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Calling All Pets: Happy-go-lucky Batts looks for a home to call his own – Sponsored by Tito’s

Batts plays 'peek-a-boo' with the camera. (Port City Daily photo / Samira Davis)
Batts plays ‘peek-a-boo’ with the camera. (Port City Daily photo / Samira Davis)

WILMINGTON — An enthusiastic kitten with the courage of a lion, Batts packs a large personality into a small furry package.

“He’s very playful and energetic, even for a kitten,” according to Lisa Wolak, an animal care specialist at New Hanover Humane Society (NHHS). “He’s supposed to be two months, but he acts bigger and more like he’s four months” she added, as Batts ran headlong into another adult cat.

Reid Arthur, age three, practices holding Batts with his grandmother, Kim Wiles. (Port City Daily photo / Samira Davis)
Reid Arthur, age three, practices holding Batts with his grandmother, Kim Wiles. (Port City Daily photo / Samira Davis)

A fast favorite of shelter staff and visitors, Batts has made special friends with Reid Arthur, age three. For his birthday, Reid was visiting NHHS and had brought food and presents for the cats.

“He wanted to give back and he picked the animals,” Reid’s mother, Sarah Arthur said.

“This was his birthday wish,” she added, as Reid gave Batts a hug and some special attention.

With lots of energy and an inquisitive nature, Batts is looking for an active home.

“He would be happiest with another feline playmate,” Wolak said. “Possibly even a dog to boss around, because he has a lot of kitten energy.”

Reid Arthur, age three, sits on his mother Sarah Arthur’s lap, while holding his favorite shelter kitten Batts. (Port City Daily photo / Samira Davis)
Reid Arthur, age three, sits on his mother Sarah Arthur’s lap, while holding his favorite shelter kitten Batts. (Port City Daily photo / Samira Davis)

“His favorite things are catnip and wand toys,” she said.

Prospective adopters may meet Batts at the NHHS facility, located at 2405 N. 23rd St. in Wilmington. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. The adoption fee for Batts will be $100.


Samira Davis is a contributing writer for Port City Daily.

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