POW! Look Up 'Tabby' In The Dictionary, And You'll Find Sweet, Cuddly Brayden

POW! Look Up ‘Tabby’ In The Dictionary, And You’ll Find Sweet, Cuddly Brayden

“Cats are like Thoreau. You cannot explain them.”
Dan Sklar, Bicycles, Canoes, Drums

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

If you look up the word “tabby” in Wikipedia, you’ll find Brayden’s picture.


OK, not exactly his photo, but one that looks very much like him, for Brayden is the epitome of a tabby cat — i.e., a domestic shorthair that features “distinctive stripes, dots, lines or swirling patterns, usually together with a mark resembling an ‘M’ on its forehead.

Tabby isn’t a breed of cat, but the pattern found on many breeds, stemming possibly from the DNA of its wildcat ancestors. Of course, Brayden is anything but wild!

This cuddly 2-year-old little man just wants a new family that he can scam out of as many hugs and kisses as possible. An active cat, Brayden likes to explore his new territory and test his boundaries. No cubbyhole, no small space is too minute for Brayden to venture into to claim as his new frontier.

He is a real sweetheart who loves getting petted from anyone he meets! Sharing his space with other cats is all fine and good, but Brayden would prefer to be an only cat.

If a big cuddle bug of a tabby cat sounds like he might fit nicely into your home, then don’t hesitate to visit Kane County Animal Control during adoption hours. Brayden is waiting to cuddle with you!

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 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.