Category Archives: Cats

1, 2 or 3 Cats?

These beautiful cats came into impound this week and we are looking for any of their owners! If none are found by the end of their impound stay- they will be adopted out.


The beautiful calico female will be up for adoption on 8/25 as she is very sweet and in need of some groceries, she was found wandering around the Carlton Arb and underweight.








The playful  grey kitten will be up for adoption on 8/26, we think she is about 10 weeks old and ready to bring joy to someone!







*RECLAIMED!!!* This guy was found by his family using our website! :)


The black and white neutered male is very sweet and comical, he has a bob tail and is lots of fun! He will be up for adoption on 8/29!










If you are interested in any of these cats or are the owner of one, please contact Countryside Animal Hospital at 507-645-4522!

Pretty Kitty



This lovely girl came in to us on Wednesday. She is really friendly and loves attention! If you know this lady or are interested in adopting her, please call the clinic at 507-645-4522. If no owner is found, she will be available for adoption on Wednesday, July 17th.

June is a long way off, but any time is a good time to adopt a kitty!



June is Adopt-A-Cat month, and thousands of kitties across the nation are waiting for a permanent home.  Any time can be the perfect time to make new family members, so we’d like to share this cat adoption checklist, courtesy of the American Humane Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), CATalyst Council, and Petfinder.

1. Consider more than one cat. Cats require exercise, mental stimulation, and social interaction. Two cats can provide this for each other.

2. Find a cat whose personality meshes with yours. In general, cats with long hair and round heads and bodies are more easygoing than lean cats with narrow heads and short hair, who are typically more active. Adoption counselors can offer advice to help you match the individual cat’s personality with your own.

3. Schedule a veterinary visit within the first few days after the adoption.Make sure to bring along any medical records you received from the adoption center. According to Dr. Larry Kornegay, president of the AVMA, getting your new cat to a veterinarian early will help make sure there are no underlying illnesses or injuries and allow you to develop a plan to help your new pet live the happiest, healthiest, longest life possible.

4. Make sure everyone in the house is prepared for a new cat. Visiting the shelter or animal control facility should be a family affair. When adopting a new cat to join your existing pets, discuss with the adoption facility or your veterinarian how to make a proper introduction.

5. Budget for both short-term and long-term costs. A cat adopted from a shelter may be a bargain, considering many shelters provide spaying or neutering, initial vaccines, and a microchip. But make sure you’re prepared for the routine expenses you’ll incur throughout the cat’s life.

6. Stock up on supplies before the cat arrives. Try to create a homelike environment for your new cat right away. You’ll need a litter box, litter, food and water bowls, food, scratching posts, safe and stimulating toys, a cushy bed, a brush for grooming, a toothbrush, and nail clippers.

7. Cat-proof your home. A new cat will quickly teach you not to leave things lying out. Food left on the kitchen counter will teach your new friend to jump on counters for a possible lunch. Get rid of loose items your cat might chew on, make sure the cat isn’t chewing on electrical cords, and pick up random items like paper clips, which kittens may swallow.

8. Go slowly when introducing your cat to new friends and family. It can take several weeks for a cat to relax in a new environment. It’s a great idea to keep the new addition secluded in a single room with all of its supplies until it’s used to the new surroundings. Socialization is important, but remember: take it slow.

9. Include your new pet in your family’s emergency plan. Add phone numbers for your veterinarian and closest 24-hour animal hospital to your “in-case-of-emergency” call list, and be sure to have a several-day supply of cat food and medications on hand.

10. Think twice before giving a cat as a gift. While it’s a nice thought, surprising someone with a cat doesn’t allow for a “get-to-know-one-another” period. Remember, adopting a cat isn’t like purchasing a household appliance or a piece of jewelry—this is a real living, breathing, and emotional being.

Stewie is looking for a new home!



Stewie is in need of a new home. He is currently living out at the kennel in the daycare building and would really like a home of his own. He’s a super friendly guy who is neutered and declawed. He dosen’t seem to care for dogs very much but he does a great job of controlling the mice population. If you have any questions or are interested in giving this guy a home please call the clinic at 507-645-4522.


Little Kitten needs a Home! *ADOPTED!!

This beautiful boy is in need of a loving home! He was brought in over the weekend after being wrongly accused of biting someone, actually he is a VERY sweet boy! We believe he is about 4 months old and is looking for a forever home! With interest please contact Countryside Animal Hospital at 645-4522 by 10/26!