‘Piper’ improves, adoption expected

“Piper,” the cat rescued Jan. 10 from a drainage pipe at Findlay’s Donnell Middle School, is recovering enough to eventually be adopted, Hancock County Humane Society workers say.

Several people, including the individual who first heard the cat meowing in the drain pipe, have expressed interest in adopting him, but the Humane Society said Monday it is still accepting applications.

Whoever acquires Piper will be required to keep him indoors “because of his age and what he’s gone through,” said Paula Krugh, Humane Society director. Piper is estimated to be about 12 years old, and has been declawed.

The adopter can also expect to schedule and pay for regular checkups and care for the cat.

Piper has not yet been vaccinated because of his compromised immune system, workers said.

The feline incurred some additional veterinary costs, beyond the $200 that was anonymously donated for his treatment. Krugh said more donations are being accepted to help cover the approximate $300 in bills for Piper’s immediate care, which has included blood work and imaging for health issues he acquired prior to the drain pipe incident.

Donations earmarked for Piper can be sent to the Hancock County Humane Society, 4550 Fostoria Ave., Findlay, 45840.



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