POW! Want To Hang Out With Royalty? Duchess Is a Purr-fect Companion

POW! Want To Hang Out With Royalty? Duchess Is a Purr-fect Companion

Indeed, there is nothing on this earth more peaceful than a sleeping, purring cat.”
Jonathan Scott Payne, US Air Force officer (retired), author

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

Wanted: Large feline to hang out in loving home, taking up space on unused chair or couch, eat whenever she wants and sleep all day. Must be willing to waddle around the house doing laps with family member, but once situated, spend most days acting as a either a greeter or cat security in between naps, of course.


The above description could very well fit Duchess, a female, gray, Domestic Shorthair that was found as a stray near the Aurora Municipal Airport, which begs the question, why was she at an airport?

Perhaps she wanted to hitch a ride on a plane that would take her to lands unknown, finally leaving all her troubles behind.

Or perhaps someone decided she was no longer an important part of their family and let her go. When she was brought into KCAC, there were areas of mats on her back that needed shaving and she was front-paw declawed.

Duchess loves living the life of a pampered feline. Her own chair, food when she wants it and plenty of companionship when she deigns to engage. Although she’s overweight, she’s on a weight-loss program with a little exercise thrown in.

She doesn’t mind walking laps with a staff member, but once she’s ensconced in her favorite chair or happily living the good life on someone’s lap, it takes a village to remove her.

She can purr with the best of them and depending on how safe she feels, she can actually hold a conversation. A few brushings a day will keep her fur free of mats and her skin breathable.

Duchess is a true lady deserving of a life with a pet parent that will understand her need for a quiet life filled with the freedom to be who she really is — a survivor and a loving companion.

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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