to spend the rest of my doggie years on a couch with a loving mom or dad, or both! I’d be happiest in a house with no other pets (due to my upbringing) and no children under age 12. (By the way, that’s my age - 12 - but you’d never know it!) Please call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022 for visiting hours or with questions about the adoption process. I can’t wait to meet you!

I am sponsored by the Furry Friends Re-sale Shop in honor and memory of all the animals who've passed through the doors of Pender County Humane Society.

I’m Jelly Bean, a gorgeous buckskin blonde Labrador mix girl seeking companionship. At 5-years-old and 60 pounds, I am at the peak of my prime...full of beauty and vitality. Sadly, such youth and beauty are wasted sitting alone in a kennel, the same kennel that has been my home for over 2-years. With more to offer than just a pretty face and intelligence, I’m looking to match with someone who will enjoy seeing me reach my full potential. I’m undeniably awesome, and I love being the center of attention, because in fact, the world DOES revolve around me (duh). I’d prefer to be your only pet, although with proper time and energy I might be persuaded otherwise. I dream of long walks (or runs) down the beaches or up the mountains or anywhere but the shelter, which has always been my only home. Like all of us, I have dreams and potential. Dreams so big that not even the cold concrete of the kennel can squash. My life was never meant to be this way and I know it in my core. Surely somewhere, someone reading this knows it, too. Maybe you’re missing something...perhaps it is a Jelly Bean. Please call or text Sean with A Shelter Friend at 910-918-5118, visit us at www.AShelterFriend.org or on Facebook.

I am sponsored by Cindy Meyers in loving memory of Harley, Murphy and Sophie.

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Pictures With The Grinch!

The Grinch will be doing a good deed. He’ll be at Oak Island Pier on December 10th from 10:30am to 12:30pm to help you take your Christmas photos. All he asks in return is for a donation to Paws Place Dog Rescue to help good dogs just like his dog, Max. He will get great pictures of your kids and pets...or just bring the whole family! For more information, call 910-845-7297 or visit www.pawsplace.org.

Thrift Shop Finds = Great Christmas Gifts

Don’t do your last minute Christmas shopping online! Visit Monty’s Home Animal Lovers Thrift Shop and purchase new and gently used gifts for everyone on your list, including your pets! Visit the Santa Paws Workshop which has hundreds of holiday items. And the best part of all, 100% of your purchase goes to canine rescue! The shop is located at 401 Hwy 117S in Burgaw. It is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. For info, please email info@montyshome.org.

It’s Playtime at FURR’s Kitty Happy Hour

Every afternoon from 2pm to 4pm (flexible), come enjoy some playtime with the kitties at Feline Urgent Rescue and Rehab (FURR). Just a few hours once or twice a week will help newly rescued felines see life differently. Helping them learn to trust, love and get ready for adoption not only mends their hearts but yours, too! Volunteers must be 18-years or older, have a car, love cats, be reference checked and dependable! Think about the reward you will get knowing you are helping these amazing rescues find a "furrever" home! It is a wonderful pay-it-forward feeling! Please call Terry at 864-483-2444 to participate in FURR's KITTY HAPPY HOUR playtime!

News & Happenings

Adopt a Dog and Enjoy Some Brewskis

On January 8, 2023, from Noon to 4pm, several rescues, including Paws Place Dog Rescue, will be at Hi-Wire Brewing, 1020 Princess Street in Wilmington, with their amazing adoptables. Come grab a drink and visit with some of the best girls and boys in town! You just might find the best friend you’ve been looking for! For more information, call Paws Place at 910-845-7297 or visit www.pawsplace.org.

Photos With Santa and Mrs. Claws!

