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a picture of Andy a cat that needs a foster home.

Location: Berkeley, CA

Posted on: 1/22/2024

Posted by: Individual

Andy urgently needs a foster home

Why is fostering needed?

On January4, 2014, I reached out to help a young Mother rehome a Persian cat rescued from Kern County Animal Shelter, a kill facility. The shelter said