It sucks when animals lose their owners. And as much as it hurts us to lose a beloved pet, the same is true for when a pet loses its person.

This is what happened to sweet Sunshine. According to Cole, the Shelter Manager at the Hancock County SPCA, since Sunshine lost her person she hasn't quite been the same.

"Sunshine is a gorgeous shorthair with a sleek black coat and amazing yellow eyes. She came to the SPCA after her owner passed away, so she is going to need a little extra love and patience to help her come out of her shell of grief. She spends most of her time hiding in her bed because she is still grieving the loss of her mom."

Sunshine, Hancock County SPCA
Sunshine, Hancock County SPCA

Cole says that even with all she's endured this year, this cat's still got a lot of love to give if she just finds the right spot with the right person or people.

"Despite all of the upheaval she’s gone through, Sunshine is still quite the sweet girl who would love a quiet home. She’s about 6 years old and in good health, and no doubt as she finds someone she is comfortable with, her true personality will shine through."

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"Sunshine would love to be an only fur baby, if possible, though she may be willing to live with other animals as long as there is enough space and love to go around for everyone. We have the impression she was quite used to being pampered previously and would love to be someone’s baby again."

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,

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