We had a visit from a calico kitty named "Kiwi" this week.  She's very cute and adventurous.  She's had enough of the cage, and enough of the cat room.  She's ready for a new challenge.

Executive Director Jessica Gilbert brought Kiwi over and says that calico cats are almost always female.   She says a male calico only occurs in one of every three or four thousand births, and that the males are almost always sterile.

We looked it up, and of the few calico males that are born, only about 1 in 10,000 can reproduce.

Calico is not a breed either.   It's just a genetic color trait that is passed on via only the X, or female, chromosome.

If you'd like to meet Kiwi, or one of her "orange" brothers, Download an application form, and go out and meet them!

Humane Society of South Central Michigan

2500 Watkins Road

Battle Creek, MI  49015

Kennel and Adoption Hours:

  • Tuesday – Friday Noon — 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Administrative Hours:

  • Monday – Friday 8:00 am — 5:00 pm

Mark your calendar for Howl-o-Ween on Saturday October 27th at 11am.

And check out “Trail of Terror” on Saturday October 27th, 7pm-10pm.

Be listening to the 95.3 WBCK Morning Show with Tim Collins for a chance to win "Trail of Terror" tickets.