Sammy is a friendly and affectionate cat. We rescued Sammy as she was struggling to find food and limping due to the weight of her pregnancy. We couldn't leave her because she tried to follow us home a number of times. We suspect that her previous owner did not provide medical care for her, moved her outdoors, then dumped her in a commercial and residential area when she became pregnant.
Sammy gave birth to 5 kittens on Sep 25 but then she started sneezing. The vet suspects that she carries the herpes virus in which the symptoms of flu can be recurring (especially when she is feeling stress or fatigue). There is no cure for the herpes virus but there are antibiotics or antiviral medications which can help with the symptoms. This does mean that her immune system is compromised and it is preferable that she live in a single cat household.
Since her kittens reach week 5, we separated her from her kittens to give her antibiotics. She needs to be healthy before the vet can administer the first vaccination. After that, the vet can spay her and administer the second vaccination. We are monitoring the situation and providing medical care to Sammy while she is under our care.
Unfortunately we can't guarantee that she can stay with us forever because Sammy and our cat antagonises each other. We are hoping that once Sammy is spayed, the situation will be less tense between the two of them. In the mean time, we are looking for someone that can give her a stress-free life in a single cat household.
Aside from medical management of herpes virus, she is easy to take care of. She is content with finding a comfortable spot to rest and she has the sweetest meow when she tries to communicate with you. She knows how to use the litter box. She sits on my lap and demand pets when I call her to come to me.
A change in diet based on Science Diet kitten food, Royal Canin recovery and steamed chicken has cleared her from diarrhoea. Daily cleaning of her ears has removed hardened debris deep into the ear canal. Although she still has ear mites, she no longer scratch her head until there are rashes. Note: I am improving on my ear cleaning skills
If you are interested in adopting Sammy, please fill up this questionnaire https://forms.gle/81tyCNgaWsyXXhFv9
There will also be a pet adoption agreement if all goes well. Thank you.