February pets of the month
By Joan DiPiero and Lynn Weisberg
In 2012, 114 dogs and 108 cats were adopted! Our Pets of the Month promotion began last January and has contributed to this success, thanks to the support of La Biblioteca, which has allowed us to display our monthly attractions on a poster in the entranceway showcase.
This month’s featured cats are Nicky and Nadia, brother and sister, who arrived at the SPA when they were only a few weeks old. Too small and fragile to be mixed with our larger kittens, they needed special attention. Two of our wonderful cat volunteers, Helen and Paul Dickson, lovingly fostered them for several weeks. These darling kittens, now four months old, are ready for forever homes. Nicky has striking seal-point Siamese markings with sky-blue eyes; Nadia is a stunning tortoise. Both have charming personalities, are playful and full of energy, yet ready to crawl on a lap for an occasional siesta.
Nellie and Donald are our beautiful February dogs. Nellie, about two, is a slender, medium-sized, mixed-breed dog with an especially pretty face and a gentle temperament. She likes to please and loves chew treats that can keep her busy for hours. She dislikes being confined in her cage and is quite vocal about it. She is happiest when let out to stretch her legs and play with other dogs. We want her to be freed from her cage permanently, hopefully to an owner who will provide plenty of love, some exercise, and tons of treats!
Donald is a very special guy! Like the man of my dreams, he’s handsome, gentle, loyal, undemanding, quiet, and not fussy. His only flaw, which all Prince Charmings have, is his extreme shyness. Donald needs an undemanding female owner with a gentle, patient, loving approach to provide a quiet, calm environment for him. He walks well on leash in familiar territory, but prefers to play in a yard. Mellow with cats, he gets along well with other dogs, especially females. His soulful eyes melt your heart and it is incredibly rewarding to have him trust you and want to cuddle with you!
Adopt any of these Pets of the Month during February and receive a free adoption kit. Meet them and their friends at the SPA, Monday-Saturday, 11am-2pm, Los Pinos 7, phone 152-6124. See our website www.spasanmiguel.org and follow us on Facebook (it’s easy to join) www.facebook.com/spasanmiguel with albums of our wonderful animals available for adoption.