Pets of CCLD – Part 1

After a long day at work, there’s nothing better than coming home to a fluffy, fuzzy, scaly, or feathery friend. At least, that’s what staff members at the Chemung County Library District think.

The month of June is a busy time for our local animal rescues, as it marks the height of “kitten season,” when large litters of kittens are born and often end up in shelters. This is on top of their continuous work: caring for the needs of animals, working to find them loving homes, educating the public about spaying and neutering pets, helping pets and their families stay together through a variety of programs, and much more.

Many of the staff members at CCLD have been personally touched by the work of these everyday heroes. In their honor, we will be spending this month introducing our cuddliest family members and sharing information about how you can help support our local animal shelters in various ways.


Meet Calliope! She likes to sleep on her Mom’s daughter’s flip flop, but only the left one. No one knows why!


And this is Seraphina. Don’t let her cool exterior fool you; she’s a cuddle bug.


Hello, friends! My name is Timmy! I’m 6 months old and I was adopted from the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA when I was 8 weeks.

I would describe myself as a conscientious kitten. I always make sure my mommy is awake as soon as the sun comes up, so she doesn’t miss any minute of each exciting day—or forget to feed us. I love to play, especially the game where I get between Mommy and her tablet or laptop screen. Then, she puts me down on the ground and I have to run and jump up to get in between her and the screen again as quickly as I can! We do it over and over and over until finally she gives me lots of pets as a reward for winning the game.

I also love to play with my big sister, Callie. We run around all over our basement and climb our cat tree and, after we’re all tired out, we curl up together and sometimes she gives me a bath whether I need one or not.

Timmy and Callie

During this season, there are lots of other kittens like me and older cats at the shelters who need a forever home. You can help them by adopting, fostering, volunteering, or donating needed items or money to your local shelter.

Hannah Page
Steele Memorial Library