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Adopt Bertha

Female Adult Domestic Short Hair /

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SPCA of Hancock County

About Bertha

Hello, my name is Bertha. I enjoy treats and my wet food! I can get pretty worked up here at this noisy shelter, when it's time for cleaning I sometimes give the workers a hard time. I originally was found as a stray, and taken in by a good samaritan. I was in my old home for about eight months but I hated the kids that lived there- they were much too noisy for my liking. I love my food and if you feed me treats, ill be your best friend. I think I would be a sweet girl in my new home if my humans were patient with me, and I've slowly begun to show affection here as well. Although I might be independent and standoffish sometimes, I think I have the potential to come out of my shell and flourish in a new home- without kids to drive me crazy! I am currently on medication to help my anxiety here at the shelter. We have just recently started this and won't see a difference in my mood for a few more weeks. Hopefully, I won't be here by then!

Adoption Fee: $Adult Cat (3 years - 7 years) 150

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Details

Name
Bertha
Age
7 years, 2 months
Gender
Female
Size
Medium
Weight
6.8 lb
Shots up to date
YES
Pet Has Special Needs
NO
Ok with kids
NO
Housetrained
YES
Hypoallergenic
NO
Spayed / Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
NO
Ok with cats
Not Sure
Behavior Type
Unknown
Likes toys
Unknown
Litter trained
Yes
Likes catnip
Unknown
Is food motivated
Unknown
Favorite treat
Unknown
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