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This week’s featured pets include an adorable black cat, dog that’s been at the shelter for a year.


My obsession with cats is only about a year old, the same age as my six-toed cat Hemingway who appeared at our house last summer as a flea-invested, starving kitten.

He has since been adopted by the Vanden Berge clan along with Eddie, another stray that showed up on our back porch last summer.

They are an unexpected source of sweet and funny entertainment that The Husband and I have totally fallen in love with. And they are the best of friends.

So yeah, you could say that cats hold a special place in my heart these days, and when I saw this picture of Ecuador, I immediately wanted to scoop him up and add him to my collection of happy kitties.

I mean, what’s another mouth to feed, right? And besides, it’s almost Halloween, and everyone needs a black cat at Halloween.

But The Hubs ix-nayed my hope of adopting Ecuador from the Erath County Humane Society, so now it’s up to you to give this precious guy a new home.

Ecuador is a one-year-old Domestic Shorthair, described as friendly with children, dogs and other cats.

“He loves looking out windows and has a bad habit of playing with blinds,” ECHS executive director Serena Wright told Beneath the Surface News.

Ecuador is microchipped and litter box trained.


Nyla is a three to four-year-old female Shepherd mix.

"She acts aggressive in her kennel to new people, but she is friendly when taken out,” Serena said. “She is a little more timid toward men than women, but once she gets to know you she will wiggle her whole butt when you talk to her.”

Nyla walks well on a leash and loves treats and toys.

It is recommended that she not be adopted into a home with children or other pets due to her nervous behavior.

Nyla does well in a crate and is spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm negative and on prevention.

She has been at the shelter for more than a year. (Ugh! That’s waaaay too long!)

If you would like to meet Ecuador, Nyla or the other 49 cats and 81 dogs up for adoption, stop by the animal shelter located at 891 East Road in Stephenville.

You will know doubt find a pet worth falling in love with.


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