Every month I spend a Saturday morning cleaning out the cat cages at the Humane Society of Cobb County. I’m one of many volunteers they have that do the same thing on different days. I do it for several reasons: I know they need the help, the cats enjoy the socialization, and it’s good for me to spend the time with the cats.
Most of the animals in the building are cats. They just don’t have room to keep a lot of dogs. At the end of July there were 42 adult cats and 41 kittens. As you can see there are all ages, colors, breeds and personalities there. Some love attention and want you to pet them every time you walk past the cage. Some get as far away as possible when you open the cage.
These cats are kept apart from the others for a variety of reasons, including a medical issue or a socialization issue. Some cats from the same litter may be kept in a cage together. I’m always compelled to take pictures of these cats. My mother never liked cats so I was raised more of a dog person. Since I’ve left home, I’ve been around more cats and have learned to like their personalities. It’s been fun since I started pet sitting to see the different cats and their personalities that I’ve cared for. I’ve kept cats in my home for clients when they’ve been away for long trips. Still pictures don’t always do justice for the cats. With a lot of the kittens all you get is a blur.
So I decided to shoot some video this time. Of course, they are curious about the phone (camera) so they stop playing and watch me instead. You can see it on my YouTube page.
The pictures are great for my Facebook or Pinterest pages.
Hopefully some people will see how cute these cats are and go and adopt one or two. It’s kind of sad because some of the cats have been there a long time and may never get to a loving home. If you want to see more of the pictures I’ve taken go to the Cobb Humane board I’ve created on my Pinterest page.
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