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New Beginnings Cat Rescue
Facts about Carson
- Breed: Domestic Shorthair
- Color: Calico Or Dilute Calico
- Age: Adult
- Sex: Female
- ID#: 5441074
- Hair: Short
My name is Carson!
I am already spayed, housetrained, and up to date with shots.
Carson is a beautiful dilute calico DSH female that was born approximately 02/01/08. Carson was rescued from Garland Animal Services in January 2013. She spent the better part of that year being fostered in different homes and spending weeks at a time at our adoption center. During this time Carson packed on extra weight and became depressed. Some cats cannot handle too much change and stress, and all this moving around caused Carson to all of a sudden stop eating. When overweight cats stop eating they are at great risk of developing a condition called fatty liver disease which is exactly what happened to Carson in October. A cat's liver cannot metabolize too much fat very efficiently and when Carson's body was breaking down fat to use as energy it caused her liver to stop working properly. She became jaundiced and very nauseated. Her foster mom tried force feeding her but she was so ill that she would throw up her food. The only cure for fatty liver disease is to get the cat eating again. Because Carson could not hold food down the only option to save her life was to surgically insert a feeding tube in her esophagus. The tube came out through a hole in her neck and was held in place with bandages. Several times a day Carson received nourishment through her feeding tube. After a rough first few days she started keeping her food down and started showing improvement. As the weeks went by her color improved and she started showing interest in eating on her own. When her blood work came back normal and she was eating on her own again the tube was removed and Carson was back to her normal self. Since no other underlying illness was found to have caused her to stop eating, it is believed that depression and environmental instability caused all her troubles. She has been at the same foster home ever since and isn't going anywhere else until she finds her forever home.
Carson is a sweet sassy girl. She is fostered with other cats and a dog and as long as she gets a space to call her own she does fine with other pets. She would also do well as an only pet. She purrs the minute you pet her and loves having her head and neck scratched. She adores being brushed and likes drinking from running faucets. She's a little bit of a couch potato and likes sitting with her people and watching TV. She also likes to observe you while you do house work like cooking and folding laundry. Her only special need is a person/family that will love her for her and that can provide her a stable home and a healthy diet.
Carson is in a foster home and her adoption fee is $95.