Special Needs: Pain Management For more information on this cat, see www.purrpartners.org/adopt/cats/ For adoption fees and more information about our adoption policies, and to complete an adoption application, please go to Adopt at www.purrpartners.org. DOB 9/1/15 Aphrodite is a gorgeous front-declawed Himalayan female. She loves to lay next to her foster mom and purr away, she especially likes to be brushed and massaged. She is an independent cat that is fine being left alone during the day so she can take long naps. She is up for adoption as a special needs cat after her back was broken not once but twice...once likely by a car and a second time by a smaller incident that lead to her being rescued. Her pain is under control now but she will have arthritis long term. The cortisone shot will eventually wear off and thus need something ongoing to manage it. Himalayans are not known as super active cats but she can get around fine, is ok with stairs, pulls herself up on couch height furniture and is mildly playful. . Due to the risk of re-injury, homes with super young children or overly active pets may not be the best fit for her as the new bone growth is not as strong and never will be. She would also prefer a quiet space and is FIV+. She is currently doing very well and is a happy cat. She is super sweet, loving, loyal and of course so fluffy and gorgeous. After surviving so much, she just wants a home she can be safe and loved in. How she survived declawed and with a broken back we will never know but she did, so is grateful and patiently awaiting the perfect forever home.