Happy, lovable Boogie seeks home

Boogie is ready to move out of the Humane Society shelter in Front Royal. Adopt him for $15. Josh Gully/Daily

FRONT ROYAL – After being freed up for adoption through the court system, a nearly 3-year-old cat is in need of a new home.

Boogie, a black and white shorthair cat, has been housed at the Humane Society since February. Tiffany Rothgeb, Humane Society animal caretaker, said Boogie arrived when his former owner moved out of a house and left five cats behind.

She said although Boogie has been at the shelter for six months, his long stay has nothing to do with a troubled personality. She explained that because the way he was seized, a court had to approve that he could be adopted, which happened about two weeks ago.

Although Rothgeb said Boogie is beloved by Humane Society employees, they want to find him a home because he is such a lovable cat.

She said while some cats can get angry or depressed while being housed at the shelter for an extended period, Boogie’s high spirits were always intact.

“He’s always had a good personality, I’ve never really seen him get down,” Rothgeb said.

Amanda Fox, Humane Society animal caretaker, said Boogie’s personality mirrors that of a dog and he enjoys chasing toys. She added that Boogie loves being petted and often licks the face of anyone holding him.

“He loves to be loved on,” Rothgeb said.

Rothgeb said that Boogie is neutered, does not have any health issues and is an “easy keeper” with no special requirements. Weighing in at 12 pounds, Fox added that he is a good eater. 

Rothgeb said that he gets along wonderfully with other cats and although he has not been around many dogs, he would probably “fit into anywhere.” She said while Boogie is “mellow,” he is quick to have fun and often playfully wrestles with a cat friend at the shelter.

For more information on Boogie, who can be adopted for $15, contact that Humane Society at 540-635-4734 or visit the office at 1245 Progress Drive any day except Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.