Pet of the Week: Blacky needs a new forever home

Blacky, a 12-year-old domestic shorthair, is available for adoption at the Frederick County Animal Shelter. Briahnna Brown/Daily

WINCHESTER — Blacky, a 12-year-old domestic shorthair cat, is quick to nuzzle his face against the leg of any visitor he encounters at the Frederick County Esther-Boyd Animal Shelter.

He’s been at the shelter since April, Darlene Foreman, an animal caretaker said. Blacky was an owner surrender because his former family “just had too many cats,” Foreman added.

As an elder cat, Blacky takes it easy as he walks around the visiting room in the shelter. He enjoys cozying up to visitors as much as back and head scratches. He’s not too fond of being picked up, Foreman said, so Blacky probably would not be the best fit for a family with young children. Blacky is fine around other cats, but Foreman is unsure about his behavior around dogs.

Blacky has already been neutered and is up to date on all of his shots, so he is ready to join a new forever home. He can be adopted for $30 by cash or check, Foreman said.

For more information on how to adopt Blacky, contact the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter at 161 Fort Collier Road, by phone at 540-667-9192, or visit http://www.fcva.us/departments/animal-shelter.