Of the many things I\u2019ve learned as a ROAR volunteer, two stand out the most \u2014 we give unconditional love to the animals in our care and are over the moon when one is adopted. Mars, the cat, profiled in a previous column, has been adopted! We hope that Mercury will be adopted quickly, too. Mercury is extremely handsome, with a unique roundish-shaped face. We all comment on his extraordinary soft fur, besides being one of the sweetest cats on the planet. He is a gentle and friendly cat, who has spent his entire life in a loving home. He misses the closeness of a family and is hoping for a very special new home that will be on the quiet side and be able to give him the time and attention to adjust. Mercury is very affectionate and would make a marvelous companion. He is a young nine, up to date on all vaccinations and has been neutered. The ROAR Donofrio Family Animal Shelter is at 45 South Street. \u00a0Visit roar-ridgefield.org to learn about our adoptable dogs and cats, open hours, and our \u201cSenior for a Senior\u201d program.