Every Thursday morning at 7:15am on the Lite Rock Morning Show, the Humane Society of Ocean City brings in the new Lite Rock Pet of the Week.

If you are thinking about adding a pet to your family, please consider adopting from the Humane Society of Ocean City, a no-kill shelter recognized as one of the nation’s top ten animal shelters.

All of the animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped before adoption. All animals also receive an Alumni Card which entitles them to a 10% lifetime discount for veterinary services at the Humane Society of Ocean City clinic.

This week we met George the cat…

Here is some information on George from the Humane Society of Ocean City:

“Meet George! He is a large, 9yr old, solid gray domestic short haired cat with striking green eyes. George was brought to the shelter with his brother, Pierre. Their owners moved from Florida to Ocean City only to find out upon arrival that they were not allowed to have pets at the residence they rented.

So, after that long drive up the coast, they were dropped off at the shelter. Reeling from confusion of what just happened, George was a bit shy and stand-offish at first. He has since come out of his shell with some extra TLC from our staff and volunteers and has become extremely sweet and affectionate.

George seems as though he would prefer a quiet home. Calm children over 12 would be ok. Younger children may be ok also, visit depending. George is good with other cats and even though he's never lived with dogs, he probably would adjust in time."

If you would like to visit George or need more information about any animal up for adoption at The Humane Society of Ocean City, call 609-398-9500 or stop in any day between 11a-3p.

To adopt from the HSOC you will need one form of identification, which includes your name, permanent address and proof of ownership (i.e., local tax stub). If you rent, written approval from your landlord is required as well as personal identification.The adoption fee is $50.00 for cats or kittens and $85 for dogs, adults and puppies.

They accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and debit cards. Checks are accepted upon management’s approval. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, microchip if requested, free first vet exam, and all necessary vaccinations through the first year. Adoption applications are available at the shelter.

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