Special Needs Cat Hopes to Find Forever Home in Time for the Holidays

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Valley Humane Society

Animals express their gratitude in many ways. Some jump up to give a big sloppy kiss while others are subtler, leaning in with a meaningful gaze. For Monet, an orange tabby available for adoption from Valley Humane Society in Pleasanton, showing appreciation involves burying her head into someone’s chest and pressing in with the whole of her strength. Monet has a lot to be thankful for already. But the 7-year-old special needs feline is also hoping to find a home of her own.

Life hasn’t been easy for Monet. She was found wandering stray with her tail dragging limply behind her. A large gash mid-tail was so severe that total amputation was recommended. She also tested positive for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), an immune disease which requires that she live indoors to prevent infecting other cats. While Monet could learn to live with gentle housemates, the territorial fighting that outdoor cats often engage in would put other animals at risk. On top of it all, she’s considered a senior.

These things pale in comparison, however, to Monet’s biggest challenge. Whether due to nerve damage from her injury or a pre-existing condition, Monet leaves an occasional urine drip. Similar to a person who might experience a tiny leak when they sneeze, though, she is not truly considered incontinent. Monet holds her bladder and uses her litter box as needed. The best potential home might be one with hard floors as opposed to carpet but Monet is a loving cat who needs to engage with people regularly and not be isolated by herself.

These things pale in comparison, however, to Monet’s biggest challenge. Whether due to nerve damage from her injury or a pre-existing condition, Monet leaves an occasional urine drip. Similar to a person who might experience a tiny leak when they sneeze, though, she is not truly considered incontinent. Monet holds her bladder and uses her litter box as needed. The best potential home might be one with hard floors as opposed to carpet but Monet is a loving cat who needs to engage with people regularly and not be isolated by herself.

Despite the multiple challenges she faces, Monet will make a wonderful companion and Valley Humane Society is confident that the right home is out there. The organization asks for the public’s help in finding Monet a forever home perfectly suited to her unique needs. Thanks to a Senior Pet Adoption Grant awarded by Petfinder Foundation, Monet’s $100 adoption fee has been waived. The grant will also provide an easily-cleaned plastic Kuranda cat tower, a high-sided Modkat litter box with washable liners and assistance with her prescription diet for approximately two years.

Interested adopters are encouraged to stop by Valley Humane Society and meet Monet. For her part, Monet is grateful for any kind touch; a visit with ear rubs, head butts and chin scratches is precious time spent with someone sharing their love with her.

Throughout the month of December, adoption fees for all adult dogs and cats are half-off in an effort to find each one a home for the holidays.

WHERE: Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada Street, Pleasanton, CA

WHEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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