POW! Hey, Star Trek Fans! Here's Your Chance To Help Spock 'Live Long And Prosper'

POW! Hey, Star Trek Fans! Here’s Your Chance To Help Spock ‘Live Long And Prosper’

Kittens will make your sad go away.”
Jason Pargin, pen name David Wong, American humor writer

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


We all take chances in our lives, whether it’s trying a new restaurant, or finding a new job, or meeting someone for the first time. Life is full of chances.


So, what are the chances a box on the side of the road would hold a decision for someone to halt their life long enough to stop and take a look? Most people would just drive by on their way to their destination and never think twice, never question, never stop.

But that’s not how it went on this warm summer day. A young woman on her way to a day of kayaking made the decision to pull over to the side of a very busy road to check out what appeared to be an empty box. When she looked inside, she almost couldn’t believe her eyes.

There, huddled against the sides of the box were six baby kittens under 2-months-old staring at her with all the innocence of angels. Their colors ranged from all white to white with black splashes to brown and black striped.

Who would have done this? Why would anyone with a heart leave a box of defenseless baby kittens on the side of the road on a hot summer day to fend for themselves? And if the thought was that eventually someone would find them, what if it had been too late?

Of course, there were no answers to these questions, but because a young woman was curious enough to take the chance, six baby kittens were saved from a possible terrible fate.

Among the six kittens was Spock, a neutered male, 3-month-old white and black Domestic Shorthair. He looks almost all white except for the splashes of black on his fur. It was almost as if someone had shaken a paintbrush filled with black paint over the top of him.

Spock is a play-baby with the energy of a whirling dervish. He loves to play with toys and with his siblings while leaving a path of destruction in his wake.

As the remaining male in this roadside litter, Spock has no fear when it comes to high places to explore. When he’s ready to settle down, he looks for a soft place to land for his daily naps.

As though living up to his namesake, Spock is not the cuddliest kitten in the mix. He, however, still has a very sweet side that makes him irresistible to hold and to give smooches.

From a box of kittens on the side of the road to the safety of a shelter with the chance of getting adopted into a fur-ever home, Spock has lived many lives in the matter of a few months.

To him we at KCAC say, “This is your chance, Spock! Live long and prosper!”

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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