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My name is
*Peaches!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated 1 day ago

My basic info

Breed
Domestic Shorthair
Color
Orange or Red (Mostly)
Age
Adult
Sex
Female
Pet ID
18955425-C230002
Hair Length

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Purebred
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

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

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

This is a courtesy post! This cat is not currently under the care of The Cat Shack but can be adopted directly from her caretaker in the meantime. To adopt these cats, please fill out an application in the link below. If you have any questions, please email catshackposting@gmail.com

From Peaches' current owner -

The background is this: In mid-2019, we adopted two cats. One is wonderful and we have no problems with her. The other has behavioral issues that we're not able to properly manage.

She used to be a scratcher, although I will say that she hasn't scratched anyone in a very long time. Overall, she's a sweet cat. Meows to say hello, that kind of thing. 

But a couple of months ago she bit my daughter. This was not a nip. My daughter needed to go on antibiotics, we had to fill out a report to the state, and the wound bled for 5 days (maybe because it was right beside the nail of her thumb - a difficult place to heal). 

The cat also pees on couches. This does not seem to be a medical problem as she doesn't pee on carpets or anywhere else. She destroyed four of our couches and we disposed of them, and for about three months just had no couches. During that time, she peed fine in the litter box. So it does seem to be a problem specifically of couches that she likes. We replaced one of the couches eventually, hoping that over the months without them, she'd gotten out of the habit, and she immediately started peeing on it again. 

We've restructured our lives around her - we're very careful not to pet her for too long in case she snaps and scratches or bites, and we are again without furniture. We've also gated off sections of our home so that she is only able to go into the kitchen and basement area, where we again have no furniture and so she can't cause any destruction. 

This is very difficult for us and has caused us much anguish, not to mention thousands of dollars. We don't feel we have the capability to care for her properly, and we feel she might do better in a different environment. We've replaced another couch in our main area, and we've gated it so that she can't get into it, but we have two kids and if they leave the gate open and she gets in, she'll again destroy that couch. It's a constant source of stress, not to mention, I am not sure I can trust her not to hurt someone coming to our house - my 5-year-old niece, or my parents, for example. 

This is a difficult decision to make because she really is, in many ways, a sweet cat. But we just don't feel we can manage this any more. 

She is a beautiful cat, with very soft fur. And like I said, for the most part, very sweet. 

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Adopting from The Cat Shack

The Cat Shack rescue is all volunteer and the adopted cats are delivered to your home. Because we deliver the cats to you, we must restrict the adoptions of our highly adoptable cats to a 1 hour drive from the Allentown PA area. In certain situations, 'special-needs' cats, ferals and older cats will be adopted to homes at a greater distance then a 1 hour drive from Allentown PA.

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May 24, 2024, 9:40 pm
Rescue
The Cat Shack, Inc

Contact info

Pet ID
18955425-C230002
Contact
Theresa Clifford
Address
PO Box 950, Trexlertown, PA 18087
Donation

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

We ask our adopters to fill out a brief application. We seek adopters that will provide a loving home for the life of the pet with proper vet care.

The Cat Shack adoption contract states that the adopter will keep the cat safe, provide vet care and will return the cat to the Cat Shack rescue if the owners find that they can no longer keep their pet.

The Cat Shack adoption fee is $75 and includes FeLV/FIV testing, vaccines, deworming, the spay or neuter plus any other medical issues needed. This often includes dentals and other expensive vet work.

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

We always have many cats and kittens listed on our website at www.thecatshack.com, plus we have adoption centers where you can meet some of our cats live in the following locations:
PetsMart in Whitehall PA, the Petvalu in East Greenville and and Petvalu in Quakertown.

More about this rescue

The Cat Shack is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization staffed by volunteers.

We keep all of our rescued cats until they get adopted and will treat all medical issues identified by our vets. All of our pets are fostered in the homes of volunteers and we utilize our adoption centers in the PetsMart in Whitehall PA, the Petvalu in East Greenville and and Petvalu in Quakertown to help us find homes for our rescued pets.

Our group also has a very active Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) program where feral cats are altered and returned to their original location to live out their lives without reproducing.