Meow! My name is Pumpkin (Special Story!)
Pumpkin (Special Story!)'s Info...
|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Orange Or Red||Age:||Senior|
I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Pumpkin was found emaciated the day before Halloween, abandoned in a plastic box with holes punched out in the top, in a parking garage. He was severely flea infested. When he was bathed , the water was a bloody color from all the flea dirt! At the vet hospital where his rescuer works, he was tested for FIV/FeLV, fecal, bloodwork [including thyroid] and have found nothing wrong with him other than severe anemia. He was only 5 lbs initially but is now 6.8 pounds (needs to be 10 lbs) and has a great appetite. Despite the apparently hellish existence he has had, Pumpkin is always purring, head butting, and welcoming to all visitors. He seems unafraid of dogs, and is a very calm cat. Because he appears to be older, his rescuers are having a difficult time finding him a home. They have reached out for our help. Do you have a special place in your heart to give this deserving kitty a loving home? Meet Pumpkin in his Silver Spring, Maryland foster home.
3/20/13 -UPDATE:Since Thanksgiving, Pumpkin has been continuing his recuperation in a loving foster home, putting all his efforts into getting fat and fluffy, trusting us to find him a forever home. He doesn't speak, but communicates his joy with loud purrs and by making squeaky noises of appreciation while eating. He has a voracious appetite, and finally weights more than 9 pounds...but still suffers from bouts of irritable bowel syndrome. Because he's such a long guy, he still looks pretty skinny. His once greasy fur, one of the side effects of severe malnutrition, is now starting to
bloom. Thought to be about 10 years old, he is neutered and up-to-date on his shots. In spite of all he's been through, he's a calm and loving cat.
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Rescue Group Info...
We are a small, private feline-only rescue group dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of homeless cats and kittens. We do not have a shelter and rely on a group of dedicated foster homes to care for our felines until a "fur-ever" home can be found. We actively promote the importance of spaying and neutering and best practices in companion animal care. The majority of our cats/kittens come from high-kill shelters. We do not receive any government funding and rely on private contributions, 100% of which go to provide medical care, food and supplies.
All of our cats are in private foster homes; therefore, we require an application be completed before setting up appointments to meet them; an application can be e-mailed, faxed or mailed upon request. Adopters must be within a reasonible driving distance to No. VA as we do not ship our animals; we participate in an adoption event held in Wash. DC most Sundays in conjunction with other rescuers. Please e-mail us for specifics.
We strive to make the "purr-fect" match through our interview and application process. Adoption fees include all medical work (FELV/FIV testing, shots; spay/neuter); home visits are required prior to final placement. The majority of our kittens are only available for adoption in pairs or as a companion to another young cat/kitten already in the home.
Northern Virginia/DC/MD; will consider nearby out of area adoptions if adopter is willing to travel to meet us and we are able to enlist the help of a rescue partner for the required homevisit..