Rusty along with her newly born litter was found at a nearby Medan Selera garbage area when I was going to tapau food just when this Covid19 craziness started to pick up last year. She was in a box with 3 1 day old kittens. I walked away feeling awful, tapaued my food and went back home still thinking of them.
That evening I went back to see if someone had picked them up or left them there as is. And they were still there, just where I last saw them 7hours ago. So I picked them up and took them home and cleaned the mama cat up as much as I could.
She was skinny, bad hair growth problems and extremely affectionate. I could tell all she really needed at that moment was love - even when I put the bowl of food down...she would come up to me to rub herself a few times before going back to the bowl to gobble up her food.
Took her in to the vet to check and I was told that she was around 3yrs old or so though I felt she was younger than that from how she behaved and etc. Anyway, she was tested negative for FeLV/FIV and was at the mint of health besides having a bad flu.
She eats well and loves her food and play time with her son, Rio. The other 2 kittens from her litter are already adopted and found good homes. She's a very good mama cat and is very attached to her son, Rio. They are both inseparable and would need to go to the same home together. She can come up with really adorable stunts to amaze you.
As for Rio, he's about 1yr 2mths old this month and though he has a really grumpy looking face. He is a really sweet boy. He unfortunately caught the flu from his mum and took really long to recover from it then and as he was really tiny and small then, there wasn't much we could have done in terms of meds as it would be too strong for this lil' guy. But with proper care and attention. He healed well and ended up being soo attached to his mama, Rusty.
Rio gets along with my other rescued cats. And he loves to play with his mum and with lil' Kutty who is around his age as well. He doesn't like loud noises and he doesn't like it if we shout or raise our voice and speak. Best to keep Rio and his mama in the same environment instead of constant changes as it can stress Rio, and like most other cats too. Rio recently had to be treated from bladder issues but thanks to his lovely vet, Rio recovered just well and is back to his usual self. The only thing to be mindful is (just like most cats too), a stressful environment can cause unusual behavioral issues. If you spend enough time with him, u will be able to know the difference and pick this up fast and treat it. I will be happy to help you settle them in if you are willing to give them a new home. And I will be able to guide you along the way with Rio if it concerns you.
Rio likes to play when he is ready and comes to you when he feels safe. He is not a cuddle kitty so carrying him and trying to force him do things, wont really work with him. He would just run and hide in a corner. But if you leave him be, he's the most adorable lil' fella you could have around you. He is macho and masculine though he has a soft lil’ heart.
Anyone interested to adopt the duo together can PM me and we'll take it from there as I won't be separating the mother and son for adoption. Rio cannot be without his mum as he becomes very quiet and isolates himself when we first attempted to send Rusty to a new home.
The cost mentioned in the adoption fee is for their neutering cost (RM180 for female & RM120 for male). While the new owner picks up the neutering cost, I'll pick up the vaccine costs (Vaccine are RM70 per shot x3), which works out more than the neutering cost most of the time. We can discuss this further later and new adopter can also choose to pay for the vaccine if they wish.
Things to also note are:
1) Visits to see how the cat(s) are doing from time to time will take place but dont worry! You will be informed prior to my visits to see the kitty and to ensure he has transitioned well into their new home.
2) Yearly vaccine(s) should be done timely and a pic of their vaccine book(s) to be shared via WhatsApp.
3) Should any harm (God forbid) happen to the cat(s), please inform me immediately. You'll have my phone no if you've been successfully shortlisted for the adoption.
4) Your homes should be pet-proof and safe for them to walk around or jump around without having any way of escape or hurting themselves.
5) One important thing to remember, having a pet also takes up time...your precious time as they too need the love and attention like we do. So, do spend some quality time with them to learn more from them. They are all unique in their own way and you'll know this in time if you have more than 1 pet at home.