“Peace. Freedom. The joy of living. This is what all animals seek.”
– Anthony Douglas Williams, author The Divine Pattern
- KCAC’s Adorable, Adoptable Pet of the Week is written by Tecla Metzel of Kane County Animal Control.
Independence Day 2021, has come and gone. The barbecues, the family get-togethers, the fireworks! What a difference from a year ago when we celebrated the Fourth in lock-down. Freedom has finally arrived, as we tentatively begin to live our lives the way they were meant to be.
Unfortunately, there are far too many dogs and cats in shelters that are still waiting for their Independence Day. They wait and wait and wait for that person who may never come to take them home. Home to a new world of smells and walks and people and cuddles and acceptance.
A home is what Sheba, a 9-month-old female black and white spayed female pit bull terrier, is waiting for more than anything. She arrived at Kane County Animal Control with her friends Shelbi and Sheila back in May. Her one wish is to be a lap dog and to learn how to get more snuggling from her humans.
Running with her friends didn’t give her the luxury of learning much about living in a home, a real home, so we encourage Sheba’s new owner to adopt her as an only canine in the house.
We also expect that Sheba will need to enroll in a few training classes because our wonderful world can seem a bit overwhelming. It’s nothing that her eagerness to learn backed up by some treats can’t fix, however.
Sheba is a blank page waiting for all the elements that will become her-story to come together, each chapter a new adventure.
Are you ready to write Sheba’s story?
Call Ahead For an Appointment!
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus situation, KCAC is asking any potential adopters to call ahead and make an appointment to visit any of KCAC’s adoptable animals.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. However, 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.
For more information regarding Kane County Animal Control’s adoptable animals and for an adoption application, please visit www.kanecountypets.org.
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.