By Kailani Clarke
Elm Staff Writer
As anyone whose life has been graced with the company of a senior animal can tell you, pets, like wine, get better with age. The Animal Care Shelter for Kent County currently hosts several older adoptables who exemplify this excellence. Among them are Petey and Callie, this week’s Pets of the Week.
Petey and Callie are a brother-sister pair of cats who boast 14 proud years on this earth. They were surrendered through no fault of their own, all after living together in a home for over a decade. They have been at the ACS for almost a year now. Both must have had good self-care routines as kittens, because Petey and Callie are stunning even in old age. Petey is a green-eyed tabby with fur like smooth grey flint. His ears are tall and curious. Callie is equally striking, with her grey-calico coat and crystalline green eyes that hold an inquisitive glint.
Despite being surrendered so late in life, Petey and Callie harbor no ill will toward people. They are both quite affectionate, and enjoy warming laps and mooching for cuddles. Unfortunately, both cats are declawed, and Callie is deaf. However, this hardly slows them down. They currently serve as chief office cats for the ACS’s Executive Director, and love getting to know visitors.
According to ACS Volunteer and Education and Outreach Coordinator JP Hooker, Petey and Callie would find an ideal home with a senior human or in a hospice situation. They would also likely flourish in a private office or practice setting. They could be adopted separately, but these two have been joined at the fuzzy hip for 12 years, so perhaps a mellow environment where they could enjoy the rest of their lives together would be best. Both are housetrained and fine around children and other cats. Petey and Callie have come a long way, and hopefully the way will not wander much farther before it leads to their forever home.
If you are interested in adopting Petey and Callie, you can fill out an adoption application online or in person at the Animal Care Shelter for Kent County at 10720 Augustine Herman Highway, Chestertown, MD, or call at 410-778-3648.