Every Thursday morning at 7:15am on the Lite Rock Morning Show, the Humane Society of Ocean City brings in the new Lite Rock Pet of the Week.

If you are thinking about adding a pet to your family, please consider adopting from the Humane Society of Ocean City, a no-kill shelter recognized as one of the nation’s top ten animal shelters.

 All of the animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped before adoption. All animals also receive an Alumni Card which entitles them to a 10% lifetime discount for veterinary services at the Humane Society of Ocean City clinic.

This week we met Kitty the cat…

Here is some information on Kitty from the Humane Society of Ocean City:

“Kitty is an extra large solid gray domestic short haired cat. He is approximately 6 years old. Kitty was moved to Ocean City from Colorado with his family about 1 year ago.

Unfortunately, they had to move again and this time they weren't allowed to have pets. So, Kitty and his canine friend, Dasher were surrendered to the HSOC.
Devastated from this newest life change, Kitty spends a lot of time under a blanket in his cage. It's taken some work, but shelter staff has earned his trust. If you lift the blanket, Kitty is there, purring and waiting for belly rubs.

Kitty is a wonderful cat and a loyal companion but it's not instantaneous. It's going to take some patience to help kitty adjust to a new home. He is in need of a calm, quiet household that is committed to keeping him for the duration of his life.

Kitty is vocal, affectionate and will roll over in an instant to get a belly rub. He likes to sleep in bed and sit on laps. He's good with dogs and okay with other feline friendly cats. He's been with kids but would probably prefer to live with adults only."

See the available Lite Rock Pets of the Week

If you would like to visit Kitty or need more information about any animal up for adoption at The Humane Society of Ocean City, call 609-398-9500 or stop in any day between 11a-3p.

To adopt from the HSOC you will need one form of identification, which includes your name, permanent address and proof of ownership (i.e., local tax stub). If you rent, written approval from your landlord is required as well as personal identification.The adoption fee is $50.00 for cats or kittens and $85 for dogs, adults and puppies.

They accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and debit cards. Checks are accepted upon management’s approval. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, microchip if requested, free first vet exam, and all necessary vaccinations through the first year. Adoption applications are available at the shelter.