Kitty Love

Elodie Reed

By Elodie Reed

Staff Writer

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ST. ALBANS — Are you searching for some love this Valentine’s Day? How about cuddling with some champagne, chocolates and … a cat?

Though they may not be able to provide you with your soul mate, the Franklin County Humane Society can make the cat part happen. About half a dozen kitties are up for free adoption today and tomorrow as part of the shelter’s “Fall in Love With a Senior” event.

Kitties like Boots, Venus, Checkers and Grandma, who are six years old and up, can be taken home for free once a match is made and an adoption application is approved. According to Rusty Posner, director of the shelter, the Humane Society has had an influx of cat surrenders this year, with more than 100 housed there in the fall and around 70 still waiting for new homes.

“We have a lot of wonderful cats here,” Posner said.

There’s one cat in particular the shelter wants to find a warm, loving home. Grandma, who is 14 years old, has been at the shelter for eight months. “We’re really motivated to find a home for her,” Posner said.

For more information, call the shelter at 524-9650 or e-mail at info@franklincountyhumane.org.