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 Giselle the cat…

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

“Giselle is an adorable female gray and black tiger striped domestic short haired cat with white feet and chest. She is estimated to be  2 years old.

Giselle was dropped off, along with her 2 kittens at a feral cat colony. People often will dump off unwanted domestic cats in known feral cat colonies thinking they will be fed and cared for and will live happily among a bunch of other cats. That's usually not the case.

Domestic cats want to be around people and feral cats are afraid of humans but usually like being around other cats. Domestics are often not accepted too well within the colony and can be easily intimidated by the other cats. Sometimes they're too scared to even come out to eat with the other cats. They often starve or wander away from the colony in search of another source of food.

Giselle was spayed and re-released back into the colony because the caretaker could not find a home for her or a shelter that would take her at that time. Her craving of human interaction was strong and she kept wandering away from the colony. At one point she got her head stuck in a fence nearby the colony. Fortunately, the caretaker saw her and was able to free her. This would happen at least 2 more times before the HSOC had space to take her.

Now Giselle awaits her forever home. She is very friendly and affectionate. She is good with other cats. She just wants to be with people too. She may even be good with feline friendly dogs. She seems as though she would do fine with children of all ages and fit into most households. Consider Giselle as an addition to your family."

If you would like to visit Giselle 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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