Candy, a 4-year-old spayed domestic shorthair mix, is a robust, pretty kitty with an independent personality, and she is one of our longer residents. Candy is particular about affection, preferring to come to you and receive behind-the-ear scratches. She does not enjoy being picked up as a general rule. We do not know if this tabby-and-white kitty has ever lived with children or other pets, but based on her quirks, she would probably prefer to be an “only child.” Come visit this stout girl and see if she is right for you. Scratching is natural for cats, so keeping their claws short and giving them appropriate places to scratch is helping to fulfill their needs. All canine and feline adoptions from AHS include free extras, but the initial cost of a dog or cat is only part of the money a new owner will need to spend to properly care for a pet during its lifetime. Candy has been microchipped and dewormed, and is current on her vaccinations except rabies. She will be available at 2 p.m. today at the Atlanta Humane Society Howell Mill Campus, 981 Howell Mill Road N.W. Sealed bids will be accepted starting at 10 a.m. if more than one party is interested. Please note that the highest bidder must meet adoption qualifications. Look at all our available pets at www.atlantahumane.org. The Atlanta Humane Society will close early on New Year’s Eve and will be closed all day New Year’s Day. It will reopen Jan. 2.