Consider adopting a cat

Published 10:34 am Saturday, February 4, 2012

There’s 16 cats at the Isle of Wight County Animal Shelter with an immediate need for a home. If not adopted by Sunday, they will be euthanized.

There’s one problem with the felines. They have the feline herpes virus, which is manageable, yet it can spread to other cats. Therefore these cats need to go to homes without any other cats.

Cats make wonderful pets. Anyone who doesn’t like cats has never owned a cat.

Each has its unique personality. Some are more friendly than others. Some like to cuddle, and even as adults, some still like to play.

They are low-maintenance. Cats are easy to litter train and need to be fed twice a day.

One of these cats would be perfect for someone who lives alone and is in need of companionship. These cats can be treated with antibiotics and supplements to boost their immune systems.

The cats need to be removed from the shelter so it can be decontaminated — a process that’s expected to take 45 days.

No one likes to see animals put down and it’s not too late.

The shelter on Poor House Road across from the Courthouse complex is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The shelter can be reached at 365-6318.