Special needs cats in need of new homes
Nicholas Mathews, of the Simcoe and District Humane Society with Wedunno, one of 25 cats available at the shelter through the society's 'special needs' adoption program that is underway and continues to Feb. 28. Contributed photo
Need a barn buddy?
How about a shop sidekick?
If so, then you might want to visit the Simcoe and District Humane Society.
They have all kinds of cats that would make excellent barn buddies or shop sidekicks.
“These are cats that aren't feral but really wouldn't do well in a home either because they're really not all that social,” Cathie Hosken, president and shelter manager at the Simcoe and District Humane Society, said. “They're not the kind of cat that is going to come up to you to be petted and to show you affection.
“But they make great barn buddies because they do fairly well in a barn, work shop or even a warehouse.”
They're good companions and they help keep rodents under control. All they really need is a warm place to stay, good food and care, Hosken said.
Some, after a time, do become social, but that usually takes a long time, she added.
The potential barn buddies are among a group of more than 20 cats available through a special needs adoption program offered by the society until Feb. 28. All of the cats up for adoption have had their shots, been spayed/neutered and are available for $30.
Other special needs cats up for adoption include some who have some medical issues and are in need of a home and others who are senior or older kitties.
“We have one – Yoda – who has a thyroid problem and the onset of kidney issues,” Hosken said. “But Yoda is a lovely cat that would make a wonderful pet for someone.”
Some of the cats up for adoption right now are the type that should only go to a single-pet home, she added.
Many of the senior cats and those with medical issues have either been surrendered to the humane society or have come into the shelter off the street.
The Simcoe and District Humane Society is at 24 Grigg Dr., Street in Simcoe and can be reached at 519-428-9161.