FARMINGTON – Munch, a Persian mix, is this week’s pet of the week at the Franklin County Animal Shelter. She came to the shelter right before Christmas. When she arrived, she was crawling with fleas, was skin and bones only weighing 4.6 pounds and she had an extreme caes of ear mites that caused a hematoma on her right ear.

Her Christmas present was flea and ear mite treatment and cans upon cans of wet food. She would gobble down her canned food in such a way that the staff named her Munch. She was in such horrific shape that they kept her in a back room to heal her.

After a month and half, at a weight of just over seven pounds, the staff put her up for adoption.

They say Munch has a sweet disposition. She will curl up in their laps and nuzzle into their bodies for comfort. She gives the best snuggles that anyone could expect.

The staff feels she has been overlooked because of her shy side. Instead of racing about the room with the other cats, she prefers to sleep her day away in some hidden corner. Munch would love to be in a quiet home where she can get spoiled in the way that she deserves – not just with food and water but with a special someone who would love her as much as she would love them.

The staff said the students and teachers at Cushing School in Wilton donated canned food, treats, blankets, money, bag food and toys. The staff said they were amazed at the size of the donation and the thoughtfulness of everyone at Cushing School.

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