Location: Lexington PetSmart
August 18, 2014
Welcome to the first installment of Mews from the Cat Room! The purpose of this blog will be to keep all of Pawmetto’s wonderful supporters and volunteers up-to-date about our off-site animal care facilities at local PetSmart stores. Just in case you aren’t aware, there are three PetSmart’s in our area where Pawmetto houses some of our feline friends: Harbison, Lexington, and Two Notch. Each facility has regularly scheduled volunteers for AM and PM shifts, and depending on needs or availability, an afternoon shift. These volunteers also use an email chain to update each other about any happenings or updates during their shifts.
Today’s cute kitty spotlight is on Olivia.
Olivia is a female orange tabby roughly 1 ½ years old. Can you believe this little girl has already had a litter of kittens? But now that her motherly duties are behind her, she deserves a bright future. Olivia has been at PetSmart for a few weeks now, but has yet to come out of her condo as it takes her a little longer than others to get comfortable. She does love affection, though! She talks and wiggles all around when petted, and will even turn to give kisses and love bites.
This shy girl is also pretty playful. She gently bats around toys and wands, and will give you “the paw” when you begin to pull away. (“The paw” is when a cat places his or her paw on you to let you know “Hey! I want attention and I choose you!”)
As with all animals at Pawmetto Lifeline, Olivia has been spayed, has received her microchip, is up-to-date on vaccinations, had her FIV/FELV combo tests, and is on monthly flea and heartworm preventatives. If you’re willing to give this wonderful gal some time to settle in, she is sure to warm your house and heart in the long run.
by Courtney Long, Volunteer and Foster, Pawmetto Lifeline