Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Do we adopt?

I am asked often if we adopt out our cats.  The answer is yes and no.  We are a lifetime care facility.  We make a life time commitment to the cats.  BUT if we feel it is in the best interest of the cat, and if we find someone that we think we will give the cat a fantastic home and is close enough to us that we can drive to check on the cat, we will allow an adoption.   I will occasionally feature a cat that would like to be adopted.

This is Maggie.  She is around 8 years old.  Her original owner died and the daughter dumped Maggie at the local humane society.  There Maggie got a severe eye infection/upper respiratory infection and she lost her sight.  A volunteer at the Humane Society took Maggie and had her in a foster home that could no longer take care of her.  She contacted us to take her.   Maggie is very very friendly to humans,  but is terrified of other cats. She swats, growls, hisses at them.  To her they are the unknown terrible monster and she does not like them at all.    Maggie has another issue and I suspect it might have something to do with why the daughter dumped her.  She does not like to poop in a litter box.    We have her crated at night and if she is crated she will use the litter box  but if she is running around free and needs to do her business,  she will always do it on the floor. (most of the time right next to the litter box)   For most of the time, the crating works.    She would really like to find a home that will not make her deal with lots of animals and that will give her a lap to sit in.  She is a big girl, needs to lose a few pounds, loves to talk,   has been declawed  (we did not do that to her! that is the way she came to us)  Is of course spayed, combo tested negative, current on all of her shots.