Associated Humane Societies
& Popcorn Park


Shania- Waiting for Five Years Now for a Special Home

It's difficult enough for an adult cat to get herself noticed in a shelter environment, when shelters are full of beautiful, healthy cats waiting for good homes.  When the cat has a medical condition that needs long term management, well, it's not only difficult but in some shelters, it becomes downright impossible.  Lucky for Shania she came to a good place where we don't call anything impossible.

Shania was brought to AHS/Popcorn Park in the summer of 2014 when she literally walked right into someone's home in Waretown, NJ, meowing, purring, and looking for a good meal.  Shania was obviously lost, or she was abandoned.  Whatever the case was, no one ever came to claim this pretty girl, so she began her search for a new home.  

Not long after Shania arrived, we discovered that she had difficulty eating and at times, acted as if she was in pain.  Veterinary evaluation revealed that Shania was suffering with stomatitis, a condition where the mouth and gums become inflamed and painful.  Shania underwent oral surgery where several of her teeth were extracted.  She experienced some relief for a while but unfortunately, extractions may help, but do not cure stomatitis.

Shania's chronic stomatitis is managed with a diet of canned food, and injectable steroids when she has a flare-up.  As you can imagine, this has made it difficult for Shania to find a family that is willing to provide this for her.  She has been waiting now for nearly five years, and we are hoping that one day, the right person will come along and fall in love with Shania, as we all have, and give her a good home where she'll be comfortable and happy for the rest of her life.

Shania is 6 1/2 years old now and is such a character!  She has a bright, bubbly personality and she's a feisty little lady.  She absolutely loves her caretakers and she doesn't mind other cats either.  She would bring so much joy to a good family, if only a family would come along that would offer to do the minor things necessary to ensure that Shania lives a comfortable life.  If you think that could be you, please come in and meet her at AHS/Popcorn Park anytime.  Call 609-693-1900 or email: with any questions.  If you can't adopt Shania, please consider making a donation to our ResQ Fund on her behalf, which is what has provided for her for all these years.  

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