Penguin the cat serves as SPCA model to get pets micro-chipped

    One Delaware SPCA is hoping to turn the near tragedy of Penguin the cat into an awareness campaign for micro-chipping and pet adoption.

    The Kent County SPCA hopes to use the case of Penguin the cat as a call for more people to keep track of their pets through micro-chips.

    Penguin was found frozen to a storm grate just before New Year’s Day.  The was most likely chased by a wild animal and was hiding for protection.  It was there for several hours and during that time most likely allowed moisture around her paws to freeze.

    A motorist spotted the cat and called the SPCA to help rescue the cat.  Penguin has scrapes and bruises, but is recovering.  She could be ready for adoption any day.  But that creates another issue for the SPCA.  The number of stray cats has sky rocketed throughout Kent County, Delaware.  A combination of the holidays and a bad economy has led to more cats being released into the wild.  As a result the SPCA is making a plea to people to adopt pets.   Many people don’t realize if the SPCA facilities get over crowded they are forced to euthanize animals.

    If you want more information call 302.698.3006.

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