The Ulster County SPCA’s longest resident ever, Plankton the cat, has finally been adopted. The black cat who has survived renal failure, has been at the UCSPCA since kittenhood because of his medical condition. Staff and volunteers cheered February 20, as adoption papers were signed by Ashlee Houghtailing and her mother, Ann Houghtailing. Ashlee had loved and lost a dog to renal failure and was familiar with Plankton’s needs.
“I thought it was so sad that no one was adopting him, because he had a medical condition,” Ashlee explained. “The fact that he had been there for so long, it really hit home for me. Sick cats need homes too.”
Other long-timers at the shelter include feline Lady Oreo and dogs Mia, Romeo and Smoke. To learn more about them, visit the UCSPCA 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays or visit ucspca.org.