Luciano "Luke" Donovan
Angela Donovan of Dover, DE adopted Luke from the KCSPCA on January 4, 2013. Angela states she had a wonderful experience with the KCSPCA shelter staff and that they were very friendly and accommodating. The shelter staff took the time to be very clear about the responsibility of taking home a new pet, most specifically a kitten. She arrived about twenty minutes before closing on Jan. 3rd and was told that it was too late to adopt that evening, but that she was welcome to look around. Angela mentioned she was looking for a kitten and states that the gentleman working in the back allowed her to see kittens that had just been spayed and neutered that day, but that were not as yet-adoptable. She considers herself very fortunate as that’s how she was introduced to the newest love of her life Luciano “Luke” Donovan. While she wasn’t able to take Luke home the evening she met him, she was able to go back, Friday, January 4, 2013 and “officially” adopt him.
Shelter staff was able to share with Angela that Luke had been an owner surrender due to the family moving and not being able to have pets in their new home. While in the shelter Luke was referred to as “Lil Guy.” Angela stated that the staff was very knowledgeable about Luke and were able to tell her he was a purebred American Shorthaired kitten. Angela chose Luke’s name because it means bright in Italian and with his coloring of black and grey with pops of white, it reminded her of fireworks! Luke knew his name within a week of becoming part of his new forever family and was one hundred percent litterbox trained when he was brought home. Angela admits that she was initially an overly nervous new Mom and had questions about anything that seemed out of the ordinary. She states that Amanda at the shelter gladly took all her phone calls and answered all the questions she had, which truly put Angela’s mind at ease.
Luke has been Angela’s shadow since coming home to his new family and home. Angela and her husband Dave train Luke on a daily basis. His behavior is similar to that of a puppy and he responds to being told no, sit and lay down! He loves attention and is so playful that training is treated like a game where the reward is a new toy or a kitten treat. Due to Angela’s allergies, their bedroom is an off limit area and all it takes is telling Luke to, “stay” and he will stand at attention at the bedroom door threshold. He is an excellent listener and a VERY smart kitten!
Luke joined Oscar as the newest member of the Donovan furbaby brood. Oscar came with Angela’s husband Dave as part of a package deal when they got together. Luke has put a pep in the step of 13 year old Oscar and keeps him on his toes. After the first few days of getting to know one another, Angela states Oscar and Luke became buddies. Not really because that’s what Oscar wanted, but because that’s what Luke insisted on.
Recently, though Angela had heard cats and kittens were not fond of water, she caught Luke in her shower. She had turned on the water to get it ready and walked out of the room for just a moment and came back and found Luke enjoying the warm water. Luke makes it his business to get into everything and has brought much happiness and joy to his new Mom, Dad and brother.