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Irwin - North Country SPCA

Irwin - North Country SPCA

North Country SPCA

23 Lakeshore Road, Westport • 962-8604

The NCSPCA would like to thank the owners of Keene Lodge for hosting last Sunday's annual "Paws for a Cause" auction event in Keene Valley, along with our many other contributors who provided food, entertainment, and donated items for sale or auction. The event was a terrific success, and our animals greatly appreciate the funds raised toward our shelter.

The annual "Gimme Shelter" Golf Tournament is swiftly approaching; July 20 will be here before we know it, and preparations are underway to ensure this event will be as enjoyable and entertaining as that of 2011! Proceeds of the tournament, hosted by the Westport Country Club, will be donated toward our new shelter fund. For more details and how to reigster, please visit http://www.ncspca.blogspot.com/

This week's featured pet is orange-and-white tabby cat Irwin, who was a victim of Hurricane Irene last summer. Irwin, along with about 10 other cats and kittens, was displaced during the flooding and left homeless. When he arrived at the shelter, staff soon noticed that he did not seem to be adapting well to the environment and seemed unwell. We learned that Irwin has a compromised immune system, likely due to not getting the proper vaccines when he was a kitten. As a result, this poor fellow gets the sniffles very easily when he's around a lot of other cats. Although he has had difficulty living around the other cats at the shelter, Irwin would be able to thrive in a multi-cat household, as long as the other cats are all up-to-date on their vaccines. He is currently being cared for in a foster home, doing very well on some basic medications, but needs a new living situation by July 31. We are hoping that he will find his forever home by that time so that he does not have to return to the shelter. With his sweet personality and easygoing attitude, Irwin would be a great addition to the right home... could that home be yours?

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