Pet of the Week – Orange

Published 8:23 am Friday, March 10, 2023

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

“Meow. My name is Orange and I am a 9-year-old tabby. In the winter, I can be found most often cuddled up inside in front of the warm fireplace. During the warm months, I love watching the beach traffic, hunting, and roaming the neighborhood. Some say I might be a little nosey, but such a thing is required when you are the neighborhood watch cat. I love fuzzy cat toys and my favorite game is catch. When I am ready to play, I take my mom a toy and drop it in her lap. She throws my toy into the air and I always catch it. Treats aren’t really my thing, but I sure do love catnip!”

Rescued in 2013 by Catherine Mitchell, of Brantley, Orange was named by her then 2-yearold grandson, Aron. According to Mitchell, her cat is very intelligent and is the best kitty in the world, even though he can sometimes be a little rough around the edges. 

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He can often be found trying to be a photobomber in his owner’s home photography studio. Orange is an important part of the Mitchell household and his owner said she is very glad she made the decision to make him part of the family nine years ago.

“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 pets. 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 a 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.