“We also have to focus on ourselves, because at the end of the day, we’re human, too. We have to protect our mind and our body, rather than just go out there and do what the world wants us to do.”
– Simon Biles, GOAT, Olympic gymnast
- KCAC’s Adorable, Adoptable Pet of the Week is written by Tecla Metzel of Kane County Animal Control.
Perfection is a state of mind rarely met. All of us strive for it, some of us risk everything to achieve it.
The toll the journey to perfection takes can wear us down and wreak havoc on our mental state, as well as our personal life as the sacrifices we have to make consumes every fiber of our being.
Those around us who get caught up in the pursuit of perfection many times wind up getting tossed to the side because we’re too busy rushing forward to see who is paying the price behind us.
Often, the casualties are the four-legged pets that live with us and, supposedly are in our life to make our lives easier. If their request for us to slow down and notice them goes unheeded, they may begin to act out in the only way they know how, by errantly disregarding the boundaries that had once been set for them.
Clementine and her sister, Little Bear are the latest casualties of a family attempting to reach some kind of perfect unit, while ignoring the mental and emotional needs of their two most sensitive felines.
At first, the sisters had a hard time adjusting to shelter life. All the sights and sounds and scents seemed so overwhelming that Clementine, a 6-year-old orange Domestic Shorthair, attempted to keep herself hidden from everyone by turning herself backwards in the cage. “If I don’t see them, they don’t exist.”
Since “the girls” came to KCAC, the shelter staff has begun to see changes in Little Bear and Clementine as they adjust to their new environment. We owe a large part of this success to not only the staff, but our wonderful volunteers who have taken the time to just sit with them in their room.
Both ladies are using their litterboxes, eating and rolling over for attention.
The sisters will do best in a home with an experienced owner who will be patient during the time it takes for them to settle in. The new parents should not have any other animals in the home.
Just know that it will take time for these sweet girls to adjust to their new home.
They will act very shy at first and might even stop eating for a time. But once they know that this is their home, the realization of their quest for a secure perfect life, they will be happy, healthy and healed.
The adoption fee for both Little Bear and Clementine is $100 total, plus the fee for the rabies tag.
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.
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