POW! We're Back, With a Kitten Named Venus!

POW! We’re Back, With a Kitten Named Venus!

Cats are so wonderful because they’re furry, purry and totally independent.”
Ann Widdecombe, British politician, author and television personality

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

It seems like a lifetime ago that we all met here on the Pet of the Week page to highlight the newest adoptable animal at Kane County Animal Control.

In actuality, it’s only been four months, but so much has happened since we first learned of a virus called COVID-19 that the days and weeks have blurred together like faint childhood memories.


So it’s only fitting that we begin this Pet of the Week with a cat named Venus, so named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty, both of which we all need a lot of right now.

Venus began her life with neither love nor beauty because she was left at the front door of KCAC in a box along with her brother Jupiter when the two of them were only about two-months-old.

Happily, both cats have thrived under the care and feeding of our kennel staff and county vet.

Venus can be a little sweetheart while at the same time living up to her reputation as a playful kitten. At only 3-months-old, she’s earned her reputation at KCAC as the “Surprise Bomber.” One minute she’s playfully scooting a feather across the floor and the next she’s disappeared.

Now where did that Venus go? In no time at all, she jumps out from a desk or cabinet and onto your shoulder or lap. Surprise!

Her other favorite activities include playing with shredded newspaper and taking up an entire office chair for her daily naps.

Venus can sometimes have a little bit of an attitude toward other cats, so she might do well in a home with just her human friends or with her twin brother. She loves people and doing the shoulder cuddle while she purrs up a storm.

Call and make an appointment to visit with Venus. She’ll not only fill your life with love and beauty, but she will make a wonderful addition to your “stay at home” time and for all the days after.

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KCAC COVID-19 Update

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, KCAC is asking any potential adopters to call ahead and make an appointment to visit with Venus or any one of KCAC’s adoptable animals.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, bu we want to continue to remain vigilant in keeping our employees and county animals as healthy as possible.

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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