PARIS — Pumpkin has his box packed with some of his favorite foods and toys. He’s ready to leave Responsible Pet Care. All he needs now is his forever person.

Ten-year-old Pumpkin is a large, red cat. He’s quiet and easy to get along with. He loves to explore empty boxes, and he loves his treats. When it comes to wet food, Pumpkin is not too proud to beg. He has learned to sit pretty when he is offered a handful of food.

Pumpkin is in his box and ready to be delivered. All he needs is an address.

Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills is a no-kill, non-profit 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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