Meet Connor

by shoreyr • Posted in: Pets Needing Homes, Special Needs Pets

Meet Connor, a special guy who needs a special home. He’s a flexible kitty who likes kids, dogs and other cats and adjusts quickly to new environments. With his laid back attitude, he would make an excellent only cat—or an easy addition to a busy multi-animal home.

Connor has a food allergy. Food allergies can manifest as ear infections, flaky skin, and digestive problems. Connor’s type of allergy has caused Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which means that he has to eat one specific food and take daily medication. His foster has spent a lot of time finding just the right food for Connor (Natural Balance Venison and Green Pea canned – available at Petsmart and Petco), so his adopter will be able to provide easy care! He takes a mild steroid twice a day with a Pepcid shooter, and takes his pill very easily. Connor is a lucky boy in that his IBD is easily managed and he loves his food!

Connor needs a forever home that is willing to keep him on his special diet and medication. He’s an affectionate boy who is totally worth the small effort. He has excellent litter box manners (he once used the litter box in a moving car!). Connor is an APA! favorite, and loves to have his long, soft hair brushed. He comes when he is called and seems to seriously understand the meaning of “No” when he gets into the standard kitty mischief! He happily sharpens his claws on a scratching post rather than use the furniture.

Connor’s adopter will be richly rewarded by providing the care he needs. He is a mellow and loving kitty who is a joy to have! To read more about Connor, visit his adoption page, or send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

2 Responses to "Meet Connor"

  1. Tara Msays: July 22, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Connor is such a sweet boy! Don’t be intimidated by the idea of integrating a new cat that has special diet needs into your home with other adult cats. In fact, it’s a perfect time to put your own “plus-size” feline on a wet-food only, two-square-meals-a-day diet. Trust me, their shape will change in a matter of weeks.

    We adopted a rescue cat (not from APA) years ago who turned out to be a young diabetic. To keep her regulated and off insulin, we fed her special wet food twice a day at as close to 12-hour intervals as possible. It was a change for her, and we had to plan our schedules better, but there was no other option. When we adopted two more cats several years later, we put them on the same meal plan as their sister to keep things simple. They got used to it very quickly, they’re healthy & happy – and no one is overweight. They all have an actual cat-shape instead of looking like over-stuffed footstools with legs.

    This is your opportunity to give Connor the forever home he deserves AND improve your current cat’s health at the same time!

  2. Loretta Hollandsays: July 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I cannot stress enough what an easy going guy Connor is. He is just happy to hang out and enjoy your company. He likes to lay next to you and will hug your arm. He will play with other friendly cats, but then he needs some serious chill time with his cat nip tomato. I hope someone gives him a chance. He is ridiculously easy to pill, so medicating him 2x a day is nothing, and his meds are inexpensive.