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Cat, Young, Male, Large
Spayed/NeuteredHas ShotsNo Cats
Louie was surrendered to the shelter because he fought too much with the other cat in the home âÂ violently so. But whatever his issues are with other felines, he has NO such issues with humans! He is crazy about every person he meets, and is extremely happy, playful and social with them. He loves to be picked up and cuddled and babied just as much as he loves playtime. Though heâs now confined to a cage most of the day while we try to find the right home for him, heâs a bundle of energy and joy when heâs allowed liberty to run around the room and play. Unfortunately, because of his issues with other cats, his liberty is limited. But it doesnât hamper his spirit â he doesnât seem at all stressed out being in a cage at the shelter, though he is desperate for all the attention he can get from his volunteers. He is very young, only 15 months old, and is LOONEY TOONS for catnip toys! We think Louie would make an outstanding companion for kids of all ages âÂ he would love their attention and energy, because he is so social and playful. So if you want to put your kids on a âone catâ limit, Louieâs the guy for you. Though Louie cannot live with another cat, we have found that most cat-hating cats actually enjoy living with a dog, and Louie was not bothered at all by a small, barking chihuahua we brought in to meet the cats. He sniffed noses with the dog and seemed more curious about it than anything else. Louie is box-trained, neutered, current on vaccinations, and tested negative for FIV and feline leukemia. Adoption fee for adult cats is $50 (credit card, check or money order payable to âTown of Scituateâ âÂ no cash, please!). For more information or an application, email ClayvilleCritters@cox.net, call the shelter at (401) 647-7200, or visit the shelter during regular hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 7 to 11 a.m., Sat 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can find a downloadable application by scrolling down the Town of Scituateâs Animal Control page: http://www.scituateri.org/departments/animal_control/ Please email all PDF applications to ClayvilleCritters@cox.net for faster processing.
Cat, Adult, Male, Large
Midnight, a very social young male, was surrendered to the shelter in mid-August because his family was moving and could not take him with them. He broke our hearts, crying at the cat room door and looking for his family, scouring the cat room and barging into the adjacent bathroom to see if they might be hiding in some corner, as if it was all terrible mistake that led them to put him in a carrier and leave him in a shelter cage. But heâs now settled into life at the shelter, and though he finds it VERY boring for the most part, he is very happy whenever his volunteers are in to give him attention. He loves to pal around with us, helps us with our chores, supervises the dish washing and laundry folding, and when itâs time for a break from chores, he will claim a lap to get in his daily snuggles and kisses. When we exit the cat room into the office, he sits at the glass door crying for us, and then waits patiently for our return. And when weâre busy with a chore he doesnât enjoy assisting, heâs happy to play with toys or sit on the windowsill to take in the day. He really likes being our sidekick, inspecting our work while we clean, and making sure we havenât accidentally left any food in the can.He can get sassy sometimes, though. As affectionate as he is âÂ and he LOVES to be carried around and hugged and kissed âÂ when heâs had enough, he might take a swat at your hand. But that behavior is true of most young cats. We really think the shelter environment is stressing him out and making him feel trapped. Midnight is a little bit of a mystery of late. He was very good friends with his shelter mates Clarence, an older male cat, and Blackjack, a younger male cat, but then both were adopted. The boys were allowed a lot of liberty together, and loved running around together. They would spend the night out of their cages, and all be there together at the door in the morning to greet the volunteers. There was no need among the three for any to claim the âalphaâÂ role. But his male cat friends were adopted, and the shelter recently had an influx of female cats and now Midnight seems to be very agitated by them. One of the new cats is definitely a pushy alpha female. We just canât say for sure why this guy, who was great pals with two other male cats, is now suddenly agitated by other cats, which all happen to be female. And now that we canât let him out with the lady cats, he is getting much less liberty than he used to. Midnight is 3 years old, is neutered, box-trained, current on vaccinations, and tested negative for FIV and feline leukemia. Adoption fee is $50. Fee may be paid by credit card or money order, payable to âTown of Scituate.â Personal checks are accepted from R.I. residents only, and no cash is accepted. For more information or an application, email ClayvilleCritters@cox.net, call the shelter at (401) 647-7200, or visit the shelter during regular hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 7 to 11 a.m., Sat 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can also access a downloadable application by scrolling down the Town of Scituateâs Animal Control page: http://www.scituateri.org/departments/animal_control/ Please email all PDF applications to ClayvilleCritters@cox.net for faster processing.
