Cattery seeks local homes for well-bred felines

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Humane Society of Perry volunteers Dorothea Peterson, right, and Kendra Woehl opened the Cattery doors Saturday morning for the monthly adoption open house. Smudge, left, is a happy but homeless cat.

Humane Society of Perry volunteers Dorothea Peterson and Kendra Woehl opened wide the Cattery doors Saturday morning for the monthly adoption open house.

The Cattery, which received a state license in October as a certified animal shelter, works with a 25-cat limit, according to Peterson. She said cats in excess of 25 must wait in the city’s holding facility until adoptions at the Cattery make room for them.

The holding facility is next to the city recycling center on Ivy Street.

“We still have a number of older adult cats that for one reason or another have been overlooked by people wanting to adopt,” Peterson said. “These would all make excellent barn cats. many of our younger cats have been very well socialized and would make very loving house pets.”

Woehl, who works with Dallas County Extension as a master rabbit breeder and as a judge at many county fairs around the state, said the Cattery’s clientele are well cared for but deserve a permanent home.

“We love them while they’re here,” Woehl said, “but we also love to see them find a forever home.”

Funding from a Bock Family Foundation grant supported the Humane Society of Perry’s trap-neuter-release program, but the money is gone until the next grant cycle, Peterson said.

The Cattery is located on the southeast corner of Willis Avenue and W. Second Street in Perry. Interested potential adopters who missed Saturday’s open house can call the Humane Society of Perry for a special appointment at 515-465-3413.

Time in the sun is limited in the Cattery, where every cat has his day.
Time in the sun is limited in the Cattery, where every cat has his day.

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