“They say that the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, “Can he name a kitten?”
– Samuel Butler, 19th century English novelist and critic
- KCAC’s Adorable, Adoptable Pet of the Week is written by Tecla Metzel of Kane County Animal Control.
His name says it all.
Squiggles. He’s a squigglier, feisty little kitten.
Smaller than most his age, this 3-month-old neutered male, gray and white Domestic Shorthair was found as a stray, but seems to have been born with the knowledge he would have to fight for his place in this world.
Not one to rely on his cuteness or good looks, Squiggles has made a name for himself at the shelter for giving the other kittens a good run for their money. He enjoys the company of other cats as long as he can roll around on the floor with them and play rough.
He’s not a real snuggle-type kitten, but he will do his due diligence and take his naps close to his people.
Perhaps if he were in the presence of older felines, Squiggles might release the small chip on his shoulder and model their behavior, but for now, he’s the prince of his kingdom, and he knows no boundaries.
With his cute bunny-like face and nose, Squiggles would definitely be the last one anyone would think to cause havoc in the home.
Just a note to the wise. Don’t be fooled by a cute face and an outgoing personality!
Congratulations to Portillo, the yellow lab. He found the perfect family willing to take on his high energy and lack of discipline. From the photos already shared with KCAC, Portillo (he has a new name, too) is living the good life with his new fur-ever family.
Getting spoiled seems first on his new life’s agenda as he’s shown with his new toys, a new bed and his very own place on the couch. Seems like it’s going to be a tough life for this rambunctious and forever happy boy, but we’re sure he’ll make it through.
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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