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Country Cats gives unwanted pets a second chance

Leslie Smith, professor at Parkland College, prepares for an interview as she holds Hissy, her adopted cat, at the Smith's home on Thursday, April 9.

By Lillian Barkley

April 13, 2015

Hissy, a gray-and-orange-striped cat with a white bib and fluffy fur, burrows into thick blankets stacked on a china hutch inside the Smith family’s garage. Somewhere in the building, hiding under old children’s toys or behind storage boxes, their other cat, Hidey, is being true to his name. The two...