I am already spayed, up to date with shots, not good with kids, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Gilda is a very pretty calico girl in need of a Very Special Adopter. Her caretaker needs to be committed to providing her with a great deal of love and patience, as she has impaired vision and motor skills.
She is a quiet girl who spends much of her day catnapping. While it may not be very ladylike, it is endearing when she sometimes snores while in a deep sleep. She readily purrs when she is gently stroked on her head and upper back, and loves to be scratched under her chin. She will often start purring when she senses her Person near her, before she has even been touched.
In a prior foster home she lived with two other cats but chose not to interact with them. She may go to a home with other cats provided they are gentle and laid-back and do not expect her to be a playmate to them, but she prefers not to be around other animals. She would be fine as a single pet.
Gilda has been evaluated by a specialist who determined her eyesight functions normally, however her brain has some trouble processing what she sees and she also lacks some coordination in her motor skills. This means she cannot jump onto or off of things (such as a chair, bed or even a windowsill), and she cannot safely navigate stairs, so she will need single-level living for her lifetime. Because she has some difficulty stepping over high obstacles, she needs a very low-sided litter box. She likes a soft bed in a quiet corner on the floor, also with low sides so that she can easily climb into it. Picking her up is stressful to her, as she does not feel secure unless her feet are on solid ground. She is very content to just have her Person sit on the floor next to her and gently pet her.
In her foster home she has free access to good quality kibble of various flavors, and enjoys being fed wet food at least twice a day. She prefers moist or juicy flavors of Fancy Feast Classic pate' and Meow Mix tuna.
Gilda was born in April 2012 and came to 4Paws from a high kill shelter in SW Central Virginia. She has been spayed, tested negative for FiV and FeLV, is current on her vaccinations and has been micro chipped.