Pet of the Week: Loveable Brandon is ready to share his affection with new owner

Brandon, a 2-year-old domestic medium-hair cat, is available for adoption at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter. Brad Fauber/Daily

EDINBURG – A quick visit with Brandon, a 2-year-old domestic medium-hair cat who is residing at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, reveals that the feline craves affection.

He’s even got a special trick to show his adoration for his human companions.

“Brandon’s a sweetheart – and he likes to give hugs,” said animal caretaker Emily Gochenour while scooping up the cat, who then wrapped his front paws around her neck in a gentle embrace.

“The hugs are his special thing,” she added. “He greets me with a hug every day. And you can tell he loves affection.”

After spending the past four weeks at the shelter, Brandon is ready to share his love and affection with a new household. He’s a genuinely good-natured feline, and Gochenour used the words “playful,” “cuddly” and “outgoing” to describe the black cat with the bright yellow eyes.

Gochenour said Brandon is great with children and has already once resided in a home with other cats, and she added that the feline would likely do well in a household with dogs as well.

“He greets everyone,” Gochenour said. “He does enjoy taking his catnaps up on his shelf. He likes to look outside and see what’s happening. But as far as personality goes, he is just very bubbly, and he seems to get along with just about everyone. He loves to be near you.”

Brandon also would do well as an indoor/outdoor cat, Gochenour noted.

“I think he would prefer to be indoors with humans because he is very affectionate,” Gochenour said as Brandon stood up on his hind legs to initiate more contact with his caretaker, “and you can tell he can’t get enough love.”

Brandon is neutered and up-to-date on all of his vaccinations. Gochenour said Brandon has a sister also residing at the shelter who is “identical” to her twin brother. The two do not need to be adopted together, Gochenour noted.

Cat adoption fees at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter are $15.

The facility is located at 268 Landfill Road, Edinburg. For more information, contact the shelter at 540- 984-8955 or visit online at www.shenandoahcountyva.us/animal-shelter.