Sweet Spartacus looks for a serene forever home
FRONT ROYAL — Spartacus arrived at the Humane Society of Warren County as a stray at the end of February. Brought in by a good Samaritan, he was found outside a restaurant. Now, Spartacus counts among the approximately 140 cats residing at the shelter, waiting for their forever homes.
A curious blend of timid and inquisitive, Spartacus will slowly wander down the hall to explore before running back to the safety of his room. The shelter team gave him an office space to call his own in order to make him more at ease in the shelter.
Spartacus is known for being a talker, with a sweet little meow that can quickly turn to a purr when met with affection. He is quite the friendly cat, not afraid to walk up to an outreached hand in order to receive some attention and head-scratches.
Feline team leader Michael Kerns said Spartacus, a domestic shorthair with orange and white markings, that he is around 5 years old.
While he hasn’t been to known to play with the other animals, Kerns said he believes Spartacus would be fine in a home with other cats. Kerns said the bulk of the cat’s interactions with others has been to occasionally sneak up and bat one of the dogs on the nose.
Kerns said he feels a quiet home would be best for Spartacus, who likes to snuggle, but apparently doesn’t enjoy the process of getting there.
“He doesn’t like being picked up, but once he has been, he’s happy to be held,” said Kerns.
Spartacus arrived at the shelter neutered. He does not have any apparent health issues or illnesses.
The cost to adopt Spartacus is $15.
The Humane Society of Warren County is located at 1245 Prospect Drive in Front Royal. For more information, call (540) 635-4734 or visit http://www.humanesocietywarrencounty.org.
Contact staff writer Hilary Legge at 540-465-5137 ext. 184, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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