Friday February 08, 2013 10:30 AM EST
Adopt Me! Mish Mish Got the Boot When a New Kitten Arrived
by Amy JamiesonHome. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Meet Mish Mish, a 3-year-old cat who was given up when a new pet came into the picture.
When a kitten moved into Mish Mish's Salisbury, Md., home, she didn't take it well. She stopped using her litter box – presumably because she was jealous – and things took a turn for the worse. The cat was forced to live in a basement for a while until her owners decided to hand her over to the Humane Society of Wicomico County.
"She's had a hard life," says Angela Bounds, one of the adoption coordinators at the shelter, who adds that Mish Mish was a street cat before she lived in that home. "But she's excellent, she's my favorite cat in the shelter."
It took Mish Mish some time to learn to socialize again and, since arriving in August, she's really made progress. "She's not real big on being picked up," says Bounds. "But she'll come to you on her own terms. If you talk to her, she'll roll over."
These days, she enjoys watching all the comings and goings at the shelter – "We got her a cat tower and she loves that thing," Bounds says – but it's time for Mish Mish to find a more permanent perch to observe her surroundings.
If you think Mish Mish is the cat for you, contact the Humane Society of Wicomico County at 410-749-7603.
Click here to meet last week's adoptable pet, Amanda.
Adopting a pet is an amazing experience – and a big decision! Before bringing a pet into your home it's important to consider your family circumstances and do your research on breeds.