HELENA — This week's Pet of the Week has been at the Lewis and Clark Humane Society for about a month, but you may not know it.
That's because Pumpkin is a very shy cat. At the shelter, she prefers taking refuge underneath the safety of her blanket fort. The Siamese cat came into the humane society as a stray, and the hustle and bustle of shelter life has been a bit hard on her.
Because she is a shy cat, she hasn’t been able to put her best paw forward and has gone largely unnoticed by visitors.
Cat Program Coordinator Katie Axline-Pittman said Pumpkin would do best in a quiet home, but that doesn't mean you can't have another animal in the house.
"I think she would do fine with another mellow cat. Dogs, probably older dogs that aren't super interested in cats would be a good fit… probably no small children for her. We notice that noises, fast movements scare her. So probably a more relaxed home would be best,” Axline-Pittman said.
The humane society is at capacity with the number of cats, so staff are running a promotion through Saturday October 25th. Adult cats are $50 and kittens are $75.
You can visit Pumpkin on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12-6, and Thursdays and Saturdays from 12-4:30 at the Lewis and Clark Humane Society.