Pet of the Week: Simba seeks retirement home

Simba, an 11-year-old domestic longhair orange cat, is looking for a loving retirement home. Kaley Toy/Daily

WINCHESTER – Simba, an 11-year-old domestic long-hair orange cat, is looking for a loving retirement home.

Simba resides at the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter after the passing of his owners left him without a family. Relatives of his owners brought Simba to the shelter in November, hoping the shelter could find him a caring new home.

Darlene Foreman, animal caretaker at the shelter, said that Simba is a loving, affectionate gentleman who loves to rub against legs for attention.

She said that while he is an old soul, he does have spurts of energy and enjoys playing with his feather-string toys.

Foreman added that Simba is fine being held and carried for short amounts of time and will let you know when he is ready to be put back down on the ground.

He does well around calm cats and dogs, as well as older children who won’t pester him too much.

Because he’s an older cat, she added that people are afraid to take him in and take on that responsibility, but said he would make a great addition to the family because he’s still young at heart.

Simba is a long-haired cat, which means he will need to be brushed on a regular basis to avoid any matting of his fur, she said.

Simba is up-to-date on his vaccinations and has already been neutered, making his adoption fee $30. She added that he has no known health issues.

For more information on adopting Simba, contact the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter at 161 Fort Collier Road Winchester, by calling 540-667-9192 or visiting http://www.fcva.us/departments/o-z/public-works/esther-boyd-animal-shelter.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com