ADOPT A FRIEND -"Sweet Pea"
"Sweet Pea" was one of over 100 cats that were recently saved from a hoarding situation. The cats were kept in rabbit hutches and in a car. The conditions were found to be deplorable and most of the cats were found in fair to poor condition. Most could not be saved due to health issues but the ones that could be saved have been put up for adoption and are looking for a loving forever home.
Hoarding is the excessive collection of items, along with the inability to discard them. Hoarding often creates such cramped living conditions that homes may be filled to capacity, with only narrow pathways winding through stacks of clutter. Some people also collect animals, keeping dozens or hundreds of pets often in unsanitary conditions.
Hoarding, also called compulsive hoarding and compulsive hoarding syndrome, may be a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). But many people who hoard don't have other OCD-related symptoms.
People who hoard often don't see it as a problem, making treatment challenging. But intensive treatment can help people who hoard understand their compulsions and live safer, more enjoyable lives.
NAME: “Sweet Pea”
COUNTY ID #: A378708
AGE: 3 1/2 years
GENDER: Adorable Female
BREED: Very beautiful Tortie
WEIGHT: A slim young chic
COLOR: Muted brown, black, white
HOBBIES: Rolling around while you pet her, cuddling up with her human companion, hopefully you!
PERSONALITY: This little sweetheart comes from a hoarding situation so she is a bit shy at first but warms up very quickly. VERY sweet little girl and deserves a loving forever home. Looking for someone who has patience which will be well rewarded.
If you or anyone you know is interested in adopting the wonderful pet featured this week, please call the Prince George's Animals Management Facility in Upper Marlboro at 301-780-7201 to check on the availability. You may also visit www.pgamd.petfinder.com or www.petharbor.com to see many more precious pets that are available for adoption.
TIP OF THE WEEK
An indoor cat’s claws may become torn and ragged and require clipping. A scratching post will help to keep them in good repair and minimize or eliminate the need for your intervention. Never use scissors to trim your cat’s claws. Use special cat clippers. Here is how to clip your cat's claws. Hold the cat’s paw up to a strong light so you can clearly see the quick – the sensitive pink part of the nail you want to avoid. Gently squeeze your cat's paw to extend the nail and remove only a small portion of the white outer nail. Make sure you hold the nail trimmer perpendicular to the nail. If in doubt have your veterinarian show you how to cut the nail or have them do it.