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My name is Shenzi!
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Monroe SPCA
Adoption process
1.

Submit Application

2.

Interview

3.

Approve Application

4.

Meet the Pet

5.

Home Check

6.

Take the Pet Home

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Facts about me

Breed
Domestic Shorthair
Color
Gray or Blue
Age
3 years 9 months old, Adult
Sex
Female
Pet ID
C-0319-026
Hair Length
short

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

Shenzi is a Domestic Short Hair (DSH), female, DOB: 2/2/19.

Calm, quiet, somewhat reserved with people she isn’t familiar with, it is accurate to say, Shenzi is a cat who is more easy to please and undemanding, than independent; and more discerning and looking to operate in her comfort zone, than shy. Content to be hanging-out and observing activities most of the time rather than being right-up in the action or the center of attention, make no mistake about it, Shenzi is an extremely affectionate cat who loves being held and cuddling with her people – she’s just not demanding about it, preferring instead to be plied and encouraged with soft-spoken words of invitation to which she’ll readily respond. Straight-up a no-nonsense young feline who is above-all-else an extremely sweet-natured, entirely earnest people-cat, this coyly impish young feline just needs to take things slowly initially; once she gets to her comfort zone though her confidence kicks in and it’s all fawning devotion for her people – gentle, but very expressive displays of love and affection – and often.

Intelligent and highly-sensitive, it is, as we said, very important for Shenzi to feel comfortable in her surroundings before letting her guard down, but once she does, her confidence as well as her friendly, engaging personality is enthusiastically revealed. While independent exploring is a favored pastime of Shenzi’s as well as being able to lounge in a sunny, favored spot (usually from a perch), we think you should know that she can be plied to lose any inhibitions with playful interaction and toys, particularly interactive play with feathered toys. Although a thoughtfully cautious cat in most instances, she is also a highly social cat who willl, no doubt, appreciate and enjoy the company of compatible cats and kittens as well as cat-friendly dogs in her home so long as she is allowed to settle into her comfort zone and establish reasonable boundaries with them. Again, harmonious interaction will rule the day if her people are patient and introductions are made at her pace.

Shenzi came to Monroe SPCA from animal control where she along with 2 brothers, Kamari and Azizi, were born to mother Sarabi who had recently come from a hoarding situation of more than 70 cats in a home. Unfortunately, the entire family was sick at intake, all having symptoms of URI’s among other things. Shortly after intake with us, the family tested positive for Panleukopenia – all receiving aggressive treatment for this deadly feline disease. Shenzi and her brothers were hospitalized for treatment; only Shenzi survived and not without life-altering consequences. After surviving Panleukopenia and well into her recovery, Shenzi began exhibiting symptoms of Cerebellar hypoplasia which she then also received treatment for, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory regimens; Shenzi has fully recovered but is left with a diagnosis and mild symptoms of Cerebellar hypoplasia.

Now a happy, healthy, pretty active young cat, Shenzi will experience symptoms of this manageable, but untreatable disease life-long. The good news: this is a non-progressive disease and Shenzi has only mild symptoms of some occasional incoordination. Special considerations in regards to heights and stairs is a necessity with her forever home placement; but Shenzi, like all felines with Cerbellar hypoplasia, can and will live a normal, long and healthy life with proactive, responsible, and caring owners who are willing to welcome an extremely affectionate young feline with special needs into their home.

Shenzi currently resides at Monroe SPCA’s Adoption Center and Retail Store. You can meet her by appointment with pre-approved adoption application. To start the adoption process, complete and submit Monroe SPCA’s adoption application linked above.

All Monroe SPCA cats available for adoption have an adoption fee of $85.00. This fee includes the cat being spayed or neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, dewormed, tested for FeLV and FIV, and microchipped with lifelong registration prior to adoption.

Completed applications can be emailed to info@monroespca.org or dropped off at Monroe SPCA’s Adoption Center and Retail Store located at 293 W. Monroe Street, Dundee, MI.

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Rescue

Monroe SPCA

Contact info
Pet ID
C-0319-026
Contact
Phone
Address
293 West Monroe St., Dundee, MI 48131
Donation

Their adoption process

1.

Submit Application

2.

Interview

3.

Approve Application

4.

Meet the Pet

5.

Home Check

6.

Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

You can meet our adoptable cats and kittens by appointment with pre-approved adoption application. To start the adoption process, complete and submit Monroe SPCA’s adoption application linked below.

Adopting an Animal from Monroe SPCA’s Adoption Center

The Process for Meeting and/or Adopting an Animal at Monroe SPCA’s Adoption Center: Prospective adopters will need to complete the following four (4) steps in order to meet and adopt one of our companion animals at our adoption center.

Step One: Review Adoption Policies.

Step Two: Fill-out and submit one of our Adoption Applications for the animal you wish to adopt.

After we receive the application, we will:

1. Review your application to make certain the information is complete.
2. Contact your references and conduct a veterinary check.
3. Contact you with any follow up questions.
4. Pre-approve your application.

You will need to provide us with a copy of your driver’s license or proof of residence, and if applicable, written proof that you are permitted to own/have the pet you wish to adopt on the premises where you reside.

Step Three: Once your application is pre-approved, we will schedule an appointment for you to visit our adoption center to meet the animal or animals you're interested in adopting.

Step Four: Provided the adoption is approved, we will schedule a home visit (video call) and a foster-to-adopt contract will need to be completed and a non-refundable adoption fee accepted.

All members of your household must meet the animal or animals you wish to adopt at our adoption center. If you already have a dog or dogs in the household, we will require a meet-n-greet at our adoption center with all canine members who currently reside in the household prior to adoption approval.

To start the adoption process, print and complete the appropriate application listed below. You can send it to info@monroespca.org or drop it off in person at our adoption center.

Dog Application: http://www.monroespca.org/Adoption%20Application%20-%20Dog.pdf
Cat Application: http://www.monroespca.org/Adoption%20Application%20-%20Cat.pdf

Once we receive your application, we will review it and call you within two (2) to three (3) business days.

Adopting an Animal from a Monroe SPCA Foster Home

The Process for Meeting and/or Adopting an Animal Residing in a Monroe SPCA Foster Home: Prospective adopters will need to complete the following four (4) steps in order to meet and adopt one of our companion animals in a foster home.

Step One: Review Adoption Policies.

Step Two: Fill-out and submit one of our Adoption Applications for the animal or animals you wish to adopt.

Once we receive the application, we will:
1. Review your application to make certain the information is complete.
2. Contact your references and conduct a veterinary check.
3. Contact you with any follow up questions.
4. Pre-approve your application.

Step Three: Schedule a meeting (meet-n-greet) with you, household family members, and pets so you can meet the animal you are interested in adopting.

You will need to bring your driver’s license or proof of residence to this meeting, and if applicable, written proof that you are permitted to own/have the pet you wish to adopt on the premises where you reside.

Step Four: Provided the meeting goes well and the adoption is approved, we will schedule a home visit (video call) and a foster-to-adopt contract will need to be completed and a non-refundable adoption fee accepted.

All members of the household must be present for at least one of the meetings. If you already have a dog or dogs in the household, we will require a meet-n-greet with all canine members who currently reside in the household.

Once we receive your application, we will review it and call you to conduct a phone screening and schedule a meeting within two (2) to three (3) business days.

Adoption application

More about this rescue

Monroe SPCA (Monroe Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a 501c.3 tax-exempt, non-profit animal welfare and rescue organization incorporated in the State of Michigan in 2010. Monroe SPCA is governed by all-volunteer Board of Directors.

Monroe SPCA’s mission is to save, protect, and improve the lives of animals.