Bethea is spayed, litterbox-trained, tested negative for FIV/FeLV, current on shots (FVRCP, Rabies, us. Leukemia), and microchipped. INDOOR HOME ONLY. Keeping nails trimmed & providing scratching surfaces, as well as plenty of attention, exploration, and playtime, are crucial to the mental & physical well-being of every pet cat at all ages. Declawing isn't permitted as it involves AMPUTATING the first knuckle of the toes containing the claw root & is severely painful, can have drastic behavioral consequences as far as litterbox use, removes natural defenses, and in some cases can lead to chronic, lasting pain akin to "phantom limb" syndrome.
Please be aware that monthly flea/tick preventative & worm prevention as recommended by your vet are also a MANDATORY part of responsible pet ownership. Failure to treat/prevent parasites is cruel to the pet's health & comfort, and in the case of severe intestinal worms, heartworms, or extreme flea infestation, can be fatal!
Can I let my cat go outdoors? She knows she lives here.
No, cats that spend unsupervised time outdoors are FAR more likely to become infected with fatal viruses FIV (feline AIDS) and/or Feline Leukemia, as well as to become lost or stolen, die in traffic, ingest poisonous substances (toxic plants, antifreeze, mouse/rat or insect poison), suffer severe wounds from feral toms or, more dangerously, preying stray dogs/coyotes that may also eat them. Many outdoor cats are presumed stray and either picked up by animal control or fall victim to acts of teen cruelty, such as being lit on fire, exploded with fireworks, shot with BBs or buckshot, soaked in kerosene, bugspray, or bleach, cornered & beaten to death, or deliberately run over. Therefore, no cat will be adopted as an outdoor pet or as an indoor/outdoor cat. They very much enjoy a safely enclosed sunroom, catwalk, or approved outdoor structure, or even outtings by harness/leash. While there are companies that build fences with inward-inclined tops that are purported to keep cats in the yard, bear in mind that this does not keep hostile feral tomcats or predators OUT.
Adoptions are by appointment, available in the Gwinnett (Lawrenceville/Duluth/Lilburn area, such as near Gwinnett Mall); or within reasonable drive of same. Please call & leave message on VM 678-MEOW-NAP, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. As not all pets are on-site, please call at least 1 day in advance of when you wish to meet the pet. Thank you for Bringing Our Hearts Where Home Is (TM)!
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