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My name is Shelley!
Facts about Shelley
- Breed: Himalayan
- Color: Tortoiseshell
- Age: Adult
- Sex: Female
- Hair: Long
I am already spayed and up to date with shots.
Shelley 5 yr old female tortie point Himalayan
Shelley's human mom was about to be literally locked out of her sold at short sale home midnight on Saturday. She had tried numerous Southern California rescues to find someone to take her kitties and nothing had fallen into place. When we heard of the situation we were very far away and had 4 days to get her four cats or they would go to the shelter. ( Her mom was moving into a rented room in someone's house and could not keep them) Yikes. We went on Craig's List rideshare and found a very nice grad student who- for a fee- brought them up to us two days later. I am so glad we got them up here safe and sound. What nice, beautiful, vulnerable cats they are. If you have been watching the Persian page you have already seen one of them, tiny Miss Jubilee, who just went to a great home today. Now it is time to introduce Shelley to everyone.
Shelley is a big girl, 9 pounds 5 ounces. She came to us badly matted and we started shaving her the minute we got her out of her carrier. The last photo below shows how the matt on her rear flank was about 7 or 8 inches wide and 1 inch thick. This is painful for her since every movement she makes pulls the already tight hairs. So we shaved her over the course of three days and you can see we did not do a lovely job but she didn't care. We will go back and try to tidy her up and give her a bath. But what a beauty she is. Her fur coat will grow back.
So meanwhile she is a happy girl. She was bought from a breeder but we don't know which one. Her file lists only her age and birth date.
We have no other history. We have given her her FVRCP vaccination and wormed her and put her on preventive flea med's. None of these cats had fleas. The files on the other two show regular vet visits and good vet care being given so I would assume the same is true for Shelly.( Hmmm Maybe I will call those vets and see if they have records on Shelley too. )
I love Shelley's face and her wonderful personality.( I tell her she is my favorite) She is a good natured, confidant, healthy, athletic girl. She is easy to care for and love and someone will be lucky to have her companionship. Shelley seems cat friendly but would possibly be happy as an only cat with someone who is home all the time. Either way she needs a home where she will get lots of attention and love.
She is used to eating only dry food but will eat wet if it is given to her and she is litterbox perfect.
New photos soon.
Her foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.