Cats and kittens for Christmas!

by | November 28, 2019 5:00 pm

Last Updated: November 26, 2019 at 11:51 am

Belle wasn’t enjoying her time at Jones Vacuum Center 487 Bells Highway Nov. 23.
Jodie Mullen, one of the Friends of Colleton County Animal Shelter members working the cat adopt-thon at the business, said Belle was out of her comfort zone.
The foot traffic into the store, the sounds of the cars and trucks going by the business, and being confined in a cage, were all combining to put the two-year-old domestic short hair cat on edge.
Belle, Mullen explained, is accustomed to life at the Colleton County Animal Shelter. Belle was brought to the shelter by her former caretaker and has been at the animal shelter for over 200 days.
Belle was among 20 cats and kittens relocated to Jones Vacuum Center for a couple of hours in hope of attracting a potential person to love.
Mullen said that there are another 130 cats and kittens being tended to either back at the animal shelter or by volunteers in foster homes. “We have all sizes and ages,” Mullen said.
Mullen introduced some of the felines looking for a home. In one cage, Dustin was peeking out from a Christmas blanket.
In another cage, Larry and Mo were keeping an eye on everything going on around them.
Even though Mo’s name is missing an “e,” Mullen said, they were named in the honor of the Three Stooges. “There was a Curley, but he was adopted about two months ago,” Mullen said.
Mo and Larry are both domestic short hairs with a distinctive coloration Mullen described as marbleized orange.
“I would like to see them adopted together,” Mullen said. “I can see them snuggling up with you and watching a Christmas movie.”
Another cage had a quartet of kittens ready for pre-adoption. They would not be handed over to their new caretakers until they are old enough to have all their shots and have an ID chip imbedded under their fur.
Mullen pulled out a large envelope that contains all the vital information for the cats and kittens who were on show at the store.
The volunteers and animal shelter personnel try to do whatever possible to ensure a successful adoption.
If someone comes to the shelter looking for a dog-friendly cat, Mullen said, they can find one. They have cats that spent time boarding with families that also had dogs to ensure that they are dog friendly.

To see potential furry friends, visit the shelter at 33 Poor Farm Rd. or call 843-893-2651.

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