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 “Marvin” the cat…

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

“Marvin is a beautiful flame-point Himalayan/ long-haired mix cat. He is estimated to be 5-6 years old. Marvin came in to the shelter by an Ocean City resident that said he found him as a stray. Although it was obvious that Marvin was someone’s pet at some point, he was in bad shape when he arrived.

He was under weight and had patches of fur missing all over his body exposing open oozing lesions. He was nicknamed “Starvin Marvin” Due to his ferocious appetite. He has since filled out beautifully and is free of any skin irritations. Grain free, limited ingrediant diet and year round flea and tick prevention is required to keep Marvin from recurring skin conditions. His food is not prescription and can be found and most pet food stores offering high quality diets.

Marvin can be playfully affectionate but seems to prefer the company of women. He’s loaded with personality and his bright blue eyes will definitely warm your heart. His history is in clear but it's possible Marvin wasn't always treated well. He can be moody at times but these incidents become less frequent once he gets to know you. He will definitely need patience and TLC while adjusting to his new home but the results will be worth it.

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Marvin would prefer to be king of his domain but would probably be ok with other non dominant cats and/ or dogs. Older animal friendly children may be okay but visit will depend. Come Visit Marvin for more info and find out if he can fit into your household.”

If you would like to visit Marvin 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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