Pet of the Week: Rambunctious Munchkin looking for playmate
WINCHESTER – Just past the kitten stage, 1-year-old Munchkin is still a rambunctious little cat. A brown tabby with striking green eyes, he is always eager for fun.
“He’s a pretty playful guy,” said Kamryn Dixon, a caretaker at the Frederick County Esther L. Boyd Animal Shelter. “Whenever I go to leave the room he wants to try and smack at my feet.”
It doesn’t take much to get Munchkin excited and once he is, one can expect a lot of pouncing and nibbling. He has not yet been neutered, so he currently resides in his own private “bachelor pad” in the shelter. Full of light and climbing spaces, a small water fountain is also kept there because he likes to bat at the continual stream of water.
Not the least bit shy, he will easily approach a new person if it means he might get some affection. Accessible feet will likely receive a light nibble as Munchkin attempts to lure those around him into playing.
Dixon believes Munchkin would be fine in a home with other animals. The biggest factor with him is knowing that the new owner will be taking home a young, lively creature.
“This isn’t an older cat where you just give them some food and water,” she said. “He wants to be around you and wants to play a lot.”
Munchkin was brought to the Frederick County Esther L. Boyd Animal Shelter as a stray in late April. Not much is known about his life before he arrived at the shelter, but Dixon says that he does not have any health issues. However, he would need to be neutered and receive a rabies shot before adoption.
The fee to adopt Munchkin is $80.
The Frederick County Esther L. Boyd Animal Shelter is located at 161 Fort Collier Rd. For more information call (540) 667-9192 or visit http://tiny.cc/zietzx.
Contact staff writer Hilary Legge at 540-465-5137 ext. 184, or email@example.com
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