Pet of the Week: Twin kittens Ninja, Panther looking for loving home

Ninja, a 4-month-old kitten for adoption at the Frederick County Animal Shelter, peers down from her perch at a shiny toy. She and her twin sister, Panther, are up for adoption. Jake Zuckerman

WINCHESTER – The Frederick County Esther L. Boyd animal shelter is seeking a new home for either of two feline sisters who were born at the shelter in April.

The black short-hair cats are named Ninja and Panther, although which is which is anyone’s guess.

Kamryn Dixon, an animal caretaker for the shelter, said the kittens’ mother came into the shelter while pregnant before giving birth to the identical twins in April.

Given the cats’ age – approximately 4 months old – Dixon said they should be able to adopt to a home with other cats or dogs present, though, it’d be best if the cats could have a small space of their own to retreat to if possible.

Dixon said she tends to see the sisters generally lolling about during the day, although she suspects they engage in their mischievous cat behavior after hours.

“They’re both pretty chill for kittens,” Dixon said. “They’re playful sometimes. I think they’re lax during the day but party it up at night.”

Interested owners can contact the animal shelter to arrange a visitation with either of the cats. Adoption for each one costs $30, along with a $50 deposit to go toward spaying the animal.

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