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Shelter: Adopt-A-Pet, Inc.
|Breed:||Domestic Longhair||Color:||Orange Or Red Tabby||Age:||Adult|
Being from South Bend, home of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish, we needed to give this orange boy an Irish name, so please let us introduce Sheamus (pronounced "shay-mus"). We believe Sheamus to be about 7 years old and he's a front-paw declawed, longhaired orange tabby (although the striping is muted). He was quite matted initially (see his before picture) so he was given a buzz cut leaving a little mane around his head, a tuft at the end of his long tail, and some cute little tufts that grow between his paw pads. We think he’s just too cute. Tell us what you think – take a look at this video of him here. http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edit?ns=1&video_id=r_eyyPmM9lo
A little about Sheamus: While only in foster care a short time at this writing, we can tell you he is fine with other cats and even finer with nice dogs. He loves to be stroked and hang out with you if you’re just lounging around reading or watching tv. He's mellow enough that he should do fine in any kind of household, although we haven’t had him around young children so we’re just not quite sure on that front.
So here is the really special thing about Sheamus: He’s a special needs kitty as he has a heart murmur. He has received bloodwork and an ultrasound, and has begun medication which he will likely need to be on the for rest of his life. He readily eats his food with the ground up pill mixed up in it. Sheamus shows no outward symptoms of disease, but this is a condition that will likely need to be monitored on a regular basis. It is managed with similar drugs that humans with this condition would be treated with. You can read a little about heart murmurs here: http://www.petwave.com/Cats/Health/Heart-Blood/Murmurs/Overview.aspx We will provide Sheamus's adopter with all of his diagnostic medical records.
Is there anyone out there there that will reach out to this boy…one big heart to another?
Sheamus’s adoption fee of $75 includes: vet exam, bloodwork, cardiac ultrasound, distemper vaccination, rabies vaccination, fiv/feLV test (neg), microchip, routine deworming, flea control and neuter.