January 2022 Update: Blacky has become a super chill and playfull cat! She is really blossoming and could possibly have siblings also! Now she is super cool with my cats, just that my cats are taking some time to warm-up to her but there have been no fights in weeks and getting more chill with every day!
December 2021 write-up: Meet Blacky, the miracle cat! She is reborn as a kitten in the body of an adult cat! She has endured so much yet came out triumphant! She has a lot of love to give to humans and loves receiving pets! She loves to play and is very curious! Her movements are still a bit uncoordinated, as she is learning to enjoy the world and play, but that only makes for an even more entertaining cat! However, she needs to be a solo cat as she is not ready yet to have siblings.
I am looking for both permanent adoption as well as a foster. If you just want to foster, I am willing to fully sponsor her if you can give her a home where she can be the only cat and get love and attention, free to roam in the house but strictly indoors. Not recommended for first time cat parents, as she is still taking medication. She will come with everything you need as she has everything of her own in her room (litter box, food bowls, toys, scratch pole, carrier).
Her story is long and mostly unknown - I will share all I know, please read all of it. She has been hanging outside Gasing Vet Hospital for months or maybe years. The kind staff of the hospital would occasionally give her food and medicine and all hospital patrons would show her kindness - we don't know if she was always a street cat or if she ever had a home. A few months ago a kind cat mommy finally decided to take her off the streets and she was housed in a rescue ward receiving care and a shelter. A couple of months later she ended up with me and that's when we started her full recovery journey. She has been with me since October 2021. She was underweight and had anemia. Her anemia is long gone with proper nutrition and now even collecting somewhat of a belly. She had chronic rhinitis (flu). She was hospitalized for weeks for it and was on a very long antibiotic course. Now her flu is gone, though she may have new flare ups in the future if not properly cared for. When her flu was finally under control, we discovered her broken teeth were causing her pain and she was also diagnosed with gingivostomatitis, which caused excessive drooling and affected her ability to eat. She had oral surgery to remove all her back teeth and she recovered from it greatly and has been pain free since. Currently she still has an ulcer in her mouth, that was also caused by the bad teeth, which we are treating with once a day steroids. The ulcer has reduced considerably since her surgery and should clear with medication without need for more surgery. She also has ranula, a damaged salivary gland, that makes it hard for her to keep her tongue in her mouth at all times. The ranula does not affect her quality of life in any way and makes for very cute poses.
Blacky has been living in my guest bedroom for the past 2 months and while sick she was doing fine in there, that room was a lot better than the streets or a cage.
Now however she is pain free, healthy and full of energy, yearning for human affection and with a lot of energy to play and that room has grown small and lonely for her. I have two other cats and unfortunately my attempts at integrating them so far have not been successful. Life on the streets has definitely left Blacky with fear of other cats, as she has attacked my cats in every occasion - she is however again very kind and very submissive to humans and an absolute sweetheart. She does not sit on your lap and if you try to put her on the lap she will get off but that's probably because each time she sat on the lap of a human pills were being shoved down her throat. She will purr like mad, sit next to you, rub on you and look for your hands to pet her. With time as she is comfortable in a home she will probably also become a lap cat, she has so much love and gratitude to offer.
My intention in fostering her was never to keep her however now that she is feeling well I feel bad for her as she has limited time in the house due to my cats and she has been through so much and deserves to be loved and be the queen. I feel also with all the trauma she's been through it would be challenging and stressful to make her accept my cats. With time and feeling confident about herself I am sure in time she may be able to meet and accept other cats, it's just too soon now.
If you read up until here, you may actually be interested in Blacky. If you think she will be high maintenance after reading all this, fear not, she is not - the hard part has passed. She takes a pill once a day (but will probably finish in a few weeks) and she is very resilient, you can go to the office at ease and not worry about her, she is very well behaved. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Her fur is black but she does have a reddish hue to her coat that you can see in some of the photos in certain light and she also has some white hairs across her body, super cute.
She has not been vaccinated yet due to all the other treatments she's been undergoing.
She is FIV/FELV negative and her ulcer has also been tested for cancer and returned negative, as such she should be able to live a long happy life. The listed age is just an estimate, we don't actually know her age.