This vivacious young lady has a white-and-brown spotted tabby short smooth coat, a long tail, and a very pretty face with a pink nose and large emerald green eyes. Sweet Sioux is just as sweet as her names implies :) She has an affectionate, outgoing personality and begs for attention when anyone walks by her cage .. and she comes running to the door in hopes of some loving or being petted. Sweet Sioux had an apparent eye infection when she arrived at our shelter (which has cleared up with antibiotics), but she still has tear-stains beneath her beautiful eyes.
Sweet Sioux has not had an easy life in many ways :( We discovered that she was pregnant (sigh) in mid-June 2015, and she went to a great foster home on June 7th where she was loved, pampered, and spoiled while she awaited the birth of her babies. She gave birth to four kittens on June 29, 2015 but, sadly, none of them survived. Sweet Sioux returned to the shelter a few days later and was spayed and given rabies vaccine on July 3, 2015 She was combo tested on June 7, 2015 and is negative for feline leukemia, FIV, and heartworm. Sweet Sioux weighs 7.6 lbs.
These photos of Sweet Sioux were taken on September 17, 2015 when our photographer and the HSOV Humane Officer spent time with Sweet Sioux in the meet-and-greet room .. and they made some surprising observations. We had noticed that Sweet Sioux had a bit of a 'head tilt' and that she would immediately begin to run around in circles as if chasing her tail for the first minute or so. Then she began to explore the room and jump up on the cat tree to gaze out the window. The surprising revelation is that Sweet Sioux is most likely deaf :( :( Which could explain some of her erratic behavior. She cannot hear jingling toy balls or snapping fingers and has no reaction to those noises whatsoever.
Sweet Sioux had a wonderful surprise visitor on September 19 2015 who offered her the hospitality of her home along with another special-needs kitty (Sylvester). They are getting along fabulously and playing/snuggling up with each other!! Sweet Sious and Sylvester are still available for adoption/rescue by calling the HSOV at 740.373.5959 or by sending an email to manager@hsov,org Rescue groups may also contact our Feline Rescue Coordinator via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
UPDATE: Sweet Sioux and Sylvester's foster mother recently shared an update about them and reports that they are doing great! Sweet Sioux is much more relaxed since she's able to run around, and Sylvester continues to be a growing youngster! He LOVES wet food, purrs all the time, and plays constantly. They are both very sweet. Sweet Sioux isn't afraid of the vacuum cleaner/sweeper! I've never seen a cat like this ..She will chase the vacuum cleaner when I sweep. She loves the hand tool that I use with the brush. She likes me to rub it on her back :) I would imagine it's because she is deaf that the noise/vacuum doesn't bother her. Sweet Sioux also LOVES to give kisses. And Sylvester loves to climb into our laps and makes four-footed bread (kneading) and purrs constantly :) :)
Sweet Sioux and Sylvester were returned to the HSOV on April 26, 2017 because their foster mother had a wonderful opportunity to fulfill her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She will be re-locating to near the university city where she will pursue her DVM degree. Sweet Sue and Sylvester are looking for a fabulous home together.
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