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Would you consider adopting a special needs cat?

Published: Sep. 11, 2020 at 5:56 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The following is a transcript of our Adopt-a-Pet segment on Good Morning ArkLaMiss.

Jessica: Good morning, everybody! We’re doing our Adopt-a-Pet segment today, as you can see we’ve got a very friendly cat with us this morning, I’m joined by Ms. Brooke Wells from River Cities. Thank you for being with us!

Brooke: Thank you for coming to see us!

Jessica: I love the cats, so this is already a good day. And who do we have with us today?

Brooke: This is Augustus, he is a handsome young fellow, about 2 1/2 years old. He has been neutered and is ready for adoption. As you can see, he is very playful and very loveable, and would be a great family pet. He’s very good with children. Nothing fazes him.

Jessica: When I walked in he was so friendly and so excited for anyone to walk through that door.

Brooke: He is very people motivated, he just looks at you with those big eyes and you can’t help but reach out and love on him.

Jessica: And so we were talking about him and he is a special needs cat and we were talking about getting more people to adopt special needs cats, what does that mean?

Brooke: Well we have a lot of cats or kittens that are special needs that doesn’t necessarily mean you know medical issues, but cats that maybe need a little more care and attention than another kitty. He has had some medical issues so we are waiting on him to be cleared from the vet, he has been with us for quite a long time but not because he’s not loveable or not adoptable , we were just waiting for the medical clear from our veterinarian and now we’ve got that and we want to place him in the best home that he deserves because he doesn’t deserve to live here.

Jessica: Especially after a few years here he wants to be in a home, just having the run of the place.

Brooke: He does great with other cats, he loves other cats, he’s never been around dogs but I feel with his personality he’d adapt very well to a home with dogs. He is very active and mobile so maybe not the best pet for an older person cause he can kind of trip up even me so I feel like a home with a lot of children, lots of activity, he’s going to jump right in.

Jessica: A place for him to have a lot of fun because he was having a lot of fun with that toy earlier. For people who want to adopt now during COVID-19 how can they do that?

Brooke: We are asking that people make appointments before they come just so we can moderate the amount of people in the shelter at one time, we do have a pre-adoption application on our website that we’re asking people to fill out before they come in so we can have an idea of what they’re looking for so we can point them in the best direction for their family. Once you submit that it will email it right to us and then make your appointment, we have appointments Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 6 so we’ve been very accommodating with that and getting people in here to adopt and we just ask that you wear your mask.

Jessica: Awesome thank you so much for being with us.

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