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 “Peyton" the cat. Peyton is a 2-3 year old female black domestic short haired cat.

" Peyton was abandoned in a feral cat colony. The colony’s caretaker immediately noticed that she didn’t belong but noticed her left ear was tipped (it is commonly known among anyone that does Trap, Neuter & Release (TNR) that this is a sign that the cat has been altered and vaccinated).

Peyton was timid but kept trying to approach the caretaker, but was chased away by some the existing colony cats. The caretaker was afraid that Peyton was unable to fend for herself or get food since she was so intimidated by the other cats. She was trapped and brought to the HSOC for a chance to get a home.

It is unknown if Peyton ever really had a home, but she’s extremely affectionate and loves belly rubs. It takes her a few minutes to warm up but once she does she loves to be pet and purrs up a storm.

It would take some time and patience but Peyton would make a wonderful loyal companion to a quiet home preferably without small children. She would probably be okay with 1 or 2 other cats or a calm dog."

See all of the available Lite Rock Pets of the Week

If you would like to visit Peyton or need more information about any animal up for adoption at The Humane Society of Ocean City, call 609-399-2018 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.