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Pet of the Week: Felines Niki and Evander seek homes

Siblings Evander and Niki are now available at the Warren County Humane Society. Ashley Miller/Daily

FRONT ROYAL – Siblings Niki and Evander, 10-week-old domestic shorthair kittens, are available for adoption.

Tiffany Rothgeb, kennel three attendant at the Warren County Humane Society, said the siblings came in six weeks ago when their previous owners abandoned them.

“When they arrived here at the shelter they were both very ill,” Rothgeb said. “They both had upper respiratory issues and minor eye concerns.”

Both kittens are missing their ears. Rothgeb said it is not uncommon for cats to be born missing extremities but she’s never seen it firsthand. With a little tender loving care, both kittens are on the mend and running throughout the playroom chasing small toys.

Janet McMillan, kennel two attendant, has been spending a lot of time with the kittens and she said despite their ears, both kittens are playful and love attention.

“Despite their story, they’re both full of energy, life and spunk,” McMillan said. “They’re affectionate and sweet, and love to be held. Quite often you can hear them purring when you first pick them up because they love to snuggle.”

The attendants said both kittens are up to date on their shots and show no signs of aggression toward other cats or humans. Ideally, it would nice to see the siblings adopted together but they said that’s not always possible.

Niki and Evander are ready to be adopted today for $15 each.

For more information on how to adopt Niki, Evander or another animal, contact the shelter at 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal. Phone: 540-635-4734. Online: >humanesocietywarrencounty.org

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