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SPCA of Hancock County

141 Bar Harbor Rd , Trenton, ME, 04605

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The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Hancock County (SPCA) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of animal welfare, to the protection, sheltering, and placement of companion animals into responsible, loving homes, to humane education in the community, and to local, state and national animal advocacy. We are a life-saving shelter serving, first and foremost, local animal populations and pet owners.

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Pets in this Shelter

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Hemingway

Himalayan

Are you looking for a cat that's a little bit different? Look no further! With my unique features, I'm a stunning kitty, and on top of t... show more

Are you looking for a cat that's a little bit different? Look no further! With my unique features, I'm a stunning kitty, and on top of that, I am one of the gentlest boys you'll ever meet. I did well with cats previously at the SPCA but my former owner said I didn't get along with their cat, so I'm a little bit of a mystery too! I was returned to the SPCA because my declawed paws hurt and that gives me potty problems. Really, I'm like a doll, though, and just love quietly sitting with you ... and maybe on your computer too. I'm a great butt typist! I do have some health concerns that you should be aware of, though. I am diabetic and require daily insulin shots to manage the sugar levels in my blood. Maybe my eyes have been so froggy because I'm so high off my own sugar! Anyway, I'm a super nice and chill boy so I'm good about taking it, but I'm gonna need a family committed to helping me with this longterm health problem. Our communications person says I'm the bestest kitty and that I need a good home - too bad she has a bajillion cats already and can't take me! I love just quietly chilling with a person and would LOVE to be with a human that gets lonely when working or schooling from home. Available for Adoption Front-pawed declawed Has litterbox issues from being declawed Diabetic Fixed: Yes Up-to-Date on Shots: Unsure House Trained: Mostly Tolerates cats Tolerates dogs Unknown with kids Temperament: Very sweet Arrival Date: 10/16/2020 show less

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Marquis

Boxer

I never expected to be at the shelter for so long! I really am a good girl, super smart and trainable, just maybe a tiny bit finicky. Su... show more

I never expected to be at the shelter for so long! I really am a good girl, super smart and trainable, just maybe a tiny bit finicky. Super smart might be an understatement, actually. I know not only tricks like how to sit but how to "sit pretty" where I get up on my tippy toes and look adorable. I also showed the shelter staff not to underestimate me when I came in on the week of July 4th - when fireworks went off, I broke through every door that wasn't deadbolted and found my way outside! Luckily, I knew to hang around the building and stuck to the woods until they caught me the next day, but that was the first time a dog had open six different doors to get out on their own. I sure showed them! I am a very determined girl who knows her mind, as you can tell, and that's part of what makes me so fun. I love humans including kids, but I don't tolerate naughtiness of any degree and will put an overenthusiastic child in their place. So I would be best with older kids or a family that understands that a dog needs boundaries and that I have my own rights to protect my space. I am pretty sure cats are evil creatures from another world, so I do NOT want to be in a house with them. While I am okay with other dogs, I would much rather meet them in a dog park than have to share my home with them. Not all dogs are as clever as me so it can be hard to work together, and sometimes they pick on me because I'm so nervous about new things. This is probably the point I should admit I have some terrible separation anxiety. I really do not like the idea of being on my own, and I've already admitted I know how to open doors so it's not really an option to leave me alone for long. I also am likely to pick a favorite person out of a group and be very protective of them, because that's what friends do is keep each other safe. I don't always understand that humans like to roughhouse with each other, though, so if I see someone getting rough with one of my favorite humans, I might think you're threatening them and try to scare you away with some intense barking. All in all, I may sound finicky but I'm an incredibly nice girl who loves challenging her brain. Whether it's coming up with new tricks, exploring with my favorite people, or running around with the zoomies with my favorite people, I love when I can try new things and feel safe at the same time. I really want a family and will do everything I can to keep them safe. show less

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Onyx

Domestic Short Hair

Hi! My name is Onyx and while I am a super shy cat, I am also super sweet once I get to know you. My sister, Raven, is the outgoing one,... show more

Hi! My name is Onyx and while I am a super shy cat, I am also super sweet once I get to know you. My sister, Raven, is the outgoing one, whereas I like to sit back and observe quietly first. I also am very athletic! I can climb just about anything, love playing with my sister Raven, and even love running on the cat-sized hampster wheel here at the SPCA. Because my confidence totally depends on my sister being nearby, we need to be adopted as a pair - but that just means more love and fun for you! I am more easily spooked than my sister and may not do well with rambunctious kids running around since I have a history of bad anxiety. I used to be so anxious, I was plucking out all of my fur! I had naked little chicken legs when I arrived at the shelter after my sister came here first. I missed her so badly! I still take once-daily anti-anxiety medication that really helps me calm down and not make myself a nakey little boy. That's something I'll need my future family to continue to administer to me. And although I don't run up for love like my sister, I do like people and really appreciate being given time to get to know you. Once we're friends, I like sitting by you and being petted but I maintain my independence and don't want to be a lap cat at this point. What I do love, besides my sister, are toys! I'm very particular about toys and know exactly which ones I want to play with, so seeing me find my favorite toys and playing with them is a real treat for the shelter staff! PS - We both were diagnosed with a genetic issue called megacolon when we were kittens. However, we recently learned that Raven was misdiagnosed and actually has intestinaly dysbiosis. My symptoms have been mostly controlled by medication, but the shelter thinks I may need to be re-evaluted to see if I was misdiagnosed as well. While we're not QUITE ready to be adopted yet because we've got these health questions lingering, we are both SUPER ready to know when we will go home in the future! So please consider filling out an application on us today - the best things in life come to those who wait! That's right - the best things are two awesome black cats!  show less

