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Female, spayed, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations, about 5 and 1/2 years old (as of October 2016), currently in a foster home, adoption fee $110.
Kitters is an exceptionally sweet cat. She has a very mellow personality and would do very well with someone who wants a great companion who is not high energy.
Kitters has epilepsy which is managed with medication. The great thing is that she knows she needs it and is the easiest cat to pill and medicate. She must have a pill 2 times a day and an additional liquid medicine along with her nighttime pill. The medication costs at most $200 for a year’s supply. Other than the epilepsy, Kitters is in very good health.
Her medical records from Wheaton Animal Hospital will be provided to her new owner. Her seizures, recently, have been mild (30 seconds or less) and infrequent. She only had one witnessed seizure in the last 3 weeks and she bounced back from it almost immediately.
Though there is never a “benefit” to a chronic condition, Kitter’s epilepsy also makes her wary of jumping on high things like countertops. Also, she never sharpens her claws by scratching on anything.
Kitters does NOT need special observation. Her foster works full time, so Kitters can be unsupervised for 10 to 12 hours. She does require an owner who will guarantee that she will get her scheduled medications. Her owner will need to arrange for backup care for Kitters if he/she is away for vacation, business trips, etc.
Kitters’ perfect owner may be someone who understands the importance of managing a chronic but not life-threatening condition for herself/himself or for another pet.
Kitters has been fostered with other cats and dogs and gets along just fine with anyone. She has a mellow nature and “alpha” cats tend to push her around because she doesn’t stick up for herself. She would probably do best around other pets who are not the dominant type. Because her reaction time is a little slow, she should probably not be around very small children or kids who don’t understand and respect her needs.
Kitters is a wonderful, sweet girl who is looking for a forever home with people who will give her the love and affection she deserves along with a little extra attention to maintain her health.
If you are interested in meeting Kitters, you can fill out an online adoption application at http://www.arf-il.org/application.html Once your application has been approved, an ARF volunteer will contact you to arrange a meeting with the cat. Filling out the application does not obligate you in any way.
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as we cannot hold animals.
All household members must be present at time of adoption, including dogs.
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