Young-at-heart Nemo ready for new home

Nemo, an 11-year-old male domestic short hair, is taking it easy at the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter. Kaley Toy/Daily

WINCHESTER – Eleven-year-old Nemo still has a lot of love left to give.

An orange and white domestic short hair at the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter, Nemo is just as playful as cats half his age, and he shows it often.

He may be an older cat but “he gets in his playful spurts,” said Kamryn Dixon, animal caretaker at the shelter.

Nemo has been at the shelter for a year now – “Our last long-time resident,” Dixon said.

He’s affectionate and loves attention, but “some days he doesn’t want to be messed with.”

Like any other cat, he has his solitary moods, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t like his playtime.

He’s a friendly cat and loves to be petted, and pushes his head against your hand to remind you that he’s still there.

Dixon said the best home for Nemo would be with an older adult or older couple with no kids and no other animals.

“He’s dog aggressive,” Dixon said, but he does well with other cats.

He eats his treats and loves catnip and gently bites your hand for attention, like most other cats do.

His adoption fee is $30 and he is already neutered.

He’s a happy and healthy cat and he’s ready for a loving new home.

For more information on adopting Nemo, contact the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter at 161 Fort Collier Road Winchester, by calling 540-667-9192 or visiting

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or