found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
This feisty youngster (approx. 9 months old) is one of dozens of kitties rescued from the cruelty and neglect of a huge hoarding situation. (70+ cats/kittens in one house - this case was featured several times on the TV news and local newspaper (details at www.70Cats.org). These kittens were rescued from terribly overcrowded, unsanitary condions inside the hoarding house, provided with the best food and vet care and fostered at my home until they were old enough and healthy enough to be adopted out to loving homes of their own. Most of them were fortunate enough to have only minor remnants of the upper respiratory infections and problems they had initially. TWEET (short for Tweety-Pie) was adopted out when he was a baby, but returned after a few months because he was such a sickly little guy - he's one of a small handful who have ended up with more severe, lingering aftereffects.
THE GOOD: He's got an AMAZING personality! He's like a little dog in kitty-cat clothing -- he absolutely craves interaction - playing with and being petted - in your lap - at your feet - following you around the house - giving and receiving attention and love. If his human isn’t available, another cat will do -- and he even loves to play with the dog! So endearing - he often comes running across the room to jump into my lap; reaching up with his little "hands" to pat my face, wanting some loving. (He also has an intense fascination with the noises inside my home fax/printer!) He's been loved and cuddled while fostered in my home, gets along with everyone and is quite reliable with the litter-box. He'd do best in an active home where there's other animals, children, people for him to play with.
THE BAD: He’s got symptoms like allergies or sinus problems, from his upper respiratory nasal/head congestion and breathing difficulties – at times he has runny eyes and/or nose; he sneezes/snorts/snores & makes other weird noises! (Sure doesn't keep him from eating and playing and acting healthy otherwise!) This immune-system health issue was caused by the horribly unhealthy conditions that he was rescued from and is easily & inexpensively controlled, similar to people's allergies or sinus problems.. He gets a daily dose of Claritin or equivalent (1/2 tablet of generic loratadine) and L-Lysine (a viral inhibitor) mixed into his food, both of which he takes readily and easily. Although some days are better than others, this usually keeps him comfortable and controls his symptoms.
THE UGLY: His condition is chronic and probably won't ever be "cured", but it can be managed. And IT'S NOT CONTAGIOUS TO OTHER HEALTHY CATS - and not at all to other animals or people. If he isn't treated, it could develop into a severe URI (upper respiratory infection) and could cause his death. (I hate to have to find another home for him, but although I wish I could; I can't keep them all. I've already got several cats of my own plus a revolving door of foster kitties.)
*** TWEET has been neutered and vaccinated, de-flead and de-wormed and has received all necessary medical care. We request a $75.00 adoption fee to help cover costs. (The adoption fee is significantly less than what most people spend after getting a "free" kitten and then paying for it’s spay or neuter + vaccinations + de-fleaing and de-worming, etc. thru their regular vet. We can pass on these savings because of rescue rates that we’re able to get.)
--> --> More pictures of him at http://pets.webshots.com/album/578102216UebMhj
Call Evelyn, Precious Cargo Rescue (513) 703-7474