I am already neutered, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, declawed, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.
RUPERT = Declawed's Story...
RUPERT (ID# A011072) is a 10 lb. declawed and neutered male, orange tabby and white Domestic Mediumhair mix. The shelter staff think Rupert is about 15 years old. RUPERT urgently needs a "Get Out of Jail" Card! He's a sweet boy and a lap cat who loves to be brushed while lounging with you. He enjoys jumping up on a perch and looking out the window at the dogs and shelter activity going around him when it’s his turn in the visiting room. He anticipates when his quality time is over, and he runs around, trying to evade capture and the inevitable return to his boring old "cell." He is so love starved! Rupert came to our shelter in August of 2008. He was adopted and returned. It seems that Rupert doesn’t want to share his home with another cat. His displeasure was sometimes shown by inappropriate elimination (outside the box). Rupert has never had that issue at the shelter, so we have to assume it’s because of the other cat in his home.
Rupert has developed a series of health complications in the last couple years. He came to the shelter weighing over 10 pounds. When he was returned to us in January, his weight had dropped some, and he continued to lose weight, weighing at one point 8 pounds 12 ounces. That would not be so bad for a cat, except that Rupert has a long frame and needs more weight. Rupert is on a special diet due to irritable bowel syndrome, Science Diet D/D, on which he does well, and he’s gained back a few ounces.
Rupert has now suffered another setback. He has been diagnosed with lymphoma. His condition has stabilized, but he needs ongoing/regular medications, including prednizone, a weekly B-12 injection, and Leukeran pills to control the lymphoma. His prognosis under this treatment is uncertain, but the veterinarian estimates his life expectancy to be anywhere from 6 months to 3 years.
If Rupert could speak, (and he does with his eyes), he would beg to enjoy the rest of his life in a caring home with a loving companion. He still is an intelligent, sensitive soul who can be responsive and entertaining. We are desperately searching for a cat specialist who can offer him a quality life under our Hospice-Foster Program. We would cover his medical and care expenses if his guardian angel would come to his rescue.
Rupert is a handsome, affectionate fellow and is very easy to handle. He craves attention and will try to repay anyone who gives him recognition and respect.
Don't shop, ADOPT! The Pet Project Foundation in partnership with the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter presents HOMEWARD BOUND FOR THE HOLIDAYS! From Nov. 15 to Dec. 15 Dog and Cat adoption fees are only $50, and Rabbits are only $25. The fee includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip and a lifetime of love. Happy Holidays to All!
STARTING THE ADOPTION PROCESS:
You need to be 18 years or older, complete an application http://www.petprojectfoundation.org/catadoption.pdf, and be interviewed. It is strongly recommended that all members of your household interact with the cat to make the best match for everyone, and that the cat you wish to adopt will be an indoor cat. You must be able to verify with your landlord that you may have a pet if you are renting. We reserve the right to deny the adoption of any pet for any reason. Also any additional requirements for the specific pet you are interested in adopting needs to be met. We adopt to the best home, not necessarily the first application turned in.
Applications are only accepted by FAX (949-366-4765), mail or in person. Sorry, no applications through the Internet. The adoption fee for cats is $100, which covers the following: spay or neuter, microchip, current shots, flea treatment if required, "New Owner" folder packed with helpful information, and one free basic health examination within 5 days of adoption from a veterinarian on our list.
Please call 949-595-8899 to check if your desired pet is still available or for the status of your application. Shelter Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Sunday: Noon - 3:00 PM. We are CLOSED Mondays. We are very proud of our shelter, it is clean, welcoming, freeway close, and was voted "Best Place to Adopt" by the Orange Coast Magazine!