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My name is Lily-Dilute Tort!
Facts about Lily-Dilute Tort
- Breed: Domestic Shorthair
- Color: Tortoiseshell
- Age: Adult
- Sex: Female
- ID#: 07
- Hair: Short
Lily-Dilute Tort's Info...
I am already spayed, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Lily has had a rough life. She's 3-years old. She was living outside and was rescued during the winter. She was trapped in a Hav-A-Hart and taken straight to the Cleveland A.P.L. Unbeknownst to us she was pregnant and about to deliver her kittens. We didn't know at the time that the APL aborts kittens when stray or feral cats are brought in to be spayed or neutered.
This put Lily into a deep depression; losing her kittens. She refused to eat and literally laid around, refusing to move, just staring into space. We had to force her to eat through the use of a high calorie paste.
At the time she was rescued, our organization was new. We were contacted by a "rescue" who offered to give her therapy and the time and attention she needed. We learned the hard way a few weeks later that the "rescue" was really a front for an extreme hoarder. We contacted the hoarder and demanded Lily be returned. We were being refused so we went to the property. Long story short, Lily was inside a packed closet hiding. The room she was in had several other cats in it and was full of feces, urine, and vomit. The litter boxes hadn't been tended to in ages so the cats took to going on the floor. There wasn't fresh water either.
When we got Lily back she smelled awful, had fleas, roundworms and tapeworms. She was also in worse mental shape then when we trusted the "rescue" to take her. Long story short, Olmsted Falls Cat Rescue founder took her in and fostered her. It's taken years to get Lily happy, willing to be pet, and acclimated to people. BUT she is still shy with strangers and has bonded to her foster mom, who can't keep her long term due to a move in the summer of 2013.
Lily LOVES affection. We prefer an experienced adopter or person who really wants to rescue and make a difference in the cats life. It's taken awhile, but she is ready for adoption.