Pet of the Week: Youthful Gomez ready to explore a new home

Gomez, a 4-year-old domestic medium-haired cat, is available for adoption at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter in Edinburg. Brad Fauber/Daily

EDINBURG – Gomez is a few years removed from still being able to claim kitten status, but that doesn’t mean the 4-year-old feline is lacking any of that youthful energy.

“He’s still very playful even though he’s a little bit older,” said Katrina Keywood, an employee of the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, where Gomez has resided since he was surrendered by his previous owner on Jan. 18.

Indeed, as soon as Gomez was left free to roam in the small room inside the facility  he began exploring every corner of the confines. Keywood described Gomez, a black domestic medium hair with bright green eyes, as laid back, albeit with an adventurous side.

Keywood said that Gomez would be a comfortable addition to any home, then added “if you don’t mind stuff being knocked off the table” after the cat casually knocked over an item sitting on the bottom shelf of a small bookcase that rests along one of the walls of the room.

“He’s very inquisitive to his new surroundings,” Keywood said. “He’s nosey.”

Nosiness aside, Keywood said Gomez is completely healthy and requires no special care. He’s been neutered, she added, and is up to date on all his vaccinations.

Gomez does well with kids, according to Keywood, and likely would do very well in a house with other pets. Keywood said Gomez prefers to play with his feline friends at the animal shelter rather than explore alone, and she thinks he could become acclimated to dogs as well after getting to know them.

“Personality-wise I can’t say anything bad about him,” Keywood said. “He likes to be loved on and he likes to play. … I could see him sleeping in the bed with you – once he got done knocking everything off the table.”

The adoption fee for Gomez, as well as other cats at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, is $15.

The shelter is located at 268 Landfill Road in Edinburg and can be reached by calling (540) 984-8955 or by visiting shenandoahcountyva.us/animal-shelter.

Contact staff writer Brad Fauber at 540-465-5137 ext. 161, or bfauber@nvdaily.com