PennyRescue Me ID: 17-10-06-00353

About Penny

Adoption Fee: $75
Manx / Domestic Cat
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Female

A petite and adorable brown tabby born in March 2014, Penny is a Manx-mix with a cute stub of a tail. While the term 'special needs' seems too strong a description for sweet-natured Penny, she will require some special consideration and patience from a prospective adopter. Interested? Then read on for more information. Need less of a challenge? No problem! Tailless Cat Rescue has lots of other cats in need of loving forever homes. When Penny arrived at Tailless Cat Rescue she was underweight and her body condition was poor. A kidney ultrasound performed during this period showed that one of her kidneys is very small and both kidneys have 'infarct' areas: spots of dead tissue where blood flow was cut off for some reason. Since a blood clot or some incident causing her blood pressure to drop very low for a time could have resulted in these areas, Penny's blood pressure was checked. It was normal, ruling out hypertension or an obvious heart problem. Penny's blood readings were high and borderline high for two kidney-related tests, but her SDMA reading, the new early indicator of kidney disease, was normal. All of her other blood work results were completely normal, too. In short, Penny is stable and she's now at a good weight for her small size, but her kidney function is not 100%. While a friend in the veterinary field shared that she's seen cats who have suffered a kidney 'insult' like Penny live many years, it's important to be aware that Penny's condition might impact her health and longevity when she reaches double-digit ages, a time when kidney function sometimes starts to decline in cats. Penny is also a fussy eater. She does accept small amounts of Meow Mix tuna and shrimp, will nibble on dry Friskies Seafood, eats Temptations treats, and has also eaten some of the Fancy Feast chicken and shrimp appetizer food. Cooked ground beef is another protein she likes. I'm still trying different foods and it's possible she might do well on a homemade diet, provided it has the right added nutrients and vitamins. Unfortunately, that is more than I'm able to handle with so many cats in TCR's care. Penny is eating enough to maintain a good weight right now, but sometimes it takes a little coaxing. While it's not possible in her multi-cat foster home, she might do well where dry food could be left out to nibble on at will. However, given the situation with her kidneys, I caution against providing a dry food-only diet! As for personality, you couldn't ask for a sweeter girl than Penny! She likes attention and being petted and loves a quiet lap and having her neck and ears gently massaged and scratched. Penny will also be happy to carry on a conversation with you in her teeny tiny voice. She does get along with other friendly cats, but is very non-aggressive and timid, making her a target for cats that tend to be bullies. For that reason, she might also be fine as someone's cherished only cat. So, as you can see, Penny's kidney condition and fussy appetite means she needs a special adopter, someone who is patient and loving, willing to accept her situation and able to provide the care she needs. Penny is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, has been wormed and treated for fleas, microchipped, and tested negative for FeLV/FIV and heartworms. Her adoption fee is $75. More photos and video at https://photos.app.goo.gl/r1e2RiXoTXQ1hOwO2

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Tailless Cat Rescue
Randolph County
Liberty, North Carolina 27298

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Compatibility

  • Good with Most Cats
  • Good with Kids and Adults

Personality

  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament

Health

  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current

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