Jasmine was surrendered to Toronto Animal Services because the owner had more cats than he could properly care for. Jasmine was one of 8 cats, where some of the other cats were older, and some much younger. The previous owner did advise staff that Jasmine must have an extremely clean litter-dish, or she will urinate on anything left lying on the floor. Jasmine is a very sweet cat, who would do well in a home where she would get the attention she craves. However, despite our best efforts, Jasmine has continued to urinate both in (her clean dish), and outside of her dish, on her clean bedding.
We are hoping someone with lots of kitty experience and patience would be willing to give it a try with little Jasmine. While she is used to being around lots of cats, it may be better that she lives in a home with no other cats.
Please offer her multiple litter dishes, in various places around the house. You may want to use different styles of dishes (covered, uncovered), and use unscented litter. There are products you can purchase to relieve any stress she may have in her new home, as well as litter dish attractants you can buy to remind her where she is supposed to go (remember, DO NOT leave anything lying on the floor as this will be too tempting for her to fall into her old habits).
Litterdish placement is also important. Set up the litter-dishes somewhere with easy access, for example on a main floor in a quiet room or washroom, and not tucked away in the basement behind a furnace). Litter-dish ''issues'' is one of the top reasons given for owners surendering their cats to a shelter, and it certainly makes it difficult to re-home kitties with this concern. If you feel you are up to the challenge, please research ''inappropriate urination in cats'', and you will find a wealth of articles around this very topic.
If you would like to visit Jasmine, she is located at Toronto Animal Services, West Region. 416-338-6271.