FARMINGTON – The Franklin County Animal Shelter staff is reminding residents that they don’t only house cats and dogs.

Cecil the rabbit was transferred from Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick, where he had lived since September.

He is accustomed to being handled by humans. He is also somewhat litter-box trained and would be a great family rabbit for any type of household.

Dale was found running astray in Farmington Falls at the beginning of the week. Being caught and caged is stressful for a bunny, so Dale is a little shy right now, but seems relatively good natured.

Baxter the guinea pig was surrendered because her owners wanted to get another dog and decided they had too many pets.

She is full of personality. She likes to be held and makes the little squeaks when she gets fresh greens in the morning.

Isis is a rat with lots of love to give. Her previous owner surrendered her because he had too many rats and not enough time and resources to give her one-on-one attention. Domestic rats are intelligent, cute and can be cuddly.

In celebration of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, the shelter is waiving adoption fees for all adult cats through June 18. Potential adopters must still go through the application process and meet requirements, but there will be no fees for adoption.

The annual shelter yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18. A Kitten Shower will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Shelter staff will introduce the kittens and will accept donations of kitten chow, canned cat food, litter, toys, kitten formula, cat beds, heating pads and anything else kitten-related.


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