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My name is Sunflower!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated 1 year ago

I'm being cared for by
Wild Cat Foundation
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Facts about me

Domestic Mediumhair
Orange or Red Tabby
Pet ID
Hair Length

My info

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Alert icon Not good with dogs
Alert icon Not 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

Sunflower (most commonly known as "Sunny" by her foster family) was found on UL Lafayette's campus. We believe that she may have been abandoned there because she was very sweet to all of the students that stopped by to say hi to her, and she kept trying to run inside the buildings. One of our volunteers called us to report the situation and we immediately got her scooped up and put into a foster home.
Sunny is a super loving cat. Her favorite things to do are to sit on the windowsill and watch all that's going on outside in the neighborhood and sleep her in foster dad's lap while he works on his computer. She can be pretty vocal and will have full "conversations" with her foster parents - especially around dinner time.
Sunny absolutely adores people, but unfortunately isn't the biggest fan of other animals. She would do best in a home without dogs or other cats. Ultimately, all Sunny wants is a family that will spoil her rotten and treat her like the princess that she is.
A major fact to note is that Sunny does have a history of seizures. She has had two that we know of, the first occurred soon after she was taken into our organization during a routine check up with the vet. The second seizure happened in a previous adopter's home after she woke up from a nap. The previous adopters were aware of her medical history, but ended up deciding to return her back to Wild Cat Foundation because they realized that they would not be able to financially care for Sunny long-term.
As of right now, Sunny is happy and healthy. She is not currently taking any medications for the seizures because we are unsure of what the root of the problem is. We have ran multiple tests to try to determine the cause (such as FeLV/FIV and toxoplasmosis), but everything has come up negative. Our leading guess is that she has an allergy/sensitivity to essential oils that were used in the diffusers at both locations, but we cannot confirm this. Any potential adopters will have to be able to commit to Sunny's medical needs and work with their personal vet to find a solution to this issue if it continues.
Additionally, Sunny has some special grooming needs. She has beautiful long fur, but is honestly a bit lazy about grooming herself. She will need to be brushed regularly to keep her fur free of tangles. She's scheduled to get a lion-cut soon as the weather is warming up, so we'll see how that goes.
Even though Sunny has a few quirks and special needs, she is most definitely worth the trouble. She is so sweet, loving, affectionate, and just an absolute joy to have around. Please consider giving her a home!

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Wild Cat Foundation

Contact info
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1640 North Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506

Their adoption process


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Additional adoption info

As a Trap-Neuter-Return group, we cannot process cats for intake to a shelter setting. The cats and kittens we offer for adoption are the result of rescue during "TNR" wherein they were caught in a humane trap for spay or neuter. Friendly cats and kittens young enough to be socialized are put into the adoption system when we determine that they would be safer as household pets. Healthy feral (wild) cats are returned to the trap site to rejoin their colony under the lifelong care of dedicated volunteers.

It is Wild Cat Foundation's policy that all cats and kittens, without exception, be altered prior to adoption. In addition, all prospects have been tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and are current on all vaccinations and treatment for parasites.

It is our policy to require an adoption application and interview of all prospective adoptive families. We reserve the right to deny an application for any reason.

Our goal is to make sure everyone is happy! Once an adoption takes place, a Wild Cat Foundation volunteer may follow up within one or two weeks--to check on the progress of the pet and to learn how he is adjusting to his new home. Also, we are glad to hear from our new pet parents at any time, especially if there are any problems or concerns.
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- for dogs:

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More about this rescue

In addition to our trap-neuter-return program, we operate a high-volume low-cost spay and neuter center, SpayNation for Dogs and Cats.