POW! Sweet, Cuddly Nika Was Born To Be a Lap Cat

POW! Sweet, Cuddly Nika Was Born To Be a Lap Cat

“The cat, it is well to remember, remains the friend of man because it pleases him to do so and not because he must.”
Carl Van Vechten, American writer and photographer

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

Life isn’t easy, not for humans and definitely not for the animals that love us.

As we work through our trials and tribulations, many times it’s our pets that pay the ultimate price of losing their safe and secure home along with their owners.


Meet Nika, a beautiful gray tabby, Domestic shorthair about 4-years-old that lost her home due to her owner’s eviction.

Nika was born to be a lap cat, sweet, fat and happy! Her new owners will need to monitor her weight so that she stays healthy and lives a long and happy life.

We don’t know if she ever had toys, if she ever played with the fishing pole and feather, or swatted at a ball with a bell inside of it, or rolled around in cat nip. We do know that every day she sits on the highest shelf in the cat room somewhat aloof from the other cats as she gazes over her queendom and cat naps.

We’re sure her heart’s desire is to have a family that will give her lots of cuddles and kisses with no other cats around to steal her thunder. Her ideal family might be the ones who don’t have any other cats at the moment, where she can come off the shelf and engage her new family members.

Nika is just too adorable for words.

KCAC Update


Congratulations to Ted, the 5-year-old Chihuahua, min-Pin mix for finding just the right home for himself. Once a stray, Ted is finally able to call himself a part of the family.

Now that he has two brothers and a great dad, it’s going to be male-bonding all the time! What a way to start off October!

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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