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Fauquier SPCA – Cats

Besides all the nice dogs available at Fauquier SPCA, they have a whole clowder of cats. Did you know a group of cats is called a ‘clowder’? My browser doesn’t even recognize the term and thinks it’s a misspelling. In any case, there are cats of every description at the SPCA. Some are waiting to hunt mice in your barn while others are waiting to curl up in your lap and purr. If you’ve decided that you don’t need one of their dogs, then surely you need a cat. I photographed approximately 24 cats and only got half way through the list. I’m just going to post a handful of photos to whet your appetite but if none of these appeal to you, be sure to visit the shelter to see lots more.


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Last week I took portraits of the dogs available for adoption at the Fauquier SPCA and I’ll go back soon to photograph the cats. My hope is that nice portraits on the website, in newspaper ads and in flyers will help these animals find good homes. According to the ASPCA, “Five out of ten dogs in shelters and seven out of ten cats in shelters are destroyed simply because there is no one to adopt them.” A very sad statistic, indeed. What was surprising to me is that half of all animals in the shelters are there because their owners brought them in; I had always assumed that most were strays or seized by Animal Control. If you have any room in your house, space in your heart or a few dollars to donate, please contact the shelter about these great pets.

A good looking beagle mix –

This Rottie was a new arrival and seemed very well behaved –

This Australian Cattle Dog was the test dog for the lighting setup. He was an absolute champ!

There was something about this shepherd mix that I found incredibly appealing. If you want an good looking, athletic dog, this is the one for you.

I’m a sighthound fan and like my dogs tall and lean but how can you resist a character like this?

The workers in the shelter perform a job that I could not do because I would be much too emotionally involved. I admire these folks tremendously.


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