Shane Wants to Move From the Streets to Your Couch – Pet of the Week
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 “Shane” the cat.…
Here is some information on Shane from the Humane Society of Ocean City:
“Shane is a handsome male orange domestic short haired tiger cat. He is about 2 years old. Living on the streets of Philadelphia was not easy for Shane. Food and comfort was hard to find. Stray cats like Shane often rely on the kindness of people to get by day to day. Shane thought his days of scrounging and begging for things were over when a couple picked him up and decided to make him their pet.
Although, their intentions may have been good, their living situation was not any better than Shane's. They took him blocks away from everything he was used to and brought him back to their residence, a tent under I-95. When they went out for the day, they closed him into the tent without any food and water. Shane lived this way for several months until he escaped one day and made his way to a colony of feral cats.
The caretaker of the colony noticed Shane was intimidated by the other cats and seemed afraid to eat and drink with them. The homeless couple kept trying to corral him back to their tent but he kept running from them. He didn't want to go back to them either.
The HSOC was contacted and took him in when there was space. He was very thin and loaded with fleas and internal parasites when arriving at the HSOC. He mostly ate, drank and slept for the first week or two.
Although Shane had a rough start in life, he seems to have taken it all in stride. He is friendly, affectionate and playful. He would probably adapt to any type of household as he is extremely easy going. Shane is good with other cats and doesn't seem to mind dogs. He also seems like he would be fine with kids of all ages."
If you would like to visit Shane 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.