Pet of the Week: Caesar patiently waiting for new owner

Caesar, a 5-month-old domestic shorthair kitten, is available for adoption at the Humane Society of Warren County in Front Royal. Brad Fauber/Daily

FRONT ROYAL – Caesar, a domestic shorthair cat, was picked up as a stray and delivered to the Humane Society of Warren County’s Julia W. Wagner Animal Shelter in early June when he was about 8 to 10 weeks old.

Now several months older, Caesar is still waiting for a new owner to come calling.

“Unfortunately like a lot of kittens he kind of didn’t get adopted during the cute kitten stage so he started growing up, so a lot of people have been ignoring him,” said Michael Kerns, feline team leader at the facility. “There’s a lot in here that are kind of the same story. He’s about 5 months old now. He did have two litter mates, they got adopted,  so it’s just him now.”

Sporting a light brown coat with white markings, Caesar is “just your ordinary domestic shorthair,” Kerns said, and doesn’t require any special care. Kerns added that Caesar is very independent and does fine when handled by people.

“He likes this kind of stuff,” Kerns said after pulling Caesar out of his cage and cradling him, “but he definitely prefers running around a lot more. Of course, being only 5 months old he’s still got all that energy and he wants to run around.”

Caesar hasn’t displayed any behavioral issues, Kerns said, and called the kitten a pretty adaptable animal that would fit well in a variety of homes. Kerns said Caesar does well with children, as long as they’re well-behaved and know how to gently handle small animals.

“If they’re all over him pulling his ears and stuff he’s not gonna like that at all, but if the kid knows how to handle the cat, the cat will know how to handle the kid,” Kerns said.

He said the same holds true for other animals that Caesar could come in contact with.

“As long as they’re not messing with him too much he won’t do anything to them,” Kerns said. “Like if a dog or a cat’s all over him then he’ll react but that’s about it. He won’t start anything.”

Caesar is up to date on all of his shots.

The Humane Society of Warren County has dropped the adoption fee for cats and dogs this month, as cats can now be adopted for $2 and dogs $5, Kerns said.

The Humane Society of Warren County is located at 1245 Progress Drive in Front Royal and can be contacted by calling (540) 635-4734 or by going online to www.humanesocietywarrencounty.org.

Contact staff writer Brad Fauber at 540-465-5137 ext. 161, or bfauber@nvdaily.com