Pet of the Week: Miss Priss needs a forever home

Miss Priss is waiting for someone to take her home. Adopt her at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter in Edinburg. Briahnna Brown/Daily

EDINBURG — Miss Priss, a 1-year-old domestic medium-hair cat, really lives up to her name –  even though she expects a bowl of wet food every morning, she’s not a fan of being cuddled or carried around.

She came to the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter in June as one of many animals from a hoarding case, explained Emily Gochenour, an animal caretaker with the shelter. Miss Priss tends to be shy around new people, and will take some time to warm up to a new family, but, once she does, she’s a very affectionate cat.

“Anyone who plans to adopt her just has to be patient with her,” Gochenour said. “She might hide under your bed for a week before she decides she feels comfortable enough to come out.”

Miss Priss would be best in a home with older children because of her “particular personality,” Gochenour noted. Miss Pirss is also playful with other cats in the shelter and likes to climb anything within her reach. She has already been spayed and is up to date on her shots.

Even though Miss Priss has been at the shelter for about four months, she’s handled it pretty well, Gochenour said, adding that most cats are not in the shelter for that long. Miss Priss’ adoption fee is $15.

To learn more about how to adopt Miss Priss, contact the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter in person at 268 Landfill Road in Edinburg, by phone at 540-984-8955, or online at https://shenandoahcountyva.us/animal-shelter.