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March Animal Stories

We have pigs, kitten season is here, meet return grandma cat "Bunny"



Did you know Haven Humane Society also shelters farm animals? We currently have chickens and seven pot-bellied pigs available for adoption. Pigs require fresh feed and water, a strong enclosure, and friends to love them and hang out with them. These gals are very social and have personality galore! And if you are ever looking to add goats or sheep to your flock, be sure to call us to see if we have any available.



With the prolonged cold and rainy weather, we were quite surprised when newborn kittens started arriving at the shelter the first week of March. The orphaned kittens have gone into foster homes where they are fed every three hours and other mommy-duties are performed by humans. One queen with newborns is taking up residence at the kitten nursery, which will open early in April with around-the-clock staff. It is very important to leave kittens where they are and check back on them over several hours. Their mothers sometimes must go far or wait patiently to find food, or they may be moving their kittens one by one to a safer place taking several hours to transport the litter. Suckling is an important part of a kitten’s development and emotional health. Humans can provide basic life-saving care, but not the comfort that only comes from nuzzling into mom’s fur and falling asleep on her warm belly.



If you are the kind of person who just wants to give an older pet a loving home to live out its golden years with love and the comforts of home, I’ve got a special kitty for you. Grandma Wrinkles, as I call her, aka Bunny, is a 14-year-old cat and is currently residing in Sascha’s Playhouse with four other adoptable cats. Bunny first came to Haven Humane as a 3-year-old stray in 2013, 11 years ago! Then, her ear tips were ragged, possibly from ear mites. We took care of that, resulting in shorter ears, and she was adopted. Lo and behold, Bunny returned to us as a stray this February, now age 14. The information on her microchip had not been kept up-to-date, so we weren’t able to reach her owner. I visited her in Sascha’s playhouse and she was the first of the five cats to come to me for petting and love. She couldn’t get enough of chin scratches and pets. She has an “old girl” meow, which is very unique to her. I fell in love within minutes and had to let you know what a wonderful cat she is. My hope is that she ends up with a sunny spot on a living room rug and a kind person to comfort her through her last years.


If you find a pet, or you’ve lost one, there are several resources on our website designed to reunite pets and families. You’ll find them at www.havenhumane.org/lost-pets. Among the links provided on that page is one for Petco Love Lost. The great thing about Petco Love Lost is pet owners can upload a photo and profile of their pets before the pet goes missing. If the pet then goes missing and the finder posts a photo of the found pet on the website, Petco Love Lost uses facial recognition of the pet and data-matching to help identify where it belongs. Check it out at https://petcolove.org/lost/ and scroll down until you see the area shown below to upload your pet’s information. Microchips are still the most recommended way to identify found pets, but signing up your pet proactively with Petco Lost Love will allow people who find lost pets get them home before taking them to a shelter or vet hospital.

Your support helps us take care of great pets, like Bunny, and gives us the months it takes to grow up tiny kittens, and patiently wait for those few people who want to adopt Pot-Bellied pigs.


For the animals,

Mark Storrey, CEO




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