Humane Society’s longest-tenured cat seeks home

Cassidy is available for adoption. Josh Gully/Daily

FRONT ROYAL – Cassidy has been at the Humane Society of Warren County since February, longer than all of the cats at the shelter.

Bonnie Rayburn, Humane Society animal caregiver, said Cassidy is a black domestic shorthair cat who arrived as a stray but who may have previously been a pet. 

“He’s been here the longest, and he’s a really sweet cat” and “there’s no reason that he should not have already found a home,” she said. 

Rayburn said one reason Cassidy has not been adopted is that the Humane Society has a multitude of black cats to choose from and he has just not found a connection. 

She added that it is also “kitten season” and many adopters gravitate toward the younger kittens.

“Everybody looks straight at kittens, and they kind of overlook our older guys,” Rayburn said.

She said adopting an older cat like Cassidy, however, comes with the benefit of being aware of his fully formed personality.

His personality, she said, is that that of a “low-key,” friendly, nice guy. She added that he is “tidy” and not prone to creating a mess. 

Rayburn said Cassidy loves attention and enjoys crawling up to a person’s shoulder and being petted. While this quality makes him a good “lap kitten,” she said Cassidy can just as easily entertain himself with a toy.

“He’s just been overlooked,” Rayburn said. “For some of the cats, you can say ‘this personality is hard to place’…but he’s just been overlooked.” 

Rayburn said Cassidy also gets along well with other cats, but she is not sure if he would do wekk in a house with dogs.

Cassidy is neutered, has no health issues and can be adopted for a $15 adoption fee. Anyone interested can contact the Humane Society at 540-635-4734 or visit 1245 Progress Drive in Front Royal.