Sprout & Shadow: Bonded Pair
Cat, Baby, Female, Medium
Special NeedsNo Kids
THE SAGA OF SPROUT & SHADOW: We are looking for the right home for a very special kitten, and her very sweet mama. Sheâs a little thing with a big story, and a bigger personality, so please read on, and share their story with anyone you know who might be able to help. Little Sprout and her three littermates were born the shelter on April 14 to mama Shadow. They went to live in a foster home when they were 14 days old, so that they could have more space to run and play as they grew. When the kittens were about 5 weeks old, the foster family noticed that Sproutâs breathing was more labored than that of her littermates, and not just after active play. So off to the vet went Sprout, where x-rays showed she had a condition called âflat-chested kitten syndrome.â This is a rare condition â the shelterâs first documented case! â but fortunately it is somewhat correctible. We wonât bore you with the details of the condition, and information on it is largely anecdotal, but if youâre curious, Wikipedia actually provides a pretty good description. Sproutâs lungs were compressed, which caused her thorax to flatten, so the vet fashioned a homemade corset to encourage her ribs to form more correctly as she developed, which would ease the pressure on her lungs. As you can see in the photos, Sprout looked like a little linebacker in her first cardboard corset! She struggled at first to stay upright with the heavy vest she was wearing, but her spirit was never diminished â she would topple over, and spin around a bit until she found a way to right herself. She sure looked funny walking around in the cardboard contraption, which made her look bow-legged, but it wasnât long before Sprout adjusted to it. When her littermates were all adopted, Sprout moved into her second foster home long with mama Shadow, so that sheâd have a companion. In the new home they were able to have their own bedroom, complete with a TV to stave off boredom. There they enjoyed occasional visits from children and a cat-friendly little dog. Sprout saw the vet every week so her development could be checked, and eventually received a more regal corset, one made of flexible plastic. Each week she made more progress, better than any of us had hoped, and each week everyone who knew her, from her two foster families to the vet and all the staff at Scituate Animal Hospital, fell deeper in love with the corseted princess. She seemed to enjoy the weekly vet visits, because Sprout loves everyone she meets â sheâs a very friendly, affectionate and happy little kitten, and enjoyed nuzzling noses with her various vet techs once her exam was finished. July 29 was a big day, the day the vet decided she had developed enough and could go without the corset. She was scheduled for a follow-up August 25, just to make sure she didnât suffer any setbacks, and once again, Sprout showed more improvement, so the vet gave us the go-ahead to finally find a real home for her! There are a few important things to know. First, there are no special medical needs for Sprout â no medications, no special food, and no surgery indicated. But because her ribs did not develop normally, her heart and lungs are still a little more exposed within the thoracic cavity than the average kitten. Itâs very possible this could improve over time with further development. Second, because her lungs are still somewhat compromised, surgery for her is inadvisable for some time. This means she canât be spayed until a vet determines her lungs are functioning well enough for her to undergo anesthesia. And right now, we simply cannot say when that will be, just that she has shown progress with each and every visit to the vet. She should be reassessed by a vet when she is one year old to see if her lungs are strong enough for anesthesia. Third, because of her condition, a low-activity household is best for Sprout. Though we canât prevent her from being a crazy little kitten sometimes, she needs a home where she doesnât become over-excited, and this means no homes with young children who wonât understand that she shouldnât be riled up with excessive play. This also means no homes with lively young dogs that will want to play with her, though a home with a very laid-back old dog should be okay. Lastly, we think it would be best for Sprout to go to a home with her lifelong companion, her mama Shadow. Sheâs been the one constant in her kittenâs young life, and ideally they will stay together. Shadow is a devoted mama, and a very sweet, quiet and laid-back cat. Sheâs not the type of cat to engage strangers or even seek out attention, but she does let her foster caretakers know how much she appreciates them by giving them a soft little rub against the legs with her head, as if to say, âThank you for everything youâve done for me and my baby.â She is a very nice, sweet cat â sheâs just not a very outgoing cat. Sprout has received her rabies and distemper vaccinations. Shadow is spayed, up to date on vaccinations (including a 3-year rabies vaccination), and tested negative for FIV and feline leukemia. Sprout is now 4 months old, and Shadow is just two years old. There is no adoption fee â all that is required is a loving, quieter home for Sprout and Shadow. If you think you can provide the right home, please email ClayvilleCritters@cox.net for more information and an application, or call the shelter at (401) 647-7200 to have your contact information shared with her foster family, who will contact you promptly. Applications must be submitted before visits in the private foster home can be scheduled. An application can be emailed to you, or you can access a downloadable application by scrolling down the Town of Scituateâs Animal Control page at http://www.scituateri.org/departments/animal_control/ Please email all PDF applications to ClayvilleCritters@cox.net for faster processing. And please share this story of this very special little lady and her mama!
Cat, Adult, Female, Small
Spayed/NeuteredHas ShotsNo CatsNo Kids
COURTESY POSTING â This cat is in a foster home in Swansea, MA. Mutasha is an absolutely unique looking cat! Although the photos are not good, you can see she has a fabulous mustache! Her adorable little face is a bit flat and her eyes are very round. She is probably part Persian. Mutasha is a Tuxedo cat â black with white paws and white on her face. She is quite petite (about 5-6 lbs), with a thick, black âmedium-hairâcoat. (This means her fur is longer than a âshort-hairâ, but not as long as a âlong-hairâ.) She is a Tuxedo cat â black with white paws and white on her face. Mutasha needs a calm, quiet home, where she is the only cat. She was rescued when she had been severely attacked by a cat, and had a very large abscessed wound, which did not fully respond to antibiotics and eventually needed surgery. She is fully recovered now, but it has been stressful for her! In her current foster situation she is very, very unhappy because it is a busy home. She spends her time hiding under the sofa, but will come out and be affectionate when no-one except foster mom is around. She is honestly happier closed into the bathroom, but that is lonely! Her foster mom believes that she will become more and more confident once she is the right home. She is fine with dogs (so long as they donât chase her!) but must be the only cat. With foster mom she is gentle, loving, sweet, sometimes playful. She loves to be brushed and scratched behind her ears and on her neck. She likes to lie beside her on the sofa and watch TV. Sheâs very low-key! Mutasha is about 6 years old, spayed, healthy, up to date on vaccines, FeLV/FIV negative, no worms or fleas. All she needs to be perfect is â¦you? Her adoption donation is $135. Please contact Alexandra at 774-955-5060 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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