My name is JEFFERSON!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Royal Oak, Michigan - JEFFERSON

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I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

JEFFERSON's Story...
Guess who's finally ready for a new home - Jefferson! This poor guy has been through the ringer, yet he's nothing but sweetness.

So back in April, we welcomed Jefferson (aka Jeffy) into our care; he had been roaming the D and hanging out by a factory. The workers noticed he had cuts, missing fur, abscesses and was terribly skinny. During our exam we also noticed he had a cleft palate - that was a first! It took us about a month to get him healthy and get some meat on his bones to be ready for surgery. Sadly, the surgery didn't take - as is often the case in cleft palate repairs, there's not a lot of extra skin in the roof of your mouth, and you kind of need your mouth to eat, so it's a tough spot for surgery.

Well then guess who decides to get sick? Ok, he didn't "decide" to get sick, but he did. It kind of makes sense when you think that he's basically got a hole in his head that food can get stuck in and become infected... So then it's back on antibiotics to get him healthy again and ready for another surgery.

On to surgery #2 which goes much smoother, but, while under anesthesia, he aspirates (sneezes/coughs) and gets some fluid in his lungs. So now he gives himself pneumonia (we know he's not doing this on purpose, but sometimes we wonder....:D). It was touch-and-go with him for a good 2 weeks where we weren't sure he was going to make it, but he did - he's a tough cookie. After he was in the clear from that, we put him into another foster home where he could get more one-on-one and wet food only to allow that mouth to heal. And guess what? It did! Jeffy got the green light from our vet and he's now, finally, ready to a forever home!

So long story short, Jeffy was sick, but now he's better. He's sweet, vocal, obnoxiously friendly, sociable and gets along with cats, dogs and kids. He's all-around awesome and would be a great cat for YOU! We've gotten to know him pretty well these last few months, but now it's time for him to have his new beginning!

If you are interested in meeting me, please come visit me at the NBAR Adoption Center located at 2502 Rochester Rd., Royal Oak MI. They are open from 4-7P Wed-Fri and 12-4P Sat-Sun.

Affection Level: I love affection
Energy Level: Medium - Low
Age: 4 years
Children: I'm great with kids!
Cats: I like other cats
Dogs: Dogs don't bother me
Playfulness: I can be quite playful

Our age scale: 0-6months Baby, 7mo-2yrs Young, 3-8yrs Adult, +10yrs Senior.

Our size scale: SMALL - 0-5lbs, MED 6-10lbs, LARGE 11-15lbs, XL +16lbs

If you are interested in adopting me, please email NBAR your completed application. My adoption fee is just $100, which helps cover the cost of my medical/vet work. If you don't think I'm the one for you, maybe you could share my story with your friends and family and help me find my purr-fect home! Follow New Beginnings Animal Rescue on Facebook for more pictures of me and my kitty counterparts!!!

Facts about JEFFERSON

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short

Other Pets at New Beginnings Animal Rescue (NBAR)

Why Adoption is a Great Option

JEFFERSON, a Royal Oak 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 Royal Oak, or seeking a Domestic Shorthair cat from a breeder in Royal Oak.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Royal Oak 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 Royal Oak 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 Royal Oak paves the way for another one to be saved.