On December 3 from 11am to 2pm, grab your family members two-legged or four, furry or feathered, and head on out to the F.O.F.F (For Our Furry Friends) Thrift Store in Burgaw for a family fun day! While you’re waiting for your picture with Santa you can take a look around the store and see what great items and Christmas gifts you can find. It’s a mere $5 donation for a photo you will treasure forever and 100% of the proceeds goes to the Pender County Humane Society! The thrift store is located at 102 US Highway 117N in Burgaw, NC. It is operated by Pender County Humane Society and all profits from donated items sold are given to the Humane Society. For more information, call 910-259-7022.

Adopt-An ANGEL: Adoption Fairs

Lots of furry friends are waiting for their furever homes. All you have to do is visit with Adopt-An-ANGEL (AAA) dogs, cats, kittens and volunteers at PetPeople Store on Saturdays from 11:30am to 4pm. PetPeople is in the Whole Foods Shopping Center on Oleander Drive in Wilmington. You may also visit AAA cats and kittens each Saturday from Noon to 6pm and Sunday from 2pm to 6pm at Petco (324 South College Road near Market Street). You can also stop by Pet Supermarket, Petco or Petsense in the Leland and Shallotte area 7-days a week during regular business hours. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/adoptanangelnc.

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The name’s Jack. Nice to meet you! As you can see, I am a dapper and sweet southern gentleman. I consider myself to be the perfect age at 3-years-old since I know what I want and have good manners. I already know 'sit', walk well on a leash, am house-trained, and am eager to learn so much more from all the nice humans I meet. As people walk by, I patiently wag my tail, letting everyone know how friendly I am. I also know I was born to be lap dog…yep, all 55 scrumptious pounds of me.

I would love to show my forever humans how much I appreciate them every day by snuggling and giving big sloppy kisses, but I am not a couch potato all the time. I am a curious boy so I would enjoy adventures to the beach, hiking nearby trails, or even exploring my very own backyard!

I am confident, balanced, and oh-so-loveable. If you are ready to fall in love with a dreamy southern gentleman like me, I would love to meet you and sweep you off your feet!

Come see me at Paws Place, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary! You can also call 910-845-7297 or email info@pawsplace.org for info.

I am sponsored by The Tree House Gang at Saltscapes Landscaping. Thank you!

Looking for a happy and friendly girl who is not too big and not too small? Then check me out, I’m Peaches! At just 2-years-old, I’m a Dachshund mix who weighs in at a perfect 25 pounds. I love to play and go for walks and I’m already spayed, vaccinated and heartworm negative, yay! I’m always eager to get attention from humans, so please come meet me at the New Hanover Humane Society in Wilmington. They are open Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm. You can also call my friends at 910-763-6692 with any questions!

I am sponsored by Jackie Houser of Flexner Houser Injury Law because she can’t adopt us all!

My name is Ally (aka Ally Mae). I am a beautiful Siamese mix (possibly Himalayan) who is 10-years-old, spayed and vaccinated. My grandmother and I lived alone and everything was wonderful. She would brush my fur and talk to me all the time. I would sit beside her while she did her puzzles until I could migrate to her lap. Then we would watch her favorite TV shows together while I enjoyed the warmth of her lap and love of her touch. At night, we would lay in bed together with me at her feet. In the morning when it was time to water the flowers, I would follow her to the porch to watch. At dinner time or while she was in the shower, I would patiently wait for her to finish. Life was so grand and I was so happy. I never hid or ran under the bed unless company came over. Unfortunately, my grandmother became ill, so now I’m living in her granddaughter’s home and I’m quite unhappy. With two adults, two kids, a cat and a dog, it is completely overwhelming me. I spend my days hiding under the bed or in the garage – only coming out to eat, drink and use the litterbox. I desperately need a senior couple, a lonely senior citizen or a quiet pet/child free home where I’ll be kept as an indoor family member. I am very sweet and would make a great companion for someone who is chill and willing to take things slow with me. If you are able to give me time to acclimate and become your best friend, call 910-777-8991 or email events@westhaven214.com.

I am sponsored in loving memory of Jane “Button” Honeycutt Spencer.

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