PARIS — Responsible Pet Care is featuring Steven, a gentleman cat with two loves in life: napping and cat nip.

Steven likes to nap under a blanket and doesn’t like to be disturbed. When his nap time is disrupted, he will poke his head out from the covers and give a disagreeable look to whomever is responsible for interrupting his dreams. Then curiosity gets the best of him and he ventures out to see who is around.

The other thing that will uncover Steven quickly is cat nip. If a little is tossed his way, he’s on it.

Eleven-year-old Steven doesn’t like to overexert himself. He is a true couch potato. It doesn’t take too much to keep him happy.

Responsible Pet Care has several senior cats that need homes. In the hope of encouraging people to adopt an older cat, it has reduced the adoption fee for senior cats.

To view a video of Steven and other pets waiting for new homes, go to

Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills is a no-kill, nonprofit shelter and adoption center for cats and dogs, and the holding area for stray dogs for 12 towns in Oxford County. The shelter is located at 9 Swallow Road in Paris.

Anyone interested in adopting a pet from RPC can visit the shelter as follows: Monday and Tuesday closed; Wednesday and Thursday noon to 4 p.m.; Friday and Saturday noon to 5 p.m.; Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

Most of the adoptable pets and the adoption application can be found online on the shelter’s website at

Responsible Pet Care operates a thrift shop called Pawsibilities. It is located at 132 Waterford Road in Norway, and is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations of clean, usable household items are accepted during shop hours. All the money raised at Pawsibilities supports RPC.

For answers to questions about adopting or fostering a pet, or to make an inquiry about a lost animal, call RPC after noon at 207-743-8679.


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