Article posted Wednesday, November 9, 2011 1:03pm

There’s a veteran cat named Virgil who often perches at the entrance door, staring intently as visitors enter the shelter. He’s been waiting since early February for that family or single person who wants a spunky cat and will never, ever in a million years, have a dog. Virgil is a cat who sees no redeeming value in the entire canine family, and will challenge any dog from Chihuahua to Mastiff to ten rounds in the ring. Surrendered precisely because he was both afraid and ticked off by the dog in his former home, Virgil is social and ingratiating in every other way. There is a $50 adoption special for Virgil.

Bohdi, the white male miniature poodle, has no time for negative thinking. He’s just so happy to be indoors after the cold wet nights alone in Clay Banks. Bohdi was brought in shivering, scared and with a dirty matted coat. Three weeks later, he’s had his vaccinations, plenty of cozy bedding and toys, and regular meals. Recently, this four-year-old neutered boy transformed into a proper poodle gentleman after his spa day.

Adoption costs are $85 for cats and kittens, $125 for dogs, and $60 for puppies. All animals are vaccinated, and spayed or neutered. Dogs have had a behavioral assessment.

The Door County Humane Society, located at 3475 Park Drive (County PD) 
in Sturgeon Bay, is open for adoption Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon – 4 pm. For more information call 920.746.1111 or visit