Meet Poppy! This gorgeous boy is about 3 years old. He has been at Tabby Town since November 2017. Poppy was found by a good samaritan after he was abandoned in an apartment building in Rochester, he was rescued by the Verona Street Animal Society. Poppy is a very sweet guy. He takes some time to get used to a new environment, but once he does he’s very friendly and loving. He was born with a birth defect in his tail, so it’s only about half of the length of a normal cat tail. He is currently in a quiet room. He does fine with other cats and enjoys a quieter space to relax and hang out. Once someone comes in the room, he will approach you looking for love. He doesn’t mind being brushed and since he has long hair he should be brushed regularly. Poppy would do best in a home without young children or dogs.
Poppy was recently diagnosed with early kidney disease. kidney disease is the loss of kidney function over time. Healthy kidneys perform many important functions, mostly filtering the blood and making urine, so problems with kidney function can result in a variety of health problems for a cat. Although there is no cure for kidney disease, there are treatment options which can help manage it and slow the progression. Poppy is on a diet of Hill’s k/d and canned food several times a day. His canned and dry foods need to be low protein. He is also on a supplement of Aluminum Hydroxide powder which is added to his canned food 2x daily to aid in Phosphorus binding. Poppy’s blood work will be rechecked in 3 months to re evaluate his kidney function.
Poppy is a fantastic boy who would thrive in a furever home with lots of love and veterinary care.
Stop by to meet Poppy today, you will fall in love just as we all have!
Poppy will be a special adoption handled by Tabby Town’s medical team. If you are interested in adopting Poppy, please contact Brooke at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Poppy is neutered, up to date on vaccinations (rabies and distemper), and has tested negative for FIV and Feline Leukemia.
Adoption Procedure Policy
All our cats and kittens at Tabby Town (TT) are rescued with the goal of adoption. Our organization partners with six local animal welfare groups; each group follows a specific protocol for adoption and TT implements adoptions according to each individual process as required by that organization. There are great similarities among the groups; the most significant difference is that some groups restrict de-clawing. We collaborate with all our animal welfare partners with the understanding that we will follow their specific protocol while working toward a universal adoption process. To that end, our highly trained team of volunteers follows strict guidelines while taking into account each individual situation from both human and animal perspectives.
Here is the process:
-Visitors come to TT to meet cats with possibility of adopting
-If a cat is selected, family goes in a private "meet and greet"to spend time with cat/kitten
-If there is a positive result on both sides, TT's vetting process begins, which includes a thorough questionnaire about animal ownership history and veterinary relationships, attitudes towards animals, as well as financial viability, along with a comprehensive verbal interview. If the prospective adopter rents as opposed to owning his home, written permission from the landlord is required to finalize adoption
-All animal records are reviewed with prospective adopters to provide full disclosure about the animal including history and specific details about the animal's personality, medical conditions, nutritional needs, etc.
-Prospective adopters complete an adoption agreement form which is a legal contract, and pay an adoption donation which ranges from $45.00 to $125.00 depending on cat's age, medical concerns, special needs, etc.
-The animal can leave with the new family that day if everything goes well, the family is prepared for the animal at his/her new home, and assuming there are no concerns or issues that may warrant further investigation. Copies of all paperwork are given to the new family, along with any relevant supplies, etc.
-Each adoptive family receives a certificate for a free first veterinary visit (along a comprehensive list of local veterinary clinics,) to be redeemed within ten days
-TT's team snaps a "new forever family" portrait and frequently posts our new adoption stories on social media to be celebrated and enjoyed
-TT's team of volunteers performs direct follow-up over the course of the following weeks to make sure everyone is adjusting properly and to answer any questions
-TT has a 100 percent return policy for any reason, with the protection and care of our animals as first priority at all times
-TT is always available during the life of the animal, to provide support and answer questions, and to give medical referrals, behavioral advice and to keep track of how each adopted animal is progressing and adjusting
-TT receives literally hundreds of emails, photos, visits, and posts with wonderful stories about our cats and kittens who have found forever homes
-Most cats may be put "on hold" pending adoption (if available,) for up to 24 hours. A deposit toward the adoption fee is encouraged for this request. Under special circumstances a kitten may be put on hold subject to our manager's discretion