Steamboat adoptable pets: Hammy the cat and Mac the dog |

Steamboat adoptable pets: Hammy the cat and Mac the dog

This is the second heartfelt appeal for Hammy, who has come a long way, but who needs an understanding home with cat people who can weave their cat-whisperer magic. He is a distinctly unique 3-year-old male tabby with beautiful white markings. He was surrendered by his previous owners due to a move and was having an incredibly difficult time getting over losing his people. He has trust issues that he has been working through and even though bonding with a new owner will take a little time, when he opens up it is a truly special bond. He was an indoor cat, but Routt County Humane Society staff believe he may enjoy being a mouser as well. He has a soft side as he secretly loves to snuggle stuffed animals, play with toys and prefers drinking out of glass water bowls like the prince he is. He loves taking his time to smell all of his surroundings, enjoys the company of other cats and is a professional with cat-scratching posts. He would do best in a home without children, as their movements seem to startle him at times. Please consider taking Hammy home for a month adoption trial to see if you can charm this insecure kitty and assure him he can let his guard down. His adoption fee is being waived with the hope that it will encourage someone with a big heart to give this little guy a second chance at love. Please share Hammy’s story with your friends and family so we can find this little lion a new pride.

Mac, the longest-serving resident at the animal shelter, is a 4-year-old male adora-bully who has had a pretty rough road the last couple of years. Not only was he subjected to some emotional trauma, but he also contracted heartworm, leaving him medically crate-bound for months. However, true to the saying that you can’t keep a good dog down, this very special boy has made a great recovery and is now ready for his forever home. While he remains a little cautious of new people, once he knows you are kind and gentle (which doesn’t take him long to figure out) all he wants is to be close and get as many scratches as he can possibly fit into one day. He’s a smart little cookie and loves to learn new tricks and complete the agility course at the shelter. RCHS Staff believe he would do best in a quiet home with a family that would have the time to continue his rehabilitation training and the ability to provide him with a safe environment in which he can flourish and continue to blossom.

For more information about Hammy, Mac and other adoptable pets, call the Routt County Humane Society at 970-879-7247 or visit

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