Joey was the runt of a litter of kittens rescued in the Pulaski area about three ago when they were less than four weeks old.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He was so small that he could not manage eating on his own at first and for two weeks he had to be bottle fed by his foster mother every two to three hours.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â “If you think that human babies are a lot of stress, try bottle feeding a kitten that weighs less than half a pound,” says his foster mother, Lisa Yesensky, who is also a member of the Humane Society’s Board of Directors.
Bottle fed kittens, however, if they survive like Joey, often become unusually affectionate toward humans, and Joey is no exception.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He is a handsome gray tiger. He loves attention from people and will snuggle with total strangers and purr his heart out for them.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Joey, along with many kittens,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â of all shapes, sizes, colors, characteristicsÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â and personalities, will be available for adoption on Saturday, August 9th, at the Humane Society’s “Cats of Summer” Adoption Day, from 11 A.M to 3 P.M at the Tractor Supply Company, 104 East, Oswego, New York (located in the Price Chopper Plaza).Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â There are short-haired and long haired kittens, thin elegant kittens, chunky short kittens, calicos, tigers, tabbies, some with extra toes, and some with green eyes.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Some of the kittens available for adoption are a little older, four to six months.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â According to Diane Broadwell, chair of the Humane Society’s animal services committee, “A lot of people look for very young kittens, but the advantage of these older kittens is that we know a lot about their personalities by the time they reach five or six months.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â They are still fun and playful, but they are typical teenagers, with a lot of attitude, and I always think they are really more interesting than the babies.”Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Every pet adopted from the Humane Society is eligible for 30 days of free pet health care insurance from sheltercare.com.
Prospective owners will have the opportunity to choose and pick up their new pet after references have been checked.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Those adopters who are interested in going home with one of these pets should bring veterinary references and, if they are renters, bring written consent from their landlord in order to take the pet home.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â They should also bring a sturdy cat carrier.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The adoption fee is $75 for kittens up to six months andÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â $50 for older cats. Such fees cover a portion of the veterinary expenses that the Humane Society incurs.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â All animals have been spayed or neutered (babies will be spayed or neutered before they are released for final adoption) and each animal is current with shots and has also been checked for ear mites and parasites.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Cats and kittens all have also been tested for feline leukemia and are litter trained. All of these animals have been rescued by the Humane Society, sometimes from horrendous conditions.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â They are now living in private foster homes and are therefore well socialized.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Foster families have the opportunity to report how well they get along with other cats, dogs and children. Pictures and more information can be located at the Humane Society’s web site at www.oswegohumane.org.
For more information, call the Oswego County Humane Society at 315-207-1070.