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February Cat of the Month: Mojo McEnerney

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Mojo is a Domestic Shorthair. He is 9 years old and all white with amazing eyes like the Mediterranean Sea.  

Our story is the typical Animal Humane Society Cliché- When you rescue an animal from the AHS, they rescue you right back.  I found myself merely making a "quick visit" on my way home from babysitting on a Friday night.  I had an hour before AHS was closing to peruse.  As the facility was closing, a woman had been bit by an animal she wanted to adopt and I was witness to the incident. The woman wanted desperately to take this animal home but AHS needed to keep the animal for quarantine to ensure safety for animal and adopter.  I felt her pain in desire to take her new pal home, but completely knew it was in everyone's true best interest to be safe too!

As I was sitting there waiting for my "interview", I observed as staff was placing small E's on certain kennels. One of them was Mojo's.  I had been in to see Mojo earlier and besides his amazing eyes, it was a volunteer named Mike who said to me, "this little man is pretty special and has been here a long time....Everyone that comes here just goes for the young ones".  My heart sank.   

I know the staff wasn't supposed to tell me the answer to my question, but when I asked if that "E" meant what I thought, she said, "yes". If I left there on that Friday night and came back Saturday, Mojo would not have been there.  

I told the woman interviewing me that I would not be leaving without Mojo the White Cat!  I had never owned a cat and now, I cannot imagine a day without him!!

After adopting at the AHS, I was directed to find a veterinarian familiar with feline's within 10 days for evaluation. I had only lived in Maple Grove for a few years. I inquired with several people and got rave reviews about The Animal Wellness Center. I was blessed to get Mojo in and Dr. Katie Ambrose and the staff at AWC could not have been more welcoming to me and Mojo.  My nerves for being a new cat owner and adoptee of a "middle age" cat were put to ease immediately.  Mojo's AHS write up stated he was a chewer, defecated in places besides litter box and "talked too much". Upon arriving to his new home, he has been nothing but a dream! Uses the litter box without fault, has not ever done damage to his or my items and only yells at me when he has to go in his carrier! He has had the opportunity to stay and the luxury boarding and although the drive is his distain, his stay is very much a pleasure and he loves the staff at AWC!! His first stay, he actually hid up in the tunnel because he wasn't ready to come home!!

Mojo is a simple man. His favorite toy is a $0.38 little bird that I got at Mills Fleet Farm and cannot find anymore. The tail feather's are gone, I have sewn it twice and yet, he will always choose this as his 3a.m. toy hunt.

Mojo was his given name and when I looked it up, I found it to mean "charm or spell"....He certainly is a charm and has placed a spell on me since the moment I laid eyes on him at AHS and found my rescue!

AWC has been the best gift to both Mojo and owner. From check in, Vet Tech's, DVM, scheduling, follow up and check out....I have never had a better care experience for my pet's and owner.  

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