ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Meet Moon Dust, WENY's Pet of the Week from the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA!

Moon Dust is a four-month-old domestic shorthair cat who gets her name from the little white speckles spread out on top of her black coat. Due to her young age, Moon Dust gets a little nervous and timid in new situations. As she gets more relaxed and acclimated to her environment, she is expected to respond well to other cats and cat-friendly dogs. Moon Dust most likely would not do well with lots of loud noises and chaos going on, so a home with gentler children and a quieter environment is most likely the best route for her.

While Moon Dust looks like the perfect mascot for Halloween, the season of giving is right around the corner. 

The SPCA is continuing to look for volunteers in multiple fields. Most importantly, the shelter is continuing to search for volunteers to help at its Vaccine Clinics and Spay and Neuter Clinics. The SPCA is also looking for general helper volunteers as the holiday season approaches. An online application can be found here, while hard copies are also printed out at the shelter for anyone who wishes to fill them out there.

The public can also give back to the shelter through donations. Currently, the SPCA mostly needs dry dog and cat food.

With the season of giving also comes Thanksgiving Day, which can be a day when many pet owners should be aware of what their pets consume. There are many traditional Thanksgiving foods that dogs can eat on the holiday, including turkey, potatoes, pumpkin and peas. Foods to avoid include anything with onions, cranberries and bread, as well as stuffing and gravy. A full list of good and bad foods for your dogs will be posted on the SPCA's Facebook page.

If you or someone you know is interested in adopting Moon Dust, fill out an application on the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA's website here.