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My name is Pumpkin (Special Story!)!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Pumpkin (Special Story!)
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Facts about Pumpkin (Special Story!)

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short

Pumpkin (Special Story!)'s Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Pumpkin (Special Story!)'s Story...
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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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Pumpkin (Special Story!), a Arlington Domestic Shorthair cat was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Domestic Shorthair for sale in Arlington, or seeking a Domestic Shorthair cat from a breeder in Arlington.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Arlington already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Arlington breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Domestic Shorthair breeders who help with Domestic Shorthair rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Arlington paves the way for another one to be saved.