“Looking at a cat, like looking at clouds or stars or the ocean, makes it difficult to believe there is nothing miraculous in this world.”
– Leonard Michaels, American writer
- KCAC’s Adorable, Adoptable Pet of the Week is written by Tecla Metzel of Kane County Animal Control.
Look up at the night sky during this time of year and you might be able to pick out Orion, the Hunter, in the stars. The constellation is one of the easiest to find due to the brightness of the stars within it, especially if it’s a clear, star-filled night and you have a pair of binoculars or a telescope.
No telescope is needed to view Kane County Animal Control’s Orion, an 8-month-old neutered orange tabby Domestic Shorthair — just an appreciation for felines with an outgoing personality.
When you meet Orion, be prepared to be taken by storm as he attempts to climb on your shoulders and nuzzle your neck and ear. There’s nothing shy or timid about this young man as he makes it very clear that he wants all of your attention!
Teaching him to play isn’t something that needs to be on your agenda because he has absolute fantastic play skills, developed all on his own.
Don’t be fooled by his sedentary posture as you walk into the cat room. That will only last a second or two. Soon, he will begin his marathon run around the cat room pretending he’s Lightning McQueen, moving so fast it’s hard to tell it’s a cat in the blurred image.
Orion gets along well with other cats and may benefit from having a friend to play with, to do “zoomies” with and snuggle with during the day.
Orion will brighten up your home with energy, playfulness, and above all, love. And isn’t that a miracle!
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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