It's always heartbreaking to learn of animals left behind when an owner dies.

Residing with that person for years is the only life that they ever knew, and then suddenly their way of life is drastically turned upside down, especially when the end up in an SPCA shelter like the one in Trenton.  Here's one such story.

Lily and Rocky are a bonded duo of sisters that have spent their whole lives together in a home until recently, when their dad passed away. They’ve been at the SPCA of Hancock County since June and would rather turn 11 years young at their next home instead of there.

Both girls have gorgeous long hair and LOVE to be brushed. They do require a special diet to prevent urinary issues (the staff will send some home with them to get their next family started on the right foot) and are tidy kitties that love their spaces kept clean.

Ideally, they would prefer to be the only pets of a household.

Lily is a gorgeous orange and black tortoiseshell who shows a preference toward men but is happy to be adored by anyone who treats her like a lady. Rocky is the more outgoing one of the pair, as this solid black beauty is quick to lavish a friendly face with many kisses and head butts.

Both girls are absolute darlings who can quickly win hearts with their big, green eyes.  Make an appointment to meet Lily and Rocky, as they would love to meet you and find their forever home!

The SPCA of Hancock County serves EllsworthMount Desert Island and beyond, and is still operating by appointment only for the safety of the animals, as well as visitors and staff. If you are looking to adopt, please check their website where they have an adoption application and the available animals listed. For general inquiries, please call them at 207-667-8088, email, or send them a Facebook message. The shelter is located on Route 3 in Trenton.

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