|Looks Like:||Domestic Shorthair|
|Current Weight:||6.81 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2010-02-03|
|Age:||8 years, 8 months|
If ever there was a kitty that could use the warmth, patience and understanding of a loving home, it's this 7-year-old sweetie-pie named Coco.
When Coco first arrived at APA! she not only had arthritis and a congenital bone deformity in her front feet, she was thin enough to need some extra nutrition as well. So in addition to pain meds for her arthritis, Coco also requires a special prescription diet of both wet and dry food to keep her gaining weight and improving her overall health. And so far, so good.
Yet even with all that stacked against her, Coco has proven herself to be the sweetest, most mellow and affectionate companion anyone could wish for.
After just a few weeks of shyness with her current foster, her comfort and confidence level has risen dramatically.
Sure, Coco's oddly shaped front feet slow her down a bit compared to other kitties, but it sure doesn't keep her from zipping to her food dish at mealtime! (Guess she likes that special diet.) She needs help getting up onto the bed she likes to cuddle on, but she can jump down just fine. And not being a staircase-bounder-upper gives her that much more time for some of her favorite things: making biscuits on a nice, soft blanket; napping like an orange fluff ball in her cat bed; sitting and/or sleeping next to her favorite humans; being held like a baby and having her head and ears rubbed...and rubbed...and, oh yes, let's rub them some more!
Because Coco was once bullied by another cat, we recommend that her adoptive home be feline-free, with maybe a small, boundary observing dog as a four-legged friend. As for children, the older and gentler variety would be best.
Finally, to that one special family reading this right now, we can say with certainty that your willingness to welcome a kitty like Coco into your home will be repaid many times over in warm and loving companionship
All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team.
For further information, or to meet Coco, please email [email protected]