Pigwidgeon, or “Pig” as they affectionately call him at the SPCA of Hancock County, came to the shelter last winter, in December.

A beautiful brown tiger cat, the folks at the shelter agree that Pig "has the most remarkable green eyes a cat could have!" And they would know. They see a LOT of cats. And so has Pig. He LOVES other cats and has made many a feline friend only to see the adopted off into forever homes, while he waits patiently.

According to our friend Cole at the SPCA, the reason might be that Pigwidgeon, might come across as a little standoffish when you initially meet him. But he says once Pig warms up to you, he's as happy as...well... a pig in mud (like you didn't see that one coming!?)

"He is a little shy at first, but once he has chosen his person, Pig is head over heels in love. Since being at the shelter, most people have passed over Pigwidgeon because he is not outgoing enough. I assure you if you put enough time and effort into proving that he can trust you, Pig will turn into the best cat! "

What kind of a home would best suit our pretty pig? Probably a place with other laid-back cats or maybe a calm, gentle dog would be great.

"Pig would prefer a quiet home with other cats. If you are looking for a cat that will need time and patience, Pigwidgeon may be the cat for you."

If you'd like to spend some time getting to know Pig or any of the other animals at the shelter, all you have to do is reach out to the folks at the SPCA of Hancock County by calling 207-667-8088 or checking out their website, spcahancockcounty.org.

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