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Animal Shelter Report Cinder and Princess are looking for love

By Cory McKeown

Published on September 11, 2018 1:30PM






Even though Cinder is a dog, and Princess is a kitty, they have something very much in common — they are spending their lives lingering at the shelter with no homes to call their own.

Cinder is a mature dog that has the coloring of a Rottweiler, but she is a nice medium size and much smaller than a rottie. She is the epitome of a good family dog. She loves people and wants to be inside with her family. Cinder is great with kids, and loves to sleep with them.

She is easy and fun to walk, and is a favorite among our dog walkers. When taken to the beach, she thoroughly enjoys wading in the water. Cinder is relaxed and good with other dogs that she meets on walks, but apparently can be jealous when other dogs are present in a home situation. She is not good with cats and needs to go to a “cat free zone.”

Cinder has been at the shelter seeking her loving forever home since July. She is getting increasingly sad and frustrated the longer she remains at the shelter — she is spending what should be her Golden Years whiling away her time in a kennel.


Princess is very much a “character cat” and like Cinder, is lingering at the shelter. She has been here since May. She has a quite a hard luck story. At one time, she had a home with a young woman. Somehow, Princess received an injury to her tail that was so severe, her tail had to be amputated. Then apparently, her owner gave her up...

In spite of everything she has been through in her five years of life, Princess is a sweet girl who loves being the center of attention. She is in one of the free-range kitty rooms at the shelter, and is usually the first kitty to greet visitors to the room. She follows visitors around and does a sweet little chirping meow until they pay attention to her.

She has very soft fur — what we call “bunny fur” — and loves to be petted. There is nothing aloof or standoffish about sweet Princess.

It is sad to see her try so hard again and again to have someone fall in love with her. She would make a wonderful companion in a quiet home and would probably tolerate the company of another friendly cat or maybe even a dog.

If you have compassion in your heart, please come and meet Princess and Cinder. Your love could hold the key to the break they need in their lives.

Please support Pours for Paws

Support homeless pets by having a beverage at the Humane Society Pours for Paws tent at the upcoming Peninsula Rhythm and Blues Festival at the Port of Peninsula in Nahcotta, September 14 and 15. The event will be held at Morehead Park.

In addition to great music, the event will feature food, art, and farmer’s market vendors. The beer and wine booth will be staffed by South Pacific County Humane Society volunteers, and proceeds will be an important fundraiser for the Society.

So, come, have a great time, and stop by the Pours for Paws booth!

Adoptions require approval of an adoption application. Applications are available at beachpets.com. Email the completed form to spchs330@gmail.com. Prospective adopters can also fill out an application at the shelter.

SPCHS Shelter is at 330 Second St. NE, Long Beach, WA 98631 (P.O. Box 101) 642-1180. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Be sure to follow us on Facebook too!


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