Little Rita was picked up in a TNR sweep, all but running into the Have a Heart trap, and when it was time to return her to the feral colony she very emphatically indicated that she did not want to go back outside. After observing that she had mobility issues, the colony caretaker agreed with Rita - she was not to go back outside. The vet diagnosed the sweet orange tabby with Ricketts, a result of malnutrition when she was a kitten. This means that her bones are bowed, so she has a funny looking walk and can't jump very high. So Rita is clearly the perfect cat if you want a guarantee that she won't hop up onto the kitchen counter! Lovely green eyes will give you happy slow blinks as she lounges next to you on the couch, or from the windowsill where she is basking in a sunbeam. Lounging and being near people are sweet Rita's favorite activities. She is an affectionate girl who adores people, but who does not adore other cats due to being treated badly by the colony cats due to her mobility issues. Rita needs a home where people will be willing to provide accommodations (steps or ramps) to help her get up to the bed for snuggle time, and the couch for snuggle time, and likely to the computer desk for snuggle time. In return for these accommodations, you will receive, obviously, lots of quality snuggle time with a happy, purring cat.
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