“Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause the most inconvenience.”
– Pam Brown, poet
- KCAC’s Adorable, Adoptable Pet of the Week is written by Tecla Metzel of Kane County Animal Control.
Two innocent tortie kittens playing by a tree stump on a warm summer day in June catch the attention of one of Kane County Animal Control’s wardens. Named Pitter and Patter, the small 13-week-old felines are oblivious to the fact that had they continued to live outdoors their story might not have ended on such a positive note.
Luck was on their side, however, and, after getting the green light from the county vet, Pitter and Patter were put up for adoption. Patter found her forever home fairly quickly and now it’s Pitter’s turn to find hers.
Pitter is all feline, her sleek, panther-like body belies her youth, but her behavior cannot be mistaken for anything other than an energized kitten. Curiosity drives her play-time as she chases a toy down the hallway and then darts under a desk.
She is always on the hunt to find new toys to play with or new cubbyholes to hide in. Watching birds from a window holds her attention for short periods of time and then it’s off to explore different places or tangle herself among a few computer wires.
Pitter isn’t the cuddliest of kittens, but she will definitely add a bit of fun to a home if someone is willing to give her the time to grow into the wonderful adult cat she is sure to become.
Patter, Pitter’s sister, went home to her new family last week. We’re sure they are learning the fine art of having a playful kitten in their home. Congratulations, Patter!
How to Adopt
All Kane County Animal Control adoptable cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on all vaccines, including rabies. They are tested for feline leukemia/FIV and heartworm.
The usual adoption fee is $200 for dogs and $100 for cats. Adoption of two dogs is $300, and adoption of two cats is $150.
For more information regarding Kane County Animal Control’s adoptable animals and for an adoption application, please visit www.kanecountypets.org.
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About Kane County Animal Control
It is the duty of the Animal Control Department to:
- Ensure that all domesticated dogs and cats over 4 months of age are vaccinated against rabies and have a Kane County rabies tag.
- Ensure that all reported animal bites are given precautionary attention in relation to the possibility rabies infection.
- Ensure that pet owners are instructed on proper procedures pertaining to animal bites and enforce adherence to these procedures.
- Contain loose\stray dogs in unincorporated Kane County and those towns and villages with whom contracted.
- Investigate nuisance dog complaints in unincorporated Kane County and those towns and villages with whom contracted.
- Investigate complaints of neglected and\or abused dogs.