Thelma is a beautiful girl. Her markings are truly stunning and she has a personality to match. She is great around children, dogs, and would be okay with or without another cat in the home. She loves to lay up high on her cat tree and will accompany you to bed at night. She’s a quiet girl with a bundle of energy that she tries to hide. She would be a wonderful addition to just about any family home.
Thelma was born with a slightly enlarged heart and went through an intensive regimen of heart medication (Pimobendan) and daily supplements of added taurine to reverse the effects of her mother having had poor nutrition when she conceived. Thelma became a resident of ELM until we could spay her without any risk of losing her during surgery. We believe Thelma is now out of danger; however we are keeping her on the taurine tablets to remain on the safe side. Her heart condition is/was called Dilated Cardiomyopathy and is considered reversible.
If you feel Thelma would be a good match to your family, please fill out our simple online questionnaire:
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At ELM, we stay on top of the vaccination schedule as recommended by our veterinarian and the CVMA.
Most adoptions take some time and don’t happen over night. We like to ensure our rescues are placed with their purrfect match. We will place our rescues with a family where they will thrive and not in a home where we feel they would not. At ELM, we adopt our rescue cats to a family they NEED and not to a family that WANTS. Most of our adopters have appreciated our views and respect our decisions. We go above and beyond for our rescues so once we find the family that is best suited for our rescue(s), you are welcomed into a growing family. Our adoptions don’t end with a goodbye; they begin with a warm greeting and a friendship for life.
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