This month’s Adoptable Pet from Second Chance Animal Aid
Age: 1.5 years
Health: Treated for fleas, mites, worms, cold virus, vaccinated, and spayed. Miffy was an extremely sick little kitten and her immune system is chronically weak – she will continue to experience bouts of sneezing and wheezing and her eyes should be monitored for viral infection.
Ideal Home: Miffy is an extremely friendly and affectionate cat. She loves people and pets, especially dogs. She not only thrives on attention, but demands it and gets stressed if left alone for lengthy periods. She’s an ideal pet for a family eager for an attentive and attention-seeking cat and willing to indulge Miffy’s slight idiosyncrasies – which mainly involves providing two litter boxes so she can pee in one and poo in the other. Miffy would also like to continue her doggie play dates if her adoptive home doesn’t offer a canine companion.
Miffy was a tiny baby around 4 weeks old when her rescuer, an animal lover visiting from Hong Kong, spotted her wandering perilously close to a busy road. Miffy’s eyes were teary from infection and her vision impaired by cloudy lesions caused by the feline herpes virus. Not only could you not miss Miffy as she climbed on top of you for attention at every opportunity, but you could hear her from across the room: Miffy’s nose was oozing mucus and she struggled to breathe.
Even though SCAA is often overwhelmed with needy strays, we never hesitated to invest in multiple rounds of antibiotics and countless PAW vet visits for Miffy – adding up to over RMB2,200. Miffy is simply one of the nicest and most lovable cats anyone would ever meet and her special character inspires us to find her a forever home.
Miffy’s foster mom, who has fostered many great animals over the years, insists Miffy is the best foster cat she’s ever had. Miffy’s slightly crossed eyes (which still leak, mostly due to blocked tear ducts), moon-shaped face, and black and white Holstein markings make us laugh (with her, not at her!) and make anyone who meets her fall in love at first sight.
Miffy thoroughly enjoys making friends with dogs and puppies. Her signature move at adoption day endears her to all: strolling casually around on a harness and lead and hanging out with the dogs. At home, Miffy is never far from her foster mom – no matter what room in the house she’s in or what she’s doing.
Adopting Miffy would be a rewarding experience for any animal lover, but Miffy’s chronic health issues require special consideration. Miffy is likely not contagious to already vaccinated cats and is definitely not contagious to dogs. Her condition does not require ongoing treatment at this time, but should an opportunity to access certain medicines not currently available in China arise, her new family would be expected to meet this obligation to enhance Miffy’s quality of life.
For more information about adopting Miffy, please visit SCAA’s website http://scaashanghai.org/adopt_a_pet.shtml, contact [email protected], or come meet her at Adoption Day on Sunday, October 16 at O’Malley’s (42 Taojiang lu, near Urumqi lu / 桃江路42号, 近乌鲁木齐路 ) from 11AM – 2PM.
Second Chance Animal Aid (SCAA) is a non-profit organization in Shanghai that helps rescue companion animals and supports local animal or pet welfare projects. Go to www.scaashanghai.org to learn more. Shanghaiist is an official media partner of SCAA.