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New ‘Wonder Cat’ program designed to find homes for pets

Shadow the Wonder Cat could be someone’s loyal companion.   But so far, she has not found her forever home. Some cats at the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County (AWLMC), which was founded by Brookeville resident Nona Silver, spend a short time at the nonprofit animal shelter.shadow

Shadow the Wonder Cat is hoping for a forever home

Others, like Shadow, face challenges such as health or behavioral issue.  To help cats like Shadow, AWLMC, located in Gaithersburg, recently launched a new program called The Wonder Cats. A special team of volunteers works extensively with cats who seem to be difficult to adopt¬, such as Shadow and Don Juan, who suffer from personality disorders.
The volunteers work closely with veterinarians and use a range of treatments, including medication and acupuncture, to help prepare the cats for adoption.
Shadow, who is 3 and one-half years old, has been at the AWLMC for a full year and is way overdue for finding a new home.  And as his name implies, he likes to follow people and does not like to be left alone. Although he loves people, he hasn’t been able to make friends with other cats.  Silver said Shadow is extremely smart and keeps the shelter volunteers entertained with his crazy antics. He likes to dances and play, but only when he is the one to initiate.
To meet Shadow, contact awlmc.wcat@gmail.com or 301-740-2511.
The Animal Welfare League is hosting a fundraiser at the Olney Winery on April 9. Information is available on the website.

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