My name is Chelan!

Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Republic, Washington - Chelan
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Forget-Me-Not Animal Shelter

Facts about Chelan

  • Breed: Domestic Mediumhair
  • Color: Tortoiseshell
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: C0963
  • Hair: Medium
Chelan is a lovely, affectionate girl who seems much younger than the vet now thinks she is. When she originally arrived as a stray, we and the vet guessed her age at about 4. However, we discovered this skinny stray was unable to put on weight during her first couple of months at the shelter, so the vet tested her thyroid function and found Chelan to have hyperthyroidism, at a level that rarely occurs in cats younger than 10 or 11. So, we have revised our guesstimated age up to 11, and have begun treating her with methimazole (an easy pill dosage) and she has begun putting on weight. If the methimazole works to control her thyroid properly, she should have many more happy years ahead of her, and the medication is inexpensive - should be less than $10 per month.

We love this girl; she is polite, quiet, beautiful, and has no tail. We don't know if the lack of tail indicates some Manx or Bobtail in her genetics, or if it just one of those weird little quirks that happen sometimes; it does appear to be congenital, rather than the result of an amputation.

She will tolerate other cats if they are nice to her, but is not a huge fan of dogs. We haven't had any trouble getting her to take her pills (they are quite small); they do have the unfortunate side effect of causing some occasional vomiting, so Chelan is hoping to find an experienced kitty lover that takes cleaning the occasional pet stain in stride. The vomiting may ease as she becomes more used to her medication. Hard floors with washable throw rugs could be a plus. Overall, she is a pretty easy cat - nondemanding, loves to be petted, would really enjoy sharing TV time and nap time and any time at all with her person - she is very people-oriented. Chelan loves to be up high, so would appreciate some sort of cat tree or perch from which she could watch the world go by. She tested negative for Feline Leukemia and FIV, and would enjoy being indoor only or indoor/outdoor - she is going to want to sleep with you, plus her daily medication requirement makes her unsuitable for an outdoor only life.

Do you have a loving heart, willingness to pill your cat and clean up the occasional pet stain, and some warm and comfy sunspots to help make this old girl's second half of life the best ever? Chelan is ready to share her love and purrs with you. She tries to pretend to be a Seahawks fan, but deep down inside, we suspect she is drawn to the Bengals (ha).

All pets arrive spayed/neutered, dewormed, microchipped and vaccinated. Adoption fee for Chelan is suggested minimum $20 (more gratefully accepted), or she is eligible for our Seniors for Seniors program - adopters over 65 can name their own adoption fee. All pets are placed with a 30-day money-back trial period, to give pet and family enough time to discover any unknown allergies or other conflicts. Can't come to Republic? Don't let that stop you! We have monthly transports to both the Seattle area and Spokane, delivering adopted pets to their new owners. If you can add a little to your donation to help us cover our volunteer driver's expenses, that would be great!

About Forget-Me-Not Animal Shelter

About Our Shelter...

We are a limited-admission, low-kill animal shelter in Ferry County, WA, and are staffed primarily by volunteers. We receive no funding from any government source, and are supported by donations and grants.

Donate to Our Shelter...

Come Meet Our Pets...

The shelter is located at 49 W Curlew Lake Rd, Republic; we schedule appointments to meet the pets.

We do transports of adopted pets to the Seattle and Spokane areas at least once each month, and can sometimes schedule transports to other locations in WA, ID, OR, MT as needed.

Our Adoption Process...

Our minimum adoption donations are indicated on each pet's listing.

The first step toward adoption is to fill out the application, which we can email to you or you can find on our website:

Filling out the application in no way commits you to adopting - it simply enables us to get you preapproved, in case you decide you want to adopt. If you are then approved and offered a pet placement, you may always refuse the placement. If you accept a placement, we always give you three days (for puppies and kittens) or thirty days (for adult dogs and cats) to live with each other; if during that time you decide that your new pet simply won't work out, for any reason, we will accept the pet back with a full refund of your adoption donation. You could either return the pet directly to us, or have it picked up on our next transport! I must say, we are very proud of our successful placement record - we really work hard to make sure you and your pet will be a great match.

If you are out of our immediate area, we ask that you email some photos of your home, yard (including fence if you have one), any "animal-specific" areas (such as a dog run, cat tree, or sleeping area) and any other pets you currently own. Sometimes photos enable us to skip the pre-adoption home visit, which can speed things up considerably for out of area adoptions! For the vet reference, either a vet who is seeing your current pets, or a vet who saw a former pet, is acceptable. If this is your first pet ever, congratulations on joining the pet world! :-D We will consider your application without a vet reference, but we would like to know what vet you think you will use for your pet. Without a vet reference, please be sure to provide at least two strong personal references who would know how you are with animals.

If we have an upcoming transport scheduled to your area, we will make every effort to process and approve your application in time for the transport.