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My name is Saphira!

Domestic Shorthair/Domestic Shorthair Mix Cat for adoption in Wichita, Kansas - Saphira
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair/Domestic Shorthair Mix Cat for adoption in Wichita, Kansas - Saphira
Photo 2 - Domestic Shorthair/Domestic Shorthair Mix Cat for adoption in Wichita, Kansas - Saphira
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I'm being cared for by:
Wichita Animal Action League

Facts about Saphira

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Domestic Shorthair Mix
  • Color: Gray Or Blue
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 36080987
  • Hair: Unknown
I was found at a garden center when I was about 2 months old and was in pretty bad shape. The nice people who found me brought me to a nearby vet's office. I was quite a mess with fleas and parasites, and also needed antibiotics. Doctors determined that I have nerve damage near the base of my spinal cord. At first I had no feeling in my tail (which was later found to have been broken or dislocated at some point as well), and I walked flat-footed on my back paws, kind of like a kangaroo. I've been receiving acupuncture, cold laser therapy & chiropractic adjustments over the past several months and have made remarkable progress!

I do not have complete control over my bowels and bladder, but I don't mind wearing my diaper & I keep making steady progress. Because I do not have total control my bladder does not empty completely, so to prevent stale urine from growing bacteria, I need my bladder expressed twice daily. My foster mom PROMISES this sounds much harder than it really is and will give you lessons until you get the hang of it-she says once you get it, things just click and it's easy! At bedtime and when my foster mom is away longer than a couple hours, I sleep in my cage, but otherwise I run around the house in my diaper and don't think I am different from any other kitty. I love to play with toys and dart about the house and then curl up in my foster mom's lap!

I have the habit of lying in my litter box when I'm in my cage so non-clumping litter works best for me because it doesn't stick to me. If I need a bit of cleaning up, unscented baby wipes work well; and if I need a little more than a bit of cleaning up, I don't mind getting a bath-in fact I like to chase the bubbles down the drain! I also eat a prescription-canned food that is available at most vet offices and at PetSmart through Banfield Pet Hospital. This food prevents crystals from forming in my urine and makes me produce fewer stools. I know I sound like a handful, but I am such a sweet, playful & affectionate girl that I know I'm worth it-and my foster mom agrees! Plus, I'm super cute in my onesie diapers! I'm good while getting my nails trimmed, as long as I don't want to play. I tolerate dogs, though it does take me awhile to warm up to both dogs and other cats. I LOVE playing with the other cat in my foster home, so I would like a buddy. It just might take me a few days to decide I'm ready to make a new friend.

I need a forever home where someone is home often to change my diaper every couple hours so I can run and play. Are you my purr-fect match?

About Wichita Animal Action League

About Our Rescue Group...

The Wichita Animal Action League, or WAAL, is an all-volunteer, licensed rescue and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created in November 2013 to advocate for all abused, neglected and abandoned animals in the Wichita, Kansas area. WAAL is an action oriented group dedicated to rescuing animals in crisis.

Services:

Emergency rescue
Foster/adoption
Trap/neuter/return of feral cat colonies
Transport chains to other rescues around Kansas
Respond to abuse/neglect complaints
Educate pet owners and donate supplies

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are at PetSmart East (Kellogg & Greenwich Rd) the 4th Saturday of the month, sometimes more. We generally house 2-3 adoptable cats at PetSmart East and North on an ongoing basis.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption application: waalrescue.org/adoptions
Standard dog adoption fee is $150
Standard cat adoption fee is $80