19 Jul, 2021
|No||Interstate adoption (WA)|
🤍 SEEKING FINAL RETIREMENT HOME 🤍
Meet our lovely old man Eddie who has turned quite a few pages in his book! We’re currently looking for a final retirement home where Eddie will be adopted to a suitable family under foster care conditions, meaning that he will have his veterinary care covered by The Mad Catters Inc. A
We first met Ed when a photo of him was shared online asking for help to catch him and have him seen by a vet. After a week of seeing failed attempts, one of our volunteers made the long 3 hour round trip to try and help Eddie out. After arriving she quickly saw how infected and painful Eddie’s leg looked and knew this was urgent. After checking to see if anyone was home, traps were set, and the waiting game began. Not long after, his owner emerged from the front door where Eddie was cornered. She stepped straight over him, ignored our trap and our attempts to start a conversation, got in her car and left. We were so heartbroken for our boy. Eddie was trapped and taken to an emergency clinic for a review where he was given pain relief, fluids, and an antibiotic injection. The following morning, Ed had x-rays done which showed a serious bone infection and tested positive for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus), meaning that he had a long road ahead to recovery. After some debate about amputation, it was decided that we would make attempts to help his leg heal, and soon enough Eddie recovered from his bone infection. This took weeks of medicating, vet trips and supportive care. After all that we surely thought that Eddie could find his forever home. That was until he developed pneumonia not once, but twice! Poor Eddie recovered from those two episodes, and we again thought that now was the time for him to find a special family. Eddie’s next hurdle is the development of arthritis that our vet is currently investigating to come up with a treatment plan.
After all this heartache for poor Eddie in such a short amount of time, we are desperate to find a foster home where he can settle in and have that true feeling of family love. This foster home would be Eddie’s final home where he didn’t have to worry about moving again or have the stress of being in a foster home that isn’t entirely suited to his needs. Due to not having any foster carers with no other cats and no busy lifestyles, we have had to place Eddie in the best suited foster homes available at the time, but would love to see him in a quiet, relaxed, cat free home. Eddie is great with kids who give him space when he needs it and can often be found curled up next to his foster brother all night long.
Eddie can be a little timid when faced with new experiences and environments. We expect him to feel comfortable with children of all ages who can sit quietly and approach gently while he becomes settled in a new home. Homes without other pets are preferred, as Eddie does not get along with other cats and was believed to have been attacked by a dog.
If you think you can offer Eddie a retirement home and would like to meet him, please complete the foster care application and one of our volunteers will be in contact: https://madcattersinc.formstack.com/forms/foster_application
Name: Eddie MC00316
Eddie does not have an adoption fee.
If you would like to arrange a meet and greet with Eddie, please fill in the adoption application: https://madcattersinc.formstack.com/forms/adoption_application
Our cats and kittens thank you for choosing to adopt a rescue animal ✨
Medical Note: Eddie has tested positive for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) which is a viral disease that can interfere with the immune system of the infected cat. As this virus progresses slowly, many cats go undiagnosed and those that are diagnosed can live years without showing signs of illness. Read more about this on his PetRescue profile or by sending us an email. Owners of cats that are FIV positive should pay close attention to signs of illness and seek veterinary treatment early to prevent a worsening condition, as the virus weakens the cat’s immune system. It is estimated that between 14-29% of cats in Australia and New Zealand are infected with FIV.
Important: FIV positive cats must be kept indoors or confined to a secure cat run to prevent spreading the virus which is usually transmitted through saliva entering the body through deep bite wounds. This also prevents them from acquiring other illness and disease. To eliminate the risk of FIV transferring to other cats, TMC Inc. will only adopt FIV+ cats to homes without cats, or homes that already have an FIV+ cat.
Important note: Eddie has pale features that increase the risk of sun damage. It is recommended that cats who are susceptible to sun damage are kept indoors and confined to a cat run for the morning and evening sun if they enjoy the outdoors.
1. Application Form Completed
2. Meet & Greet
3. Adoption Fee Paid (Direct Deposit)
4. Congratulations on adopting your new family member!
Adult cats are sent home on a 1-2 week trial following a successful meet and greet before finalising adoption, to see how they adjust to their new environment.
Complete our adoption application (https://madcattersinc.formstack.com/forms/adoption_application)
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.