My name is Darla!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Somerset, Pennsylvania - Darla

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Darla's Info...

I am already spayed, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with cats.

Darla's Story...
Darla is one of our special needs kitties. Darla is an absolute sweetheart that loves to cuddle and talk. She does well with kids, dogs and cats but that is where her special needs comes into play. Darla was tested as is routine for foster and she came back positive for leukemia. Darla was showing no signs of illness and was deemed healthy enough to be spayed. Leukemia cats have weaker immune systems which makes them more susceptible to upper respitory infections. They also have shorter lifespans than a healthy cat. Other than twice yearly health check ups at the vet, a good quality food and an observant owner, leukemia cats can live a normal life although shorter. Darla deserves a home just as a normal cat does. She is a wonderful companion and should live with other leukemia cats or as an only cat so she cannot infect another cat. The disease is spread through shared litterboxes, food bowls and cats licking each other. It is not an airborne disease and only lasts about 4 hours in the environment so other than shared living spaces the disease is non transmittable to other cats i.e. You can pet a leukemia cat, go home and pet your own cat and not transmit the virus. Dr Hamady did the testing and spay for Darla and the staff would be happy to discuss the needs of a leukemia cat.

Facts about Darla

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Tan Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 5281
  • Hair: Short

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Darla, a Somerset Domestic Shorthair cat was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Domestic Shorthair for sale in Somerset, or seeking a Domestic Shorthair cat from a breeder in Somerset.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Somerset already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Somerset breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Domestic Shorthair breeders who help with Domestic Shorthair rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Somerset paves the way for another one to be saved.