POW! Add a Little Ginger To Spice Up Your Life This Thanksgiving!

POW! Add a Little Ginger To Spice Up Your Life This Thanksgiving!

In my head, the sky is blue, the grass is green and cats are orange.”
Jim Davis, American cartoonist, Garfield

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

Superstition has long revolved around cats, especially black cats, but believe it or not, orange cats also are linked to the spiritual world — in a very positive way!

An orange cat symbolizes both change and an evolving spirit. It also gives off warmth and strength so that its owner can remove the restraints that have been holding them back and begin their journey of growth.


Whether or not you believe in the spirituality of orange cats, when you meet Ginger, KCAC’s 4-month-old orange and white Domestic Shorthair kitten, you might feel as though all the burdens of life have been lifted for at least that moment as you watch her play.

She was an owner-surrender that came in with Saffron, her apparent sister. Both kittens were given up due to too many cats in the home.

A typical kitten, although a bit shy in the beginning, it only takes a moment for her to begin exploring her surroundings. Kittens aren’t known for doing anything half way, and Ginger isn’t any different.

When she plays with her sister, she’s all kitten, rolling around in an orange blur, hiding and jumping out from small places. When she’s tired, she sleeps hard wherever she might be at the time.

Ginger has no clue there might be another world beyond the feather fishing pole she’s chasing or the tiny little ball she just batted down the hallway.

She’s loving life in the here and now, waiting for her new family to adopt her so they can begin their spiritual journey together!

KCAC Update


Congratulations to Cheese and Crackers, the itty-bitty kittens that were surrendered together. They now belong to a wonderful family that will encourage them and allow them to grow into the fun-loving cats that everyone at KCAC knows they can be.

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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