Mika will be spending a few weeks in a foster home prior to going to a permanent home in August. More on this later.
Tig has returned to us due to his owner’s health and financial situation. We’re treating Tig for a skin allergy probably caused by poor quality food. He’s responding well and is the happy, easy going dog we all remember. Tig originally came to us from Whatcom Humane and is a mix of several breeds. There’s probably a smattering of boxer, pit, cattle dog and whatever in his genes. He’s brindle in coloring with short easy to manage fur. Yesterday, he rode in the Historical Day Parade and was very well behaved. He’ll make a great pet for any family.
Sweet calico Rosie has rejoined her person after being lost since the end of April. Those microchips really make a difference in returning pets home.
Our lobby is looking fairly empty after losing another one of our elderly cats. Joey continued to lose weight even though he ate continuously. Dr. Joe thought he probably had some type of intestinal cancer that wouldn’t allow him to receive any nutrients from the food he consumed. Joey was a sweet old gentleman and he will be missed.
Gaby, the large, declawed, Siamese mix with very interesting tabby markings, will be tested, vaccinated and added to our adoptable group. It’s amazing no one has claimed this sweet cat.
Three of the five kittens from our shelter partner tested positive for FIV. The little ones can live a normal life as long as they’re kept indoors exclusively and away from other cats. They’ve been returned to our partner in Anacortes for adoption from their facility. Anacortes has coyotes so small pet owners are inclined to keep their pets indoors. Since Orcas folks primarily have indoor/outdoor cats, this is the best opportunity for the kittens to find indoor only homes. Thanks to Mary Ann Slabaugh, four more kittens will arrive later today from Cats Meow in Anacortes.