Hi! My name is Darla and I am looking for a great new home. PAWS rescued me as a small kitten in 2011 and found me a nice home a few months later with two young men. They later got another cat (which stressed me a little because I have always been very shy) but then when I developed, what the vet finally diagnosed as "stomatitis" they decided to return me. They tried to "fix" it for almost 18 months (and 2 vets) with pills and salve they put on my gums but it just kept getting worse. I am so glad they returned me to PAWS in January (2016) because I was in terrible shape. I had sores all through my mouth, could barely eat, was skin and bones and couldn't even retract my tongue all the way back in my mouth because of the swelling. PAWS and their great vet knew exactly what I needed. First large doses of antibiotics to bring the infection under control (it took almost a month!) so that they could do what they called a "full gumby" on me. What they did was remove all my teeth except for my four canines. Well.... I can tell you life got a whole lot sweeter after that! I was still on antibiotics for a couple more months (I got weekly injections because I wouldn't let anyone touch my mouth - my previous owners made me very scared of THAT!) and I finally got a clean bill of health in April. I milked my foster mom for wet food for a while but now I am back on a completely dry food diet and doing very well. I would like to find a new family soon that appreciates my shy nature and all I have been though in my short life. Maybe one with no other pets would be the best for me because I am shy and at first don't trust people very much. One great thing about adopting me..... no dental bills! lol!
All PAWS-OK cats and kittens have been fostered in a home environment and are litter box trained, up-to-date on their vaccinations, spayed or neutered and have been tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV prior to being made available for adoption. The adoption fee is $70 (cash only).
A few of our cats are available to meet in our Adoption Center at PetSmart on NW Expressway and Rockwell in OKC. Please check our website at pawsok.com and go to the ADOPT tab to see their pictures.
The first step in adoption is to complete an Adoption Request form which we use to help us match you with a cat or kitten that best meets your desires, experience and home environment. To get one you can:
1. Download one from our website at www.pawsok.com,
2. Request one via e-mail at: email@example.com, or
3. Pick one up at PetSmart.
Thanks for adopting a rescued cat - they make the best pets!