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My name is Stinky!

Posted over 5 years ago | Updated over 2 years ago

Cared for by Spay & Stay
Adoption fee: $25

This helps Spay & Stay with pet care costs.

My basic info

Breed
Domestic Shorthair
Color
Brown Tabby
Age
12 years 4 months old, Adult
Sex
Female
Pet ID
Hair Length
short

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Alert icon Not good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Needs experienced adopter
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Has special needs

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Stinky (born in 2012) is a spayed female brown tabby shorthaired cat. Stinky was trapped and spayed as an older kitten and returned to her colony. Unfortunately a few years later she was struck by a car and although she was lucky enough to survive, she did suffer several fractures in her lower spine. The spine injuries left her unable to control when she urinates or defecates but her caretaker had developed a bond with her and chose to continue caring for her until sadly he passed away in late 2016. She needs to be on stool softener twice a day to keep her system moving without conscious muscle control but thankfully she happily eats them on her own mixed in with a little wet food. She will need to be on those meds the rest of her life and obviously she requires more clean up than a normal cat and needs to be kept in a small, easy to clean area like a large dog crate, bathroom or spare bedroom with smooth flooring most of the time. Because of her outdoor kittenhood Stinky can be a little slow to warm up to new people but once she gets used to someone as one of her caretakers she loves to be petted and acts a lot more friendly. She has done well with the toddler in her foster home but because of her spinal cord damage we think Stinky needs to avoid excessive stress and would do best in a quieter home with no dogs or where she could be kept separately.
Rescue
Spay & Stay

Contact info

Pet ID
Contact
Address
Grayslake, IL 60030

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Adoption applicants complete an application either before or after meeting adoptable cats. The application will be processed in 2-7 days depending on response time from employer, current vet, landlord and reference. A home visit is done when the cat is delivered to its new home. Kittens 3 to 6 months old are $125, kittens 6 mo to 1 year are $100, and adults cats over 1 year are $80. This includes neuter, rabies and distemper vaccinations, parasite treatment and microchip.

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

Adoption events are held either Saturday or Sunday in Lake County, usually in the Waukegan or Libertyville area. Like Spay and Stay on Facebook to see adoption event locations. Cats can also be met in their foster homes with an approved application. Care Animal Hospital, 1214 W. Park Ave, Libertyville also fosters 1-2 cats that can be seen during normal business hours. PetSmart Skokie has 1-3 cats for adoption through Spay and Stay also.

More about this rescue

Spay & Stay is a trap-neuter-release organization that finds homes for friendly adult cats and kittens born to free-roaming cats.

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