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My name is Carmelita!
Facts about Carmelita
- Breed: American Shorthair
- Color: Brown Tabby
- Age: Young
- Sex: Female
- ID#: Carmelita
- Hair: Short
I am already spayed, up to date with shots, and good with cats.
Carmelita is a friendly, affectionate, happy kitty. She has thick fur, and loves to be petted and brushed. She is very sweet and gentle, but also she is active and bouncy, and loves to run around and play. So it’s surprising to see that she’s a “tripod” kitty, meaning she is missing one a foot in the back, probably since she was tiny kitten. There is no visible injury, and it doesn’t cause her any physical trouble. She does show some anxiety about her leg if strangers want to hold her, and is quite protective of it. Sometimes she’s afraid to be picked up too quickly, thinking her leg might be hurt. We don’t know what happened for her to lose her foot, but she is very careful about letting it be touched. But if you are consistently careful of it, she puts those anxieties aside, and is a normal kitty who loves other gentle cats, and loves people. She gets up on the bed to snuggle, and loves to be petted and have her cheeks rubbed. She purrs a lot and is a happy girl!
Carmelita and her mother and sisters were rescued in Washington, DC. They were spotted living under a huge construction dumpster behind an empty apartment building -- fortunately, construction had stopped, or they may have been killed! The little family had been abandoned there to live on their own, and many people were worried about them living in the cold. People could see that Carmelita was missing one foot in back. Even a homeless man brought her what food he could. The kitties were hopeful that someone would bring them inside again, they just stayed under the protection of the huge metal apparatus as the weather changed to winter. Finally a Four Paws volunteer saw them and was able to collect them up and get them inside to safety.
Carmelita was born in the summer of 2010. She is spayed and has had her shots, and tests negative for FIV/FeLV. She has had her leg examined carefully. She is hoping for people of their own to shower her with loving care, and provide a forever home.