We're hoping that someone will find it in their heart to give this wonderful cat a lap to lay on.

It’s been a few months since Gracie was our Pet of the Week, and she wants to start the mew year by saying 2022 is the year she’ll be adopted.

This sweet little black panther is a dainty 10-year-old who adores attention and has a whispery meow that will capture your heart. When she first came to the SPCA, her bloodwork showed she was likely in kidney failure; however, since bouncing back, she’s due for a recheck because she’s doing so well.

Gracie, SPCA of Hancock Country
Gracie, SPCA of Hancock Country
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Gracie loves making new friends and adores volunteers, although she has made it clear she is not interested in babysitting young, noisy children - she will bop them with her declawed paws to teach them a lesson when she thinks they’re being naughty.

She has been happy to meet other cats and dogs while at the shelter, as long as they understand that she is elegant and graceful and is naturally their queen. Gracie would LOVE to be your lap cat!

The SPCA of Hancock County serves EllsworthMount Desert Island and beyond, and is still operating by appointment only for the safety of the animals, as well as visitors and staff. If you are looking to adopt, please check their website where they have an adoption application and the available animals listed. For general inquiries, please call them at 207-667-8088, email info@spcahancockcounty.org, or send them a Facebook message. The shelter is located on Route 3 in Trenton.

See How Much Ellsworth's Population Has Grown Over The Years

While Ellsworth is the biggest city in the state when it comes to land, measuring in at almost 93 square miles, its current population of 8,399 residents ranks it #34, right behind Cumberland and before Buxton.

Here's a look at how the population in Ellsworth has grown over the past 221 years.