Pet of the week: Bubbles is looking for lots of attention

Bubbles, a 1-year-old calico cat at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter is looking for a home. Kaley Toy/Daily

EDINBURG – Bubbles, a 1-year-old calico cat at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, is looking for a forever home with a loving family.

Emily Gochenour, animal caretaker at the shelter, said Bubbles is a female cat who was brought in by a family after they found her in their car engine. They tried to find her a home but couldn’t keep her so they brought her to the shelter.

Bubbles has a soft, diluted calico coat. She has been at the shelter for about a week and is very loving, warming up to new people quickly.

“She has a bright and bubbly personality,” Gochenour said. “She’s a sweetheart.”

She loves attention and is known to follow people around, rubbing up against them and sitting on laps while purring.

“She would be a good inside kitty because she loves the attention,” she added.

Bubbles would do best in a family environment where she would get the attention she craves. She is well-behaved around kids and Gochenour said she believes Bubbles would be OK around dogs and other cats.

Bubbles is up-to-date on her vaccinations. She is not spayed so her adoption fee is $40 — $25 of that fee is a deposit that goes toward her spaying surgery.

An update on the cat Sharpie, previously featured from the shelter, was given by Gochenour.

During a recent dental cleaning, Sharpie was found to have hyperthyroidism and has a mouth infection, causing her vet bills to grow. She is on antibiotics to remedy these concerns.

“We really want to thank the people who donate the money,” Gochenour said, noting that it allows animals like Sharpie to receive the treatment they need before finding a new home.

For more information on Bubbles or Sharpie, contact the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter at 268 Landfill Road, Edinburg, by phone at 540-984-8955 or visit its website at http://shenandoahcountyva.us/animal-shelter.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com