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My name is Helen Keller!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 5 months ago

Cared for by Focus on Ferals

My basic info

Breed
Domestic Shorthair
Color
Black & White or Tuxedo
Age
Senior
Sex
Female
Pet ID
Hair Length
short

My details

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:

Helen Keller is the nicest, sweetest kitty you will ever meet. She is very gentle and precious. However, Helen Keller has two disabilities- she is completely blind and she is in the beginning stages of Kidney Disease. We’ve had Helen for over a month and she knows her foster room very well. She has never tried to climb on anything even though there is a chair and bed in her room- she stays to the floor. She knows where her litter box is, her food, water and of course her heated bed! On sunny days she finds the rays of sun shine and basks in the light!
Helen Keller can be startled easily. We’ve learned to warn her of pets by putting out hand right by her whiskers so she can feel us before we start petting her. She loves cheek scratches and rubbing her face on anything she can find!
Helen Keller would do best in a home where she only has to master a few spaces. She has not been very curious and sticks to what she knows. It would probably be best to be a single pet as she will run into things. In my experience, other cats do not look at it fondly if another cat runs into them- but there could be a perfect pet out there that could put up with her bumps. Helen Keller is the sweetest most precious kitty you’ve ever met and is looking for a purfect home to retire in!
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All of our cats/kittens are spayed or neutered, tested for FeLV/FIV, vaccinated against Distemper, and treated for fleas and other parasites. If you want to meet a specific kitty, please inquire with us before attending an adoption event, so we can make every effort to have the requested kitties available!
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Adoption center is located at 7962 CLYDE PARK SW, BYRON CENTER MI 49315. Our shelter is open by appointment only. Applications must be submitted and approved before appointments will be set. Applications can be completed at http://www.focusonferals.org/adopt/adoption-application/. Our adoption fee is Kittens through 6 months $125 or 2 for $200; Kitties over 6 months $100 or 2 for $150. Come on out and meet the love of your life!
Rescue
Focus on Ferals

Contact info

Pet ID
Contact
Gina Marvin
Address
7962 Clyde Park SW, Byron Center, MI 49315
Donation

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

The adoption fee is kittens through 6 months $125 or 2 for $200
kitties over 6 months $100 or 2 for $150. They come spayed/neutered, tested for FIV and FeLV, wormed, treated for fleas and is up to date on his/her vaccines.

If you are interested in adopting one of our kittens, please CLICK HERE to fill out an Adoption Application. If you have questions you can call 616-826-0927.

Go meet their pets

Our adoption center is located at 7962 Clyde Park SW Byron Center. We are open by appointment only once an application has been submitted and approved.

'Our adoption facility houses so many kitties. The rest are in foster homes. If you want to meet a specific kitty, please inquire with us before attending an adoption event, so we can make every effort to have the requested kitties available!

For every kitten that is adopted another kitten will have a chance at a healthy happy life. Kitten season has been especially busy this year and we have been at capacity for some time now. Sadly this means people who want to help the cats and kittens in their area are being turned away because of limited resources.

More about this rescue

Our mission is to improve the lives of feral cats through education and action, following the humane methods of Trap-Neuter-Return, and thus treating every feral cat with the compassion and respect they deserve.

The Humane Answer: Trap-Neuter-Return
If you've ever seen cats in an alleyway eating out of dumpsters, or blending into the wild habitat of a wooded area, and wondered about their condition and how you could help them, read on...

Some of them, having been lost or abandoned, have found their way to a colony where they can survive amongst other felines. But the majority live out their lives as feral, or "wild", cats. Being either born in the wild and never having had human contact, or reverting to a wild state after having been abandoned; the great majority of feral cats cannot be tamed. Generally, attempts at taming or adoption of ferals prove to be fruitless. Our efforts can be realized one-hundred-fold if we do the greatest good for the greatest number of ferals by stopping the cycle of reproduction.

Communities can help these forgotten cats by providing them with food, water, shelter, and spaying/neutering services through the "Trap-Neuter-Return" full management program.

Briefly, TNR consists of the humane trapping, sterilization, and return of feral cats to their familiar habitat to be cared for daily by dedicated volunteers. Kittens under eight weeks and/or tame cats are placed into adoption programs.

For more in-depth information on TNR, please visit our links page to visit the Alley Cat Allies web site or the Feral Friends web site.