This is the third in a series of seven profiles of less adoptable pets we’re doing as part of Petfinder.com’s Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week. All of these great pets that have been in foster care too long – some of them have minor medical issues or special needs, but all are wonderful pets that deserve a chance at happiness. Our goal is to get all seven of these great pets a loving home, but we need your help to make it happen! Please help us help them by sharing their story by email, on Facebook and on Twitter using the Like Tweet, and Share buttons above. It only takes a minute and it could mean the world to a homeless pet.
Bunny is a good example of a “special needs” pet. Her needs are minimal – just special food for a chronic kidney condition. There’s nothing to prevent her from becoming a valued member of a loving family.
Bunny is also a victim of ignorance. She found what was hoped would be her forever home through the Feral Friends adoption program three years ago, but she was recently returned for urinating outside her littler box. Almost any veterinarian or behaviorist will tell you that the first thing a cat owner should do when an otherwise fastidious cat stops using her box is get the kitty to a vet for an evaluation. Why? Because cats can’t talk. They do their best to communicate without using words. If they pee where they’re not supposed to, that’s a signal to you that something is wrong.
A routine evaluation by the Feral Friends’ vet immediately revealed that although she’s still a young girl, Bunny has a chronic kidney condition. Sadly, Bunny’s owners either didn’t know they should take her to the vet, or didn’t care enough to. If they had, chances are, they’d still have their wonderful and loyal companion. After all, Bunny was just trying to tell her family something wasn’t right.
So now Bunny is homeless once again. She doesn’t need medication or any type of medical treatment at this point. She just needs special prescription food which can only be purchased from a veterinary clinic. Bunny’s foster mom reports that she has used her litter box religiously, without a single incident, since starting on her new special food. The vets report that with proper food, routine care, and lots of love, there’s no reason this wonderful cat can’t live a relatively long, normal life.
Bunny does have one quirk. She likes to sit in bathroom sinks. Maybe she likes the security of feeling enclosed, who knows. She is a happy cat who chatters a lot and loves being with people. She’s good with other cats, too, and would make a wonderful friend for almost any kitty. She is a sweet, affectionate girl who needs a special home with people who will keep up with her vet care as needed.
Are you lonely? Need a companion who’ll love you unconditionally? Read more about Bunny, and get all the information you need to adopt from Feral Friends, on Petfinder.com.
At DFWAnimalRescue.com we’re cat people and we love the fact that cats are so easy to care for. They do well in apartments, don’t have to be walked, don’t need expensive grooming, and love to cuddle. Bunny’s the type of cat that would make a great companion for almost anyone
We’ll be featuring seven hard-to-adopt pets from seven different local rescue groups during Petfinder,com’s “Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week.” So stay tuned for more amazing pets, any one of which could be a perfect fit for your family!
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