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The cutest little three-week old calico kitten was found without littermates and without a mother. Unfortunately this is not a story about an adorable kitten finding her forever home. Although affectionate and friendly in her foster home, Chiclet was misearable when she was put on display in a cage for Petsmart adoption events. On top of that, Chiclet has a kitty form of alopecia (hair loss) that displays itself when Chiclet is under extreme stress. Therefore, Chiclet stayed in her foster home as the other kitties went to get adopted.
Six years later someone was interested in giving Chiclet a home. Unfortunately she was let outside and disappeared for six weeks. When Chiclet was finally found, she was emaciated and could barely walk. She could not lift her head, walk, eat or even eliminate at all. And of course, much of her fur was missing. Adopt A Stray rushed her to the vet where she received 24/7 emergency care for two weeks. Except for some anemia Chiclet’s blood tests were miraculously negative and in her foster home she slowly but surely developed a great appetite, started to gain weight and carry on normal activities. However, due to her inability to get food and the resulting starvation, she has some minor neurological damage which puts slight “dance in her step”.
Currently Chiclet is doing fantastic! Her alopecia appears to be gone. Feeling safe in a stable environment and getting love and attention made a huge difference. She is now extremely affectionate and gives head butts that really make you feel special. We are amazed how she has changed. Now she just needs her permanent home!
Chiclet is nothing like her old write up in terms of having any neurological problems or any hair loss. That's all behind her now! She is the most adorable, quirky, fun loving cat. She loves to scoot around the house at fast speeds and flies up the cat condo as if she was a six month old kitten. Chiclet is fostered in a multiple cat home and lives in peace with them She always uses the scratching post. Who could ask for more?!?!
You can meet Chiclet by appointment with an approved application.
You can fill out an application for Chiclet at the Pembroke Pines Petsmart or go to www.adoptastrayws/applications/ to fill out an application online or print and fax one to (954) 965-0406.
Learn more about Adopt A Stray by visiting our website www.adoptastray.ws