Homeless since 2013!
At just nine years old, Daisy has already lived a third of her life in shelters! Daisy came to @purrfect_pals in July when an Oregon no kill shelter had to close its doors. Daisy was surrendered to the CRAFT shelter in 2013 when her life-time owner went into a long term care facility. Because Daisy truly hates other cats, she can be difficult to handle sometimes, scratching volunteers and generally making it difficult for someone new to try and connect with her. We recently placed Daisy with an experienced foster parent to give her a break from the store, some space of her own and a chance to show us her true personality. Here is what her foster mom Kelly has to say: "Oh my gosh I love Daisy so much. It's crazy to me she has been in a shelter for so long! She uses the litter box great, not one accident. Loves her heated bed and carrot toy. Not a fan of being picked up but tolerates it. She'll lay with you all day if she could. She will swat and play bite but just cuz she doesn't want you to leave her. She's obviously too old to quit this behavior so I think she would do best with cat savvy kids that realize she bites and swats (never hard though). She would be absolutely perfect for an older couple or someone who works from home. She just wants her own human and tons of attention!" Daisy was severely obese when she first arrived at CRAFT but has since lost 10 pounds. Her weight is now steady at about 15 pounds. As a Manx, with the characteristic hind limb foreshortening, any increase in weight predisposes Daisy to arthritic joint disease and she should be on Cosequin for her joint health. Daisy has early chronic kidney disease and is now on a prescription renal support diet and is currently stable. Her new folks will certainly want to work with their vet to maintain good joint health, an optimal weight and to support her kidney health.
We are hoping to get Daisy adopted from fostercare so she doesn't have to return to the shelter or be caged again. Daisy needs a calm, quiet home without other pets or young children. If you think you might be a good fit for Daisy, please email email@example.com