Status / Details
Born ~2014, F, Seal Point Ragdoll
I am sure you remember last year’s fires. When I was just home from 13 days evacuation I got a call about this kitty who was found nearby licking the water being used to wash ash off a driveway. She was taken first to a vet, then the shelter, and they gave her to Purebreds to give her to me. Her appeal was immediate. She has a very special ability to connect to people.
She was dirty, matted, overweight, walked poorly, could not jump, and had a crumpled ear from a years ago problem with untreated ear mites. She has done much better than we expected and we have all fallen in love with her. She is now three-plus pounds lighter and walks a bit oddly but easily and actively. Phoebe has a huge joy of life. An x-ray showed her to have normal bones in her hind end and only mild /moderate arthritis which we thought wrongly might have played a part. She has had a dental. Phoebe is a one-of-a-kind kitty, a wonderful, happy character. She’s negative for Feline Leukemia (FeLV ) and Feline Immunological Virus (FIV). Her heart and blood panel are all fine.
Phoebe has beautiful eyes and photographs easily. She gives her heart in appreciation when you pet her. She loves watching birds out the window and seems ok with most other cats. She is a darling and responds easily to love.
Are you looking for a kitty who is a survivor? She lived 13 days without food and water as the whole neighborhood was evacuated. It was August and dry. My personal belief is that Phoebe was a cat who was always crated. At first, she did not interact with the world and had no moving around muscles, especially in her hind legs (I have seen such cats before). Was she such a mess that her owner did not dare leave her in the crate at home in case fire marshals came in the house before or after it burned (animal cruelty!)? Or did he or she did not dare take a cat who looked so bad to a friend’s house or hotel? I think she was dumped outside and probably not in the neighborhood where her owner lived. Another seal point boy was found 100 feet away from her, her son or brother. (Unfortunately he, who we named Phoenix, did not make it.)
I think this awful fire was the best thing that ever happened to Phoebe. It got her out of her crate and into the world and a new life. She is full of love and joy to be alive. She grabs your heart. Someone will be so lucky to have her company and to watch her evolve further. She could not be more precious.
Phoebe is spayed, vaccinated, FELV tested, dewormed, microchipped, eats wet and dry food, and is litterbox perfect.
She is fostered by Harriet in Santa Cruz.
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