Pet of the week: Sweet Skye looking for forever home

Skye is up for adoption at the Esther Boyd Animal Shelter. Jake Zuckerman/Daily

WINCHESTER – The Esther Boyd Animal Shelter is looking for a new home for Skye, a dilute calico cat.

Skye came to the shelter in March with a litter of kittens, according to animal caretaker Judy Myers. Despite her tiny stature, Skye nursed her litter to full health.

“She weighs about 6 pounds, she’s petite,” Myers said. “She’s such a petite little girl, when she came in with all those babies I was like, ‘You’re just a baby yourself!'”

Myers (who adopted one of Skye’s kittens) estimated Skye to be between 1 and 1 1/2 years old.

Curious and trusting, Skye is open to fraternizing with strangers who are ready to give a good scratch behind her ears. Although she hasn’t been tested with dogs directly, Myers said the cat behaves well when dogs walk past the cat room, which is a promising sign.

Even though Skye came in as a stray, Myers said, “She didn’t seem to be a feral cat when she came in. She was really sweet from the get-go.”

When asked for any advice to a potential owner looking to adopt this green-eyed, pink-nosed furball, Myers said there isn’t much to lose.

“She’s just a sweet girl,” Myers said. “I think she’d be a good addition to any family.”

Adoption at the shelter usually costs $30, along with a $70 spay and neuter deposit. However, now through Monday, the shelter is offering cats that have been spayed or neutered for $15, and the deposit for those not spayed or neutered would be $50.

The Esther Boyd Animal Shelter is located at 161 Fort Collier Road, Winchester.

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