8 years 3 months
15 Aug, 2020
|No||Interstate adoption (WA)|
About Mike *Special Low Fee
Mike is very friendly even with strangers and really soft to stroke - definitely a big lap cat. He's calm and loving, looking for his permanent home after a long and scary time on the streets. He loves to share the bed and sleeps with me and an assortment of other cats and a dog. Mike has a purr-o-meter so you can tell how much love he's feeling - going from a soft ordinary purr and rises to a funny, distant squeaky gate sound when he's in bliss!
Mike loves his food and can't be allowed to free-feed as he can quickly gain a lot of weight.
On 6/12/18 Mike had surgery to repair a ruptured cruciate ligament then had some complications from that so had a second surgery in early Feb 2019 which improved matters. He's now completely recovered. This issue can be discussed further with anyone interested.
We have only guessed his age. He is an adult in his early-mid years - still loves to chase & play, especially with his foster brothers! He's a terror when you're changing the sheets!
Mike is fostered with cats & dogs. He has a good relationship with almost every animal he's met but if a cat or dog dislikes him enough to run away, he does find it fun to chase & tease them so we've decided he should not go to a home with an adult cat already there. Mike has been adopted twice! but the existing adult cats couldn't tolerate Mike's advances and he had to be returned. We had chosen homes with mellow cats thinking they would be most suitable but they're actually the exact cats that he would bully. So altho he lives in harmony with many cats, he should go to a human family who can give him a lot of attention. Alternatively, it would be great if Mike was adopted with Trooper (click on Rescue name to see him.) They are bonded and often snuggle & sleep together. Another way if you want 2 cats, is he could be adopted at the same time as a young kitten. (Or bring the kitten in later.)
He is always keen to form friendships with other cats and is usually very docile. Upon meeting a new cat or kitten of whatever age, Mike will walk up & begin to groom it.
There is a cute set of pics here showing a young black/white kitten playing vigorously with Mike's tail while Mike simply grooms himself then reaches down to play gently with the kitten. He goes really well with a young kitten - he is a marvellous uncle & has taught many litters how to be cats while he's been here.
Mike adores love and companionship. He will give back as much as he receives. He seeks out attention & strokes and his interactions with children have been positive.
Everyone who comes into the house loves him as he's the first to say hullo and is so affectionate to all!
Mikey had another early real-life adventure and again, not the good kind! He was probably someone's pet in his very early life since he took so easily to being inside after rescue. This was while recuperating from surgery after being attacked by some large animal about 3 1/2 years ago. Some of the first photos show the evidence of shaving & scars on his face and leg. His right ear is ragged enough at the edge to give him real character! He looks a little tatty but it kind of suits him!
Mike's adoption fee has been lowered because he's been in foster care for over 3 years now & he really deserves his own home with more attention. Also, see his medical details regarding dental work.
For his safety and your own peace of mind, Mike must be an indoor-only cat. (His pale nose makes it very susceptible to skin cancer.) He does love being outside so a secure cat enclosure would be a wonderful bonus for him. Or teach him to walk on a lead! But an enriched household (with cat towers, scratchers & plenty of toys), some good window seats & views of outside with a screen door or window to look through & sniff the breeze, and lots of attention might be adequate.
Located in Yanchep.
Mike has been vet-checked, chipped, vaccinated and sterilised. He was tested for FIV and Feline Leukaemia since he was a street cat and is Negative on both counts. He is being fed a high-quality food and has embarked upon a successful weight reduction diet. We will ask the adoptive family to continue feeding the same food.
He has had 2 surgeries to repair a ruptured cruciate ligament and recovered well enough to once again begin his search for his forever home. He sometimes takes anti-inflammatory medication for arthritis caused by his injuries and has a Zydax injection regularly, i.e. once or twice a year. This currently costs around $60. (Last one March 5 2020) More details on request :) He has reached the time of life where he needs dental surgery to clean his teeth, with an x-ray to rule out below-gum issues. Due to ever-present financial constraints, I have not been able to afford this yet and this is another reason his adoption fee has been lowered, in the hope that someone suitable and with the means to give him this treatment might adopt him.
When you see the picture, read the profile & think "This is the one!" I want to hear from you! Please message me so I can send you an application form. Although it's important for these adoptees to find their forever homes asap, there will be an informal interview process to see if you both match. This is the difference between adopting & buying and it serves the really important purpose of keeping you together for life. All family members will be included in the adoption process. Everyone counts.
1. Message me.
2. I send you an Application form via email.
3. I will phone you.
4. Meet & greet.
5. 2 week (or more) trial adoption.
6. You have a new family member!
The adoption fee shown on each listing partially covers the cost of the vetwork needed before adoption & it allows rescue continuity. It is seriously much cheaper to adopt from a rescue than to get a "Free to good home" & organise all the vetwork yourself.
Once it's been decided that you will trial your possible family member, you will complete the adoption form, pay the fee & take him/her home to see for sure that the fit is right. The settling in process can take some time or it may be almost instant. If after a while (around 2 weeks) it becomes apparant that the chemistry just isn't there, the animal can be returned for a full refund. Please be aware that this is not a failure for either you or the adoptee. It simply didn't work & there is no blame.
If the adoption goes ahead but some unforseen circumstance rises in the future, near or far, where you must be separated, your pet MUST be returned to PRAAS; not rehomed by yourself. We have rescued that animal & we need to know that he/she is safe for the rest of its life. It may be that you have a wonderful next home to move them to, in which case please let us know.
8 years 3 months
15 Aug, 2020
|No||Interstate adoption (WA)|