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TurtleAnimal ID: 19-08-01-00110

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About Turtle

Adoption Fee: $75
Domestic Cat
Age: Adult
Sex: Female

Turtle (about 9 years old as of May, 2019) is a spayed female tortieshell shorthaired cat. Turtle was trapped when she was young as part of a trap-neuter-return project in Waukegan. Her caretaker was very kind and took extra special care of Turtle's colony; they had a heated tent for the winter and on really cold nights she would even let them in her house, which probably explains how Turtle grew up to be so sweet! Turtle, unlike many torties with so called 'tortie-tude' is a super friendly and loving girl. Sadly last fall her caretaker fell ill and had to go into hospice care. As we were trying to move her kitties over to a neighbor's colony we found Turtle and her sister were much too friendly (and too reluctant to share space with the neighbor cats) to leave outside. We figured even if we couldn't get another rescue or shelter to take this beauty her good looks and charm would get her adopted fairly quick, but after a few days her new fosters noticed her tilting her head and she was diagnosed with an ear infection in both ears. Her sister went on to another rescue but Turtle had to have her ear infection sorted, and after months of trying all sorts of antibiotics it wasn't getting any better. Finally we had a CT scan done and she has a persistent drug-resistant infection all throughout her ear so she needs a special operation to enter her inner ear and clean it out directly, and thankfully a crowd-funding campaign is making that possible! She had her surgery May 16th and made ake a full recovery and is ready to go to a new home. She is absolutely wonderful with people of all ages, a little nervous and sassy around dogs, and a bit of a bully with the less outgoing cats in her foster home. We're thinking she could be the perfect pet for a family looking for an only kitty to spoil. NO ADOPTION FEE DURING CLEAR THE SHELTER WEEK AUG 11-18 for cats over 6 mo old

Lake County
Grayslake, Illinois 60030


  • Not Good with Other Cats
  • Good with Kids and Adults


  • Average Energy
  • Somewhat Dominant


  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current

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