An animal shelter in Manhattan has a new furry friend up for adoption.
Deb Watkins, Director of the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter in Manhattan, joined meteorologist David George with Kamo on Thursday morning. Watkins said the three-year-old Chihuahua-dachshund mix recently joined the shelter when her owner suddenly lost their home and wanted to make sure the pup was cared for.
Kamo is $141 to adopt, and is good with kids of all ages, dogs and cats.
Watkins said the shelter also has another 18 dogs, 45 cats, 7 barn cats and 6 finches available for adoption. Find their full roster of available pets here.
The T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter also has a Barn Cat Program designed to find homes for cats six months of age and older deemed unadoptable through normal procedures and not suitable for life inside a house.
A cat is determined as a “barn cat” for reasons including:
- Inconsistent indoor litter box habits.
- Cats that are fearful of people and prefer the company of other cats.
- Feral cats found as strays.
Barn Cat Program participants need to provide:
- A warm, secure barn or similar building for the cat to live in.
- Consistent dry food and fresh water.
- Vaccinations every three years and licensed veterinary care in case of injury or illness.
All barn cats come:
- Spayed or neutered.
- Vaccinated against FVRCP and rabies.
- FELV and FIV tested negative.
Barn cats require an adoption contract and a $25 adoption fee. People interested in the Barn Cat Program can contact the shelter at 785-587-2783.