Adopt-A-Pet: Happy Octo-purr!

It’s October, and as the chilly winter months come, now is the perfect time to bring a cat into your home for warm snuggles to beat the cold. That’s why the Habersham County Animal Shelter is celebrating “Octo-purr,” to help find cats and kittens their forever homes.

Meet Bagheera

Bagheera, named after the panther from “The Jungle Book,” is a sweet kitty waiting on his forever family to bring him home. (Hadley Cottingham/Now Habersham)

Bagheera is an adult male cat, who, for Halloween, will be dressing as Toothless from “How to Train Your Dragon.”

Bagheera has been at the shelter since August, and isn’t quite sure why.

“I’m a big cat, sure, but who doesn’t love to cuddle a big cat?” He says. “I’m a good kitty, and I’m ready to go home.”

Bagheera is a sweet and humble cat who doesn’t like to brag— but he’s the whole package. He’s cuddly, soft and has the sweetest face, and he’s great around other cats.

Bagheera can be found perched on top of the cat tree at the animal shelter, looking quite like the elegant panther he’s named after, waiting for someone to come give him some scratches.

“I’d be so happy to hang out in a window, or on the back of a couch, I don’t need a fancy cat tree,” he says. “I’m just ready to find a family to call my own. We could spend the winter all warm and cozy together, and maybe even share some snacks together during the holidays. I’d love to get my paws on some turkey next month.”

Meet Counter Holder-Upper

(Hadley Cottingham/Now Habersham)

Don’t let his silly name fool you, this orange kitten is ready for something serious, and the long-term relationship of his dreams starts today.

Counter Holder-Upper is an energetic kitty who loves wand toys and being scooped up for a post-playtime cuddle session, who, after months of waiting, has finally been adopted.

“I might be little, but I have a big heart,” he says. “I want to find a home with people who love me and want to help me grow up big and strong.”

For Halloween, he’s debating between dressing as a pumpkin or a can of Tang, but he’s hoping his new family can help him make that decision.

Counter Holder-Upper tells Now Habersham that his ideal forever home has new places to explore and room to chase toys.

“I can’t wait for the day I get to chase a ribbon or a red dot around a room,” he says. “And then, when I’m all tired out and my belly is full, to curl up next to someone who loves me.”

That day has arrived, and Counter Holder-Upper goes home to be with his forever family Friday.

Do you think Bagheera or any of the other animals at the Habersham County Animal Shelter could be your cuddle buddy this fall? If so, give them a call at (706) 839-0195, visit them in person Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or check out more information on their Facebook page.

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