In case you haven’t heard, the Nebraska Humane Society is on the verge of a “Cat”astrophe. The shelter is running out of room for all the cats that have come our way lately; 341 cats have sought refuge in just the last week alone!
So it comes as no surprise that this week’s featured homeless pet is a cat. Her name is Jasmine and she is a Domestic long-haired, tortoiseshell-coated, spayed female. She is seven years old and weighs around 13 pounds. She is front declawed.
Jasmine was surrendered by her previous owners because they had to move to a new place that Jasmine is not allowed. The surrender form they filled out says that Jasmine is a little shy, but also very sweet and loving.
Jasmine was already spayed when she came to the shelter, so she need only a microchip and a negative FeLV test.
Today, she came to the shelter’s grooming room for a beauty day. She had a few mats here and there; these were easily combed out with a de-matting comb. She was then combed all over then brushed.
To bypass that pesky hour or so drying time and get her to the adoption floor as quickly as possible, a waterless foam shampoo was used to freshen up her coat. The foam was rubbed in and then she was brushed once again with a cat slicker brush.
Jasmine’s back nails were trimmed and her ears were cleaned. She got a spritz of pet cologne and is now ready for a new family to call her own.
Jasmine’s new family needs to brush and comb her two or three times per week to keep her coat clean and free of mats. She needs her back nails trimmed twice a month and her ears cleaned once a month. She can have a bath once every three months or so if she needs it. Waterless alternatives work quite well in a pinch or if your new chum does not like water.
If you are interested in more information about Jasmine, log in at www.nehumanesociety.org or you can find Jasmine in Cat adopt cage #42 at the shelter.
Due to the volume of cats at the shelter waiting for homes, the adoption fee for a cat five months and up is free. What better time to adopt and save a life?
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