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Bandit

People for Cats is open only for people seriously interested in adopting a cat. Please come into the shelter during adoption hours to pick up an application to be pre-approved for adopting a PFC cat. Once you have been pre-approved, you are welcome to come to the shelter during adoption hours to be shown our cats.

The application process for pre-approval is different for adult cats and kittens:

• Adult cat applications may be picked up at the shelter during adoption hours or emailed to you to print out and bring in.

• Kitten applications are available at https://forms.gle/eKS2p2MqfBtbtYdX7.

Please note masks are required when visiting the shelter.

It’s important to remember that unlike our pets, not all animals have the luxury of a heated shelter during the winter. Even though feral cats do not want human contact and would be miserable inside a house, there are ways we can make their lives more comfortable.

If there is no obvious nearby shelter for a feral cat (for example, under a shed or inside an abandoned barn), you can construct a simple house, using directions found on numerous internet sites. It’s important to make the opening small enough to exclude predators and to also have a separate exit door. Straw (never use hay) bedding or a heating pad will insulate them from the cold without retaining moisture. Locate the house in a secure place and provide wet and dry food and water daily in a heated bowl, so it doesn’t freeze.

For the sake of all animals who spend time outdoors, use pet-friendly ice melt products and do not leave chemicals, such as antifreeze (which is deadly in small amounts) where a cat or dog might drink them. Finally, if you park your car outside, be aware that cats often gravitate toward the warmth of the engine. A quick toot of the horn before you start the car will startle any possible hitchhikers and can save a life!

Our cat of the week is an adorable little tuxedo fellow named Bandit. In addition to his formal attire, this 9-month-old is super friendly, very active and the biggest “purr-mobile” in the world. You can hear his purrs from quite a distance away! We would like to see him go into a home with another young cat to keep him company and work off some of his energy. Also available for adoption are: a stunning 7-year-old longhaired black and white lady named Luna, who is friendly and just a tad spicy; another Luna who is also 7 years old, has short ebony fur and is still quite shy; a 4-year-old white, gray and orange calico girl named Zen who absolutely adores attention; a handsome and sweet 1½-year-old gray and white shorthaired lad named Jericho; and a painfully shy little 1½-year-old brown tabby lass named Stevie.

PFC shelter is at 44 Beagle Lane, Teaticket. Our mailing address is PO Box 422, West Falmouth, MA 02574.

The shelter is open for pre-approved adopters on Wednesday 4-6 PM and Saturday 10 AM – 1 PM. If you need to get in touch with us, call our hotline at 508-540-5654. Press #0 if you have cat related issues, questions, are interested in volunteering or for additional information about People for Cats. Press #2 if you need help from our Veterinary Care Assistance Fund, which provides financial assistance for veterinary care and spay/neuter for qualified residents of Bourne, Falmouth and Mashpee. Press #3 if you must surrender a cat or kitten. All calls are returned as quickly as possible.

All for the love of cats…

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