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Digger, asking for belly rubs

Digger is a 1-2 year old sweet little black kitty, found in deplorable conditions on the street. Skin and bones and near death, he was brought in to be euthanized. At the last moment, poor Digger raised his head and head-butted Dr. Summers, whose heart melted into his shoes and there started a campaign to save his life. After months of hard work and love from everyone at the Scratching Post, Digger is now a hale and hearty cat, ready to go home and play.

Digger loves people, kids and kittens and is a ready lap cat. He doesn't seem to like other adult cats but readily grooms and cuddles with any kitten. If grown up with Digger, we're sure he will do very well with any cat. Digger has been here for too many months. Please come in and visit with him. He may be your perfect boyfriend !

There are so many sweet and beautiful cats needing good homes at your local shelters that are otherwise euthanized due to lack of space/homes. Please consider adopting an adult cat. Adult cats have established personalities and make wonderful lap cats.

Cats at the Scratching Post are vet checked, vaccinated, dewormed, treated for fleas, spayed/neutered if of age, treated for earmites, tested for Feline Leukemia & FIV, bathed and socialized. To help with costs and to keep this program alive, we ask for a $50 donation for adults, $80 for kittens (a tiny fraction of our costs). For cats that are adopted before they're old enough to be spayed/neutered, we require a 50% deposit of the spay/neuter fee to ensure that they will be fixed. You may have this done at any clinic of your choice. Just bring us the spay/neuter receipt and we will refund your deposit. We are trying to find good homes that are also good matches for both cat and people. Thus, we reserve the right to refuse any adoption.

New Beginning Pet Rescue (NBPR)

Run by some very special and generous ladies Vicki and Nancy, NBPR always has a plethora of loving cats and kittens needing good homes. They do a great job of matching the best cat with the best home.

Vicki and Nancy constantly need foster homes, volunteers for fund-raising events & donations of all kinds (litter, towels, boxes, food, your time & funds!).

We regret that we can't take in any cats or kittens at this time due to space limitation. If you would like to foster for us, we can take in more !

To adopt from or help NBPR, please e-mail Vicki.


Humane Society Greater Dayton (937) 268-PETS
1661 Nicholas Rd, Dayton, OH 45418

SICSA (937) 294.6505
2600 Wilmington Pike., P.O. Box 292463, Kettering, Ohio  

Montgomery County Animal Shelter (937) 898-4457 
6550 Webster St, Dayton, OH 45414 offers lots of pets from local rescue groups too.

Thanks for your interest !