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Raisin

Domestic Shorthair

I am probably the most lovey kitty you could ever meet. I love being scooped up like I'm a baby and carried around in your arms. I reall... show more

I am probably the most lovey kitty you could ever meet. I love being scooped up like I'm a baby and carried around in your arms. I really don't like being alone for long and would much rather spend my time with people, any people as long as they're decent! I am quick to make new friends and am a favorite here at the shelter, but somehow I haven't been adopted yet - probably because I'm FIV positive and that's generally misunderstood, I'm a black cat and people have issues with those, I'm an older cat although I'm plenty spunky and health problems can occur at any age, and let's face it, I have tummy issues. But really, I'm purrfect and need to be in a good home - that would be the best present ever not only for me but for the whole shelter! So what to talk about first, my problems or why you should adopt me? Let's get the bad stuff out of the way first. I have gastrointestinal issues and chronic diarrhea. After thorough testing and bloodwork, we still don't really know why that is. My vet suggested I try a novel protein diet, and as long as I stick to particular ingredients, that seems to be helping! The cat care manager can thoroughly explain my dietary needs and what seems to work for me. In short, salmon and duck work best for me! But you have to be careful that the food you give me does not contain any hidden mystery meats, like "liver" or "chicken fat" somewhere in the ingredients list. Again, this is something my friend the cat care manager Kate would gladly walk you through! As for being FIV positive, it's not as scary as you might think. In the past, it was said FIV positive cats could never be with other cats, etc. etc., but actually, FIV is only passed through deep puncture wounds, not by sharing food or water bowls or even by playfighting. So a cat like me could be with other cats even if they aren't FIV positive. I'm a really good girl and even though I don't really like other cats, I'm not the sort to go fight with them. Also, FIV does not typically impact a cat's life span or health.  As for the perks of me ... well, testimonials are in, and staff say I am absolutely one of the best cats in the shelter right now! They say I deserve to be in my forever home after being surrendered twice. I'm cuddly, affectionate, goofy, love spending time with you, and am still playful and like toys, even though I'm getting older. I am also extremely patient. One of my homes had a kid that got so rough with me, the mom admitted she worried the tot was going to break my legs, but I never, ever lashed out at the child. I would love to be an only pet but will tolerate other animals if it means being with wonderful human beings who love me. I really hope I can have my own forever home soon! show less

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Raven

Domestic Shorthair

HI! My name is Raven and I am a SUPER smart cat who can open up pretty much any locked door in the shelter... or cabinet... or bin of ca... show more

HI! My name is Raven and I am a SUPER smart cat who can open up pretty much any locked door in the shelter... or cabinet... or bin of cat treats... or anything I feel like sticking my head into! As a result, I make the humans here laugh all the time. I'm kinda the shelter clown. I am also super atheletic and absolutely love running on my cat-sized hampster wheel; check out my video! I also am totally bonded to my borther Onyx. He might be a bit shy, but I think he is the best brother. In addition to being a bit of a character, I also absolutely LOVE human affection - give me pets, and give them to me ALL the time. And don't you dare lock me out of the room you're in! I wanna be where the people are! So if you are looking for a super smart kitty who will make you laugh, please consider adopting me and my brother Onyx today. PS - I have a condition called intestinal dysbiosis, where my gut doesn't produce enough good bacteria. I've been managing my symptoms with a special diet. If you want to learn more about my condition, this is what it is like in humans: https://microbiome.ferring.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw8rT8BRCbARIsALWiOvRf5RVpEUcKI2ivvETqAk7cyt-KgXvtoiyHR1VDRhzp5VLH8ow0SwgaAitvEALw_wcB and here is a link to information on stomach problems in animals and how it affects us: http://www.millikenanimalclinic.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/small_intestinal_dysbiosis.pdf show less

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Spark

Domestic Shorthair

Here is the story of a girl who maybe had a spark of cattitude and a ton of purrsonality. I became a tripod kitty in my first home when... show more

Here is the story of a girl who maybe had a spark of cattitude and a ton of purrsonality. I became a tripod kitty in my first home when I needed emergency surgery and my family asked the SPCA for some help. But in the end, I just really didn't like living with other cats, and it was only worse now that I had three legs, so I was brought to the SPCA to find a new home. Once there, I kept people on their toes by being super sweet and friendly sometimes and a hissy little spitfire other times. Needless to say, Spark suits me very much! Then I was adopted and stayed in a home for almost a year, but when I developed a UTI, I got defensive and my family worried I was being aggressive to the kids. I was actually trying to tell them I really didn't feel good so don't annoy me, but anyway, now I'm here again. I'm feeling better now and still like to keep staff on their toes! I choose when and by whom I will be loved, but I can be great with kids when I want to be. I just need them to listen to me when I have something to say, that's all! On the other hand, I do not like other animals - they should go elsewhere! Part of why I get moody at the shelter is because there are so many stinky animals all around. Ugh! I would much rather be an only-cat, pampered by a family that appreciates my sass and spunk along with my love. Visitors and noises don't bother me too much, as I still have a lot of confidence and am a great judge of character, if I do say so myself, which I will. So if you think you would like a cat that talks back and lets you know what she wants, a kitty that will love you as much as she will train you, and if you think you can be a good human, I would love to be yours, if you will be mine. show less