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 Penny the cat…

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

“Penny is a pretty gray/silver domestic short haired cat. She is approximately 2 years old. Penny was originally adopted from the HSOC about one and a half years ago when she was 6 months old. A former adopter came in and wanted a companion for the kitty he had adopted from us the previous year.

Penny fit the bill and went home. Everything was going well until Penny's owner had a health issue that landed him in the hospital. Now faced with fact that he had no one to help him take care of his faithful companions and knowing his condition was going to cause future several day stays at the hospital, Penny's owner decided to surrender her back to us. Along with Penny came her feline roommates, Christy and Miles.

Penny is shy at first, so patience is necessary. However, once she knows you, she is very affectionate. She will let you know how she feels as she is extremely vocal. Although Penny has been around other cats, she would prefer to be the only cat in the household unless she was to be adopted with one of her already known feline friends. To our knowledge, she has never been with dogs but may be okay with a calm feline friendly dog. Penny has never been with children and would probably do best in a low activity household with kids over 12. Consider adopting Penny!"

If you would like to visit Penny 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.