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My name is Pumpkin!

Domestic Shorthair Kitten for adoption in San Diego, California - Pumpkin

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Pumpkin's Info...

I am already spayed, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Pumpkin's Story...
Hello! Pictured here is a very special kitty named Pumpkin! We rescued her and her brother Jack and they both have quite the story to tell! This is what grandpa has to say about them!

The Krazy Kat ladies will not turn an animal away because of injuries or deformity, Jack is a good example. He came in with a herpes effecting his eyes. After several trips to the vet Jack was diagnosed as being totally blind. The Ladies kept him in a small room. After a short time he memorized every square inch of the room. After a while it was decided to allow him to roam the house. Jack adapted quickly in a short time he became familiar and learned the location of litter box's and food and water stations. At about 4 months Jack is totally self sufficient. He has a female litter mate that has become bonded.

Here's a little more information:

A few months back we rescued a mamma cat and five kittens from the shelter. The lady that owned the mother cat did not take care of her and she got very skinny and ill and in turn so did her babies. Three of the five kittens had severe eye problems and one kitten, King even died from an eye infection. Thankfully Jack and Pumpkin survived and are now happy, healthy kitties! Jack's right eye has been removed and his left eye has healed completely (we have no plans to remove this one). He is blind in both eyes but the vet thinks he may be able to see shadows. Pumpkin is blind in the left eye (not removed) but sees perfectly with her right eye. These babies LOVE EACH OTHER so much we cannot imagine separating them so they come as a pair. Both are overly loving towards people (especially Jack) and want nothing more to be held and pet! They also love to play with each other, cuddle together, and lounge in their cat tree. You wouldn't know Jack is blind except when you put him back on the floor after holding him, he waves all four paws around as if he's coming in for a landing! :)

If you would like to know more about how to care for a blind cat see the 'tips' link below! To investigate what it might be like to have a blind cat see the 'interview' link with Gwen Cooper below!

Due to their limited vision they would only be safe as INDOOR-only cats!! They come spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, de-flead, and de-wormed. They do well with other cats, dogs, and children. If you are interested please e-mail or call Laura 310-617-7482, wdh44@aol.com.

Tips on raising a blind kitty:
http://www.cat-world.com.au/caring-for-a-blind-cat

Interview: See what NYC author Gwen Cooper says about raising her blind kitty: http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,2037963,00.html

Facts about Pumpkin

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Kitten
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short

Other Pets at Krazy Kat Lovers- San Diego Chapter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Pumpkin, a San Diego Domestic Shorthair kitten was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Domestic Shorthair for sale in San Diego, or seeking a Domestic Shorthair kitten from a breeder in San Diego.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in San Diego already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a San Diego breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Domestic Shorthair breeders who help with Domestic Shorthair rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in San Diego paves the way for another one to be saved.