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Breed: DSH Brown Tabby w/White; Estimated DOB: 6/1/07; Feluke/FIV Status: Negative; Gender: Female, spayed; Shots: Up to date; Microchipped: Yes; Notes: Tolerant with other cats, playful; Special needs: Can get Bladder stones, special diet
I was a mom at a very young age, but I had no choice because no one bothered to get me spayed. My first litter of kittens was lost when the trailer I’d put them in was hauled away. I was heartbroken. But thanks to a good volunteer, I was able to have my second litter in a comfortable home. I am now spayed, so no more babies for me!
I am a calm, laid back lady and love attention. In case you haven’t noticed, I am quite the ham in front of a camera. I am the only cat who loved the costumes during the photo shoot where most of the pics on this page were taken! All the CAAWS volunteers think I am petite and adorable! I will occasionally climb into your lap but also like my independence at times. I’ve had a lot of excitement in my life, but truthfully, I could do without it. I just want to be home for good! I was adopted once, but the roommate accidentally let me outside, I was so lonely! Thank goodness the nice people at CAAWS found out when they called to check on me. I had been gone for two months, but they had this thing called a trap whatever that is, they put some yummy wet food in it and boy was I hungry. So I went in. At first I was scared, but then realized they were just there to bring me home again. Now I am just ready to get to my true furever home and stay there!!! And continue to live an indoor, comfy life!!!
But first I would like you to know everything about me, so I can make sure my next home is really THE one! I’ve been diagnosed with bladder stones so I have to eat a special prescription diet to reduce the likelihood of more stones forming. This is something I will have to remain on for life. It does cost a little bit more than the regular cat food you pick up at the grocery store, but my CAAWS friends say it is a small price to pay to keep me healthy. It is called Royal Canin SO; the type of kidney stones I have is called Cystitis. Things you will have to watch out with me are signs of discomfort such as going outside the litter box or crying when I urinate. If this happens I need to go to the vet immediately, where I will likely be prescribed antibiotics and pain medication. But I have been on the food with no further issues for quite some time now, so I don’t think that will be a problem!
What about you, do you want to meet so you can tell me some things about you?! I am a good listener! I am also extremely sweet and will love you for taking good care of me!!! Please contact CAAWS to find out how we can meet!
There are lots of special needs kitties like Patches out there. More info about cystitis can be found online, for example – http://www.cat-world.com.au/cystitis-in-cats or http://www.petmd.com/blogs/fullyvetted/2011/dec/treating_feline_idiopathic_cystitis.
You may even consider consulting your veterinarian about the condition before applying to adopt Patches.
Patches is fully vetted and ready to go to her furever home. She gets along well with other cats and has lived with many in her time with CAAWS. We are not sure about dogs but with her calm demeanor and patience from her family that would probably be ok. Come meet this cutie patootie!