POW! When You Pet Me, 'You'll Understand What Happiness Is'

POW! When You Pet Me, ‘You’ll Understand What Happiness Is’

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”
Terry Pratchett, English author, fantasy novels

  •  KCAC’s Adorable, Adoptable Pet of the Week is written by Tecla Metzel of Kane County Animal Control.

My name is Charlie.

I’m a 13-year-old black and white domestic medium-hair neutered male and I’m blind.


I was owner-surrendered on Halloween because my family had allergies. It’s been kind of a scary time for me, but I wanted to tell anyone reading this to not be afraid of adopting an older cat. Namely me!

Just to let you know, I’m front-pawed-declawed, so your furniture and drapes are safe with me. Actually, I think my climbing days might be over, but I still get around pretty well.

Not able to see doesn’t bother me at all. I remember my world as it used to be and my memories remind me of my youth. I’m so happy to not have to run around like a kitten chasing sunbeams and crawling into tight spaces where I can’t find my way out.

Now my only needs are a warm lap where I can curl up for a long winter nap and enough food and love to make my days lounging in the sun worthwhile. If you have enough patience to allow me to find my way around your home, I know I can give you the best years of the rest of my life.

When you pet me, “you’ll understand what happiness is.”

“Look, a new day has begun.” *

  • * Words from the song “Memoriesfrom the musical Cats.

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.

Due to Charlie’s special needs, his adoption fee is $50. 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. The adoption fee for cockatiels is $25.

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:

  • Kane County Animal Control Logo KCAC Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 11.39.45 AMEnsure 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.