Our featured pets of the week are three adult cats.

Love is one of the easiest and most satisfying emotions we can experience and that loving bond between a person and their pet is a wonderfully unique thing.  Pets show unconditional love in a way that is virtually impossible to get anywhere else.  In showing this love and loyalty, they put their ultimate trust people to take care of them and love them in return. Unfortunately, there are many pets that have been abandoned or abused or find themselves alone for a host of other reasons.  In a continuing effort to provide caring homes for deserving pets, the Heber Springs Humane Society and The Sun-Times have teamed up to showcase a featured pet.

Our featured pets of the week are three adult cats.  Adult cats are often overlooked at the shelter because they are older and quieter.  For cat owners, adult cats are a pleasure; they are usually calmer, gentler, less inclined to climb the drapes or scratch the upholstery (especially with a good scratching post available).  They sleep more—and cuddle more.  At the end of a long day, they are companions to sit with you—or on you.  We have three mature cats currently available at the shelter: Pumba, a long-haired black cat with golden eyes, who grew up in shelters; Tod, an orange tabby, with matching eyes, who enjoys some privacy; and Kiwi, a ten-year-old cat with silver marbled coloring, whose owner could not keep her but sponsored her to offset the cost for others.  These three beautiful cats have much love to share.  

     For further information on the cats and dogs available at the Heber Springs Humane Society, call (501) 362-7322, or visit the Heber Springs Humane Society Facebook page. The pictures taken for this column and most of the pictures on the Facebook page have been taken by Lee Wallace, who has volunteered her time and her talent in support of the Heber Springs Humane Society.  Please remember to spay and neuter your pets.