POW! Nature Painted Our Beautiful, Loving, Calico Missy

POW! Nature Painted Our Beautiful, Loving, Calico Missy

Think about it: if the world could see how much adoption means from a cat’s point of view, shelters would be empty.
Hannah Simone, Canadian actress

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

Did you know that the term “calico,” as in a “calico cat” is not the breed of cat, but the various colors a cat wears? Some of the colors may be orange, black, white (always white), and brown. And cats that have the many colored coats are almost always a female.


Different breeds of cats can have a calico coat, even Maine coons, Persians and Domestic breeds.

Calico cats cannot be bred, so how do these beautiful cats continue to exist? It’s nature that makes the decision to paint one or more in a litter with the calico colors, completely at random.

And that’s where we begin our story of Missy, the 6-year-old owner-surrendered Domestic shorthair that just happens to wear the calico colors.

She is nothing if not discreet, her slanted green eyes searching your face for your intentions. Do you want to pet her, cuddle her, and give her all the scratches and pets that she craves?

She definitely deserves a lot of attention as she sits in quiet repose on her throne in the cat room. Her demeanor may seem aloof, but once she gets to know you, she is willing to spend all of her days sitting on your lap or sleeping by your side.

Once a kept feline, she now looks forward to finding the one family that will adopt her so she can fulfill her potential as an owned, special, loving cat!

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Give me a T! Give me a J!

What’s it spell? TJ!

Congratulation to this wonderful 3-year-old orange tabby cat that found his forever home. An attention-getter for sure, TJ made it his life’s work to turn his stray status into a final, forever home! He worked the crowds that came to KCAC and ta-dah!

His plan worked! He is now happy, healthy and home!

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:

  • 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.

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