Pet of the Week: Doc the cat seeks a new home

Doc is a male domestic shorthair cat living at the Human Society of Warren County. Jake Zuckerman/Daily

FRONT ROYAL – The Doc is in – in need of a new home that is.

Doc is a male domestic shorthair cat living at the Humane Society of Warren County. He’s just about 5 years old and is looking for a forever family, and a scratch behind the ears.

Marcy Gallo works as the kennel director for the animal shelter. She said that although Doc is sick with feline immunodeficiency virus – HIV for cats – research has come a long way with the disease and Doc is ready to move on with his kitty life into the next chapter.

“He’s very sweet, and super laid back,” Gallo said. “He gets along with all the other cats.”

Gallo said Doc could handle a home with other cats. Dog owners, however, may want to consider a trial run before full-fledged adoption.

“Doc’s perfect owner is someone who works full-time,” Gallo said. “(Doc) can get by just fine on his own, but will be looking for affection when his owner comes back.”

True to Gallo’s words, Doc is constantly seeking a gentle scratch on the crown of his head. When he isn’t being caressed, he will sometimes rub against the legs of a chair or cage.

Doc is spayed and neutered and ready for adoption, according to Gallo. The standard adoption fee for cats is $15.

To meet Doc or other pets seeking adoption, potential owners can visit the Warren County Humane Society at 1245 Progress Drive in Front Royal.

Contact staff writer Jake Zuckerman at 540-465-5137 ext. 152, or jzuckerman@nvdaily.com