I'm being cared for by:
Rocky Mountain Siamese Rescue
Facts about Shooting Star
- Breed: Siamese
- Color: Cream Or Ivory (Mostly)
- Age: Young
- Sex: Female
- ID#: 1857192-CO0355 Hair: Unknown
My name is Shooting Star!
Shooting Star's Info...
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with cats.
Hi! My name is Shooting Star and Im a beautiful Seal Point girl. My foster meowmy tells me that Im as beautiful on the inside as I am on the outside. I am very special you see, I have no eyes but if given a little time and patience to get to know you, my heart can see deep into your soul. I can do pretty much everything a cat with eyes can do other than see. I have learned the layout of my area and I jump up and down off of the cat tree and other furniture in my room with ease. I never miss the litterbox and I can find my food, water and toys just fine (I like toys that I can carry in my mouth or toys that crinkle or have a bell in them that I can hear). I love to be petted and brushed with the zoom groom and I enjoy sitting on foster meowmys lap for some quality petting. I enjoy long conversations and am well versed in just about any subject you might be interested in!
Other animals terrify me, so I am looking for a home where I can be your one and only furry companion. I promise that I have so much love to share that Im all you need! Due to my blindness, I need a home that is settled, calm and quiet with no small children (under 10) and a person or family that isnt moving from location to location or rearranging the furniture frequently. I am a little fearful with change, so my new family would need to give me lots of time and patience to settle in and allow me to start out very slowly in a small area and branch out from there as I feel comfortable. My foster family can help with this by giving specific recommendations, advice, etc.
Inspiration for my name: Ancient cultures lived under a vast, dark canopy which was wondrous, awe-inspiring and eternal. Occasionally, one of these streaking lights would fall from heaven and tumble to earth as a ball of fire. Since fire is the Symbol for light, illumination and enlightenment, the Ancients perceived that these balls of fire which plummeted to earth contained the Breath, Essence and Enlightenment of Divinity. In effect, these Ancient cultures considered Shooting Stars to be 'gifts of the gods'.
I have been in my foster home since I was a kitten. I was rescued along with my siblings. We were taped up in a box and abandoned in a HOT parking lot in Arizona. Thankfully a kind soul found us and took us to an emergency vet clinic where more kind souls cared for us until rescue was contacted and volunteers could transport us from Arizona to our foster home in Colorado. If you would like to read about my treatment, care and milestones from arrival at the rescue to present day that information is shared below. You can also look at my photo album, video and picture links that go along with the updates to get a visual to go along with the progress updates.
I am healthy and ready for my new home. Wont you ask about me? My Christmas wish is to find my forever home!
ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS: I NEED A CALM, QUIET, STABLE HOME WITHOUT CHILDREN UNDER 10 WHERE I CAN BE THE ONLY ANIMAL IN THE HOME. I AM AVAILABLE TO COLORADO HOMES ONLY.
Follow My Progress From Intake to the Present Below:
9/23/09: I was abandoned in a dirty, hot Arizona parking lot with my siblings. I was hungry, dehydrated, covered in filth and had such a bad eye infection that my eyes were stuck shut.
Thankfully a kind person found us and took us to an emergency vet where we were cleaned up and fed. Someone who worked at the emergency vet spread the word about us and let folks know that we needed a safe place to go. Someone on the Feline Diabetes List heard about us and put up a post on the list. A list member read about us and immediately notified Lois in Florida who is a volunteer/supporter of Siamese Rescue. Lois quickly contacted her friend, Marilou in Arizona who is a volunteer/supporter of Siamese Rescue to see if she might be able to help in any way. Marilou contacted RMSR to let them know about us and offered to drive us from AZ to CO if they had room. Luckily, RMSR had space for us. Until our trip could be coordinated, a kind lady in AZ kept us for a few weeks. Marilou and John picked us up on Monday, September 21st and we started our journey from Arizona to Colorado. We arrived at RMSR in Colorado on the evening of Wednesday, September, 23rd.
On Thursday, September 24th, we had an extensive vet check and it was determined that we are underweight, have worms, ear mites, an upper respiratory infection, and a horrible eye infection and that we will need aggressive treatment. Foster Meowmy and Pawpaw are using warm compresses and gently cleaning our eyes 4 times a day and we have now been started on an oral antibiotic twice a day, ulcer drops for our eyes four times a day, an antibiotic eye ointment two times a day, an anti-inflammatory eye ointment two times a day, L-lysine two times a day, Fortiflora once a day and we are being fed prescription Hill's A/D to help bulk us up. We are also starting to receive the other treatments we need like deworming, ear mite treatment, etc. We will have frequent vet checks to ensure we are getting whatever care/treatment is needed. Eventually once we are doing well, we will be vaccinated and spayed/neutered. Due to the severity of our eye infections, some of us may have impaired vision or be completely blind. The vet visit on 9/24 was $471.60 and that was with a generous discount from the vet and with the vet providing some things free of charge so the rescue anticipates running up a very large bill to get us healthy and ready for adoption.
3/10/10: My name is Shooting Star and I am an adorable little 8 month old (as of 3/10) Seal Point girl. I am completely blind but I don't let that stop me - I come when called, eat and drink and use the litterbox on my own and I am able to get up and down off of the furniture in our room (chair, dresser, cat tree) and I am attracted to toys that crinkle. I am very sweet and loving and affectionate. I love to be petted and talked to and kissed. I need to be your one and only as other kitties stress me out.
3/29/10: I was spayed today and I also had eye surgery. I will get my eye sutures out on 4/12.
4/14/10: I went for a checkup and suture removal on the 12th. My eyes are healing up nicely and I am doing well. Foster Meowmy took some new pictures of me today with my sutures out and she also took a little video clip, so check my photo album for new pictures and the video clips.
There is not enough room to show all of my video clips in my photo album but you can view them all at the RMSiameseRescue YouTube Channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/RMSiameseRescue
Here are links to some of my videos:
4/25/10: I have new video clips. Some are in my photo album but there are more than there is room for there, so you can go here to see more:
Here's a video clip of me playing with a catnip toy today :-): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTTYUv1wveQ
Due to our (Stardust, Starbrite, Moon Star, Shooting Star, Star Shine, Dream Star) need for extensive vet care, many medications and possible eye surgery for some of us, we are looking for sponsors to assist with the costs of our care while in the rescue program. As many of you may know, RMSR is a non-profit with limited resources. If you'd like to donate funds to help with our care or to donate to The Tornado Fund, RMSR's fund for special needs cats in their program, you can reach RMSR at CoSrc@SiameseRescue.org.
For more information on this cat and others in our program, as well as information on our rescue, adoption process, FAQs and forms, visit our main website at www.Co.SiameseRescue.org. The Siamese Available section of our website is updated daily.