Tinker the kitten has had a rough life.
Born about eight weeks ago and left outside the town's Animal Control Shelter on One Rod Highway with four siblings, Tinker is the last of the litter to remain there without a home, said Bill McDonagh, one of the town's Animal Control officers.
"We hand-raised them," McDonagh said. Tinker's three brothers and sister have since found homes, he said.
Former Selectman Sherri Steeneck, who initiated the program where shelter animals are highlighted at Board of Selectmen's meetings, said at last week's meeting that Tinker is "really cute."
She noted that the kitten is one one of many animals at the 211 One Rod Highway shelter available for adoption. "They are loaded, so please stop by and get your favorite pet," she said.
McDonagh said Tinker, a domestic short-hair, could be adopted for a $50 fee, which includes a certificate from the state that goes toward neutering and two free shots.
For information on adopting an animal at the shelter, call 203-254-4857.