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In shelter Cat

Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylv...
Pet name:
Domestic Short Hair
Coat length:
Hi! My name is Wilson and I am about 1 year old. I was brought to the Pet Pantry after a very kind woman found me. I was injured and could not walk on my front leg. Here is a medical note from the staff veterinarian:

Wilson came to us as an injured stray with multiple infected puncture wounds on his right front leg. The wounds may have been caused by bites from another animal. Although the risk is small , we do not know if the animal inflicting these wounds was vaccinated for rabies. Therefore it is possible that the animal inflicting these wounds may have been infected with rabies at the time the wounds were inflicted upon Wilson. We do not know if Wilson was previously vaccinated for rabies. Wilson HAS been vaccinated for rabies when he came. But at the time he received his wounds, he may not have been fully protected.

The State of Pennsylvania recommends that unvaccinated or under vaccinated animals with a presumed bite wound be quarantined for 120 days.  By quarantine, the animal must be kept under the owner's control and on his/her own property during the quarantine period. The owner must take precautions to prevent exposure to other people or animals during this time.

Rabies is not contagious until the brain is infected with the virus. Once the brain is infected the virus is shed in the animal's saliva. Rabies is only then transmissible through bites or scratches. Signs that the brain may be infected include poor appetite, easily agitated behavior, paralysis or uncoordinated walking, seizures, blindness and more. Any such changes should be reported to your veterinarian without delay. Once the brain is infected, the animal will die within 10 days. The time it takes for the rabies virus to reach the brain is quite variable, hence the  long quarantine period. Rabies can be transmitted to any mammal and is fatal.

Again, the risk is small, but it is a risk that can have serious consequences. Wilson should not go to a home where he has access to minors (under age 18) or pets who are not vaccinated or or not current with their rabies vaccination.

Adoption Fees:

Kittens 2 - 6 months - $125 +tax

Adults 7 months - 6 years - $85 +tax

Seniors 7+ years -$65 +tax

All of our adoptable cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines. For kittens that are too young to receive all of their vaccines before being adopted, we will provide the vaccinations they need when they come of age at our clinic for no extra charge to you. Appointments will be made at adoption.

At this point in time, we are doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. If you are interested in adoption please visit our website at to fill out an adoption application. Once complete, our adoption coordinator will be in touch to discuss availability for a "Meet and Greet"/adoption.