Pet of the week: Shy tabby looking for love

Chucky is a 4-month-old male orange and white tabby looking for a loving home. Kaley Toy/Daily

EDINBURG – Chucky, a 4-month-old male orange and white tabby at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, is looking for a playful new home.

Chucky is a domestic short hair kitten that has been at the shelter for about four weeks since he was found in a barn with his siblings.

Katrina Keywood, animal caretaker at the shelter, said Chucky is the last of his siblings to find a home.

His personality is “of his own,” she said, noting he is a shy at first, but once he warms up to a person he is an affectionate, playful kitten who loves to purr when he is picked up.

“He has made nice progress,” she said about his becoming more social, “but he still spooks very easily.”

She said he hasn’t received much attention from potential families because of his skittish personality, but would make a great pet for someone willing to take the time to gain his trust and love.

She added that he would do best in a home without small children and dogs that would frighten him, but “he would definitely excel with another cat.”

Chucky is up to date with his vaccinations, but will need a rabies shot soon. He is not neutered. His adoption fee of $40 includes $25 as a neutering deposit.

For more information on Chucky, visit the shelter at 268 Landfill Road, Edinburg, call 540-984-8955, or go online to

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or