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My name is Mia!

Abyssinian Cat for adoption in Davis, California - Mia
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Facts about Mia

  • Breed: Abyssinian
  • Color: Gray, Blue Or Silver Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Mia
Born ~2014, Female, Abyssinian Mix

This kitty has a very striking face, a face with an interesting wild look. One ear is a bit crumpled most likely from untreated ear mites as a kitten and it seems to add to her look. She is the sweetest cat. I don’t think she has had an easy start to her life.

She was surrendered to a shelter along with five kittens 4 – three months old and 1- 5 five month old. Someone was breeding or letting breeding happen and had at least two breeding queens since she could not produce two litters so close together. Purebreds took them all into foster. I also have one of the kittens, Grayson, who really looks just like her and the similarity is so beautiful. I had hoped they would want to stay together and could go home together but I doubted it. Mother Nature wants to clear the decks for the next litter so when kittens are weaned most often their moms want nothing more to do with them. Nothing! This was true here and we separated them right away.

Mia’s sparkling white feet and bib are not an Aby trait and show that she is a mix. She has the Aby face and ears and sort of a ticked coat so she is a beautiful mix. In her personality you can feel she has had a hard unsettled time with her past humans. I expect there were a great many cats around. She loves attention and probably did not get enough of it. I doubt she was pampered and focused on. No one was really taking good care of her or her ears, for example. So she is very grateful for love from humans. She needs a home where her family will make it up to her for the lack of care she has received. She will blossom.

Mia also has tested positive for FIV, feline immunological disease. She undoubtedly got it from a bite wound while mating was taking place. When a cat is given a “combo test” she is tested for Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and FIV. The Leukemia is a serious diagnosis. As more research comes in on FIV it is now, in many circles, being viewed as not so serious at all. It is a much weaker virus than human HIV and not transmittable to humans or dogs. Over time, it can weaken the immune system. The newest long term study from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine found that FIV+ cats typically can live as long as non FIV cats and they do not infect their kitty housemates: http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/cat-health-vet-study-fiv-positive-cats-living-together. I constantly foster FIV cats and find that after folks study up on the internet, they come to adopt them and usually, actually, to live in houses with their other cats. Only the deep bites of very serious fighting can transmit this virus. Another good source of FIV info is from an organization called catwork: http://www.fivcats.com/sanctuary/catwork_introduction.html

A FIV+ cat needs exactly what any cat needs- to be kept safe inside, fed high quality food, to be given tons of love and to receive good vet care. All this is done to keep them happy and their immune system strong. This is a diagnosis you know about. Life gives no guarantees you could just as easily adopt a cat with more serious problems like heart disease or a propensity towards kidney troubles. It is just that FIV is easy to test and you can know about it. Estimates are that 3- 4 % of the cats in the US have FIV and almost none of their owners know about it. So if this FIV issue worries you read up on it. You will find disagreement on the web. My sense is that we are in transition as the old kill-the -cat -immediately idea is falling away as studies show a newer understanding. And yes, Mia would probably have been put down at the shelter if Purebreds had not taken her. Sutter, a fabulous cat, who is going to a great home next weekend ,was almost put down as a matter of course, by the shelter he was in when the combo test I asked for showed he was FIV+. The email said he was positive and “of course you won’t want him and they would put him down for you“. Yikes! I flew to the phone.

One other thing: The mommy hormones mother cats have also cause them to be very unfriendly to other cats. Post pregnant kitty mothers are also still very unfriendly to other cats. All other cats. This is true of Mia now, but it may not be true of her in six months. However, since we don’t know whether she will get over her dislike of cats, we need to adopt her as an only cat now. I don’t know how she is with dogs. She would probably love a fairly quiet, stable home. Not too much family noise. Older gentle children would be better than toddlers.

Mia is initially shy with a new human. Once she knows you, she loves your attention. I haven’t had her long and she is still a bit jumpy at loud noises. Despite her affectionate nature, she is also not comfortable being held up in the air. She wiggles. She has clearly had a hard time: poor overall care, no focus of love on her, possibly multiple liters in her short life, being left at a shelter. Nothing has really gone right for her. And still she is so very sweet and loving. Someone will find this one of a kind girl to be a great companion and how much fun it will be to watch her get to be the happy young active girl she was meant to be. She is very appealing.

She eats wet and dry food and is litter box perfect.

Her foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.

Contact Harriet at (831) 336-2983 or toharrietjane@comcast.net if you have questions, or send an Adoption Application. If you are unable to reach Harriet by phone or email, email us at Info@purebredsplus.org.

About Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of purebred and other exceptional cats.

Our mission is to educate pet owners, breeders, and shelters about our breeds, and to place our cats with Forever Families who will give them the proper care and love they deserve. We carefully match cats with their Forever Families by evaluating each cat's personality, temperament, and special needs. Then we determine the best fit for both the cat and the new family. Please note that we do NOT ship cats.

Our adoption fee is $175 unless otherwise noted. This fee allows us to provide excellent vet care for the cats that really need it. The healthy kitties make it possible for the sick ones to be saved.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our cats are neutered or spayed, vaccinated and FELV/FIV negative. We are not a shelter. All of our cats are fostered in private homes. We ask that anyone wanting to meet one of our cats first fill out our online application. These cats are treated like members of our family, and we want to ensure that you will do the same.

When you adopt from Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue, you are saving TWO lives - the cat you adopt and the cat who gets to take its place in Rescue!

Our Adoption Process...

READY TO ADOPT?
First, call the name of the foster mother if you are interested in an individual cat. Once you've chatted, she will ask you to fill out our easy online application. Just "Click to submit"! Next, one of our wonderful volunteers will quickly contact your veterinary and personal references. Then they will give you a call to chat and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the adoption process. Once approved we will help you set up a time to come and meet the kitty or kitties you want. If it's a good match all around you will be asked to sign a contract and pay the adoption fee and you can take the kitty home that very day.

Our adoption fee is $175. That includes the kitty, spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines, tested for FIV/FELV.

We do not ship pets, however, you are welcome to put in an application and once approved make plans to come out and meet the kitty and fly it back with you.