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Sat Jul 30, 2022, 02:14 PM

8. There is another tortie in adoptables

A big girl, with white paws and some other white on her, named Luna. When she came in, she was the cat from hell and we despaired of her, but Natalie (keeper of the stray room) was able to work with her after awhile. Apparently she was the "property" of a family who had allowed their toddler to terrorize her and then, when returning her, reported that "he was the only one who could touch her, he even could pull her ears". ARGH!!!!!!!! We even called her "Lucretia McEvil" at first. She had terrible "cage rage" and spit and swore at anyone even passing by. After about a week, she was placed in the Barn Cat playroom, which is what we sometimes do for that, and that settled her down a lot. She too has IBS and is on the C/D food, which suits her just fine. She's now mellowed out completely, but her kennel card reads "older children only" and "no other cats". She would probably do best in an adults only home.

I am pitching the idea of having a Special Needs Adoption Event for all our assorted special needs pets. Some are like Luna and Tallulah, but we have senior pets, some pets who are blind or deaf, badly scarred, perhaps missing a limb, or neurologically impaired (a kitten named Clementine, who's currently in foster care, comes to mind, who if she were human might be diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy). There are people who aren't averse to adopting these pets if they see them and get acquainted with them. So far Shannon, the animal care manager is semi-warm to the idea. The new med team manager, however, seems enthusiastic, so maybe we can gang up on Shannon....

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