Pet of the Week-Ava

Published 8:56 pm Wednesday, September 14, 2022

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

“Meow. I am a 1.5-year-old kitty cat, but my parents Lane and Samantha Kelley of Luverne, jokingly say that I think I am a dog. I mean I could be? How am I to know? I do know that I sure do love chasing and playing right alongside my two furry siblings that live in the house with our family, Minnie and Miley. The only difference between them and me is they say “woof’ and I say ‘meow,’ but I am practicing my bark. I also have two brothers that aren’t fuzzy living in the house with my crew – Nathan and Bryson, who are both 10. I have five siblings that look a lot more like me than Minnie and Miley. They live outside and their names are SpongeBob, Plankton, Blackie, Callie, and Tiger. We are definitely one big, happy family and I get along well with everyone. I don’t even mind when my furless brothers tote me around the house.”

Ava is a calm and quiet cat for the main part unless she is enjoying a good round of “tackle” with her dog siblings.
Ava loves to play inside grocery bags and can often be found curled up inside one with just her head peeking out.
Her favorite snack is Temptation cat treats.

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She is an inside cat that will sleep anywhere but loves curling up in the family den on the back of a sofa or chair.
On occasion, she sleeps at the foot of her parents’ bed. Ava loves attention and being petted, but when she has had enough love, she will let her owners know.

“Pet of the Week” and the quarterly feature, “Pet of the Season,” are sponsored by Crenshaw Animal Clinic and Dr. Alethea Gammage of Luverne – (334) 335-5309.

Crenshaw Animal Clinic is a full-service small animal clinic that provides comprehensive healthcare for your pet. They offer a full range of services to help keep pets happy and healthy- including vaccine administration, routine preventive care, wellness exams, dental care, allergy care, flea/tick/heartworm control, parasite control, routine surgical procedures, microchipping, early detection, and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases with in-clinic diagnostics, ophthalmology, spay and neuter, and more.

During the quarterly “Pet of the Season” contest, animals featured in “Pet of the Week” will go head to head, and the animal with the most votes will win a personalized prize package from Crenshaw Animal Clinic valued at $250. At the end of the year, all quarterly winners will compete for “Crenshaw County Pet of the Year” and the grand prize.
Go online to submit your furry (or scaly, slimy, or feathery) friend by visiting

If participants have submitted a nomination for a pet, and the pet hasn’t been featured, don’t fret! We have rolled all entries over into the next contest.