This week's featured pet is a pretty kitty who is very confused at the moment, as she spent most of her life being loved on by one family, but ended up at the shelter when they could no longer care for her.

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Hancock County SPCA Communications Coordinator, Mariah Donovan, says this unexpected change in circumstances has left Lily a little leery of her surroundings.

"Lily is a black and white shorthair who usually hides in a cubby in the community room at the shelter, but she is receptive to pets when you come and introduce yourself. She is 12 years old and in good health, so all this sweetheart needs is a loving family to take their time and help her heal in their home."

POTW Lily, Hancock County SPCA
POTW Lily, Hancock County SPCA

"Pretty little Lily isn’t quite sure where she is now, but she is starting to learn she is safe. She was used to being doted on at home and adored by her family before tragedy struck and she ended up at the shelter."

With some love, patience, and empathy, Donavan says Lily could be an awesome addition to any home.

"She was clearly very loved, though, and is the sweetest girl. She just needs someone patient and kind to help her cope with her loss and find a way to move on with a new family. You can meet Lily at the SPCA of Hancock County, in the community cat room."

If you're interested in learning more about any of the animals available for adoption at the SPCA of Hancock County by calling 207-667-8088 or by visiting their website,

While cats are totally legit, here are some pets you cannot own in the US.

LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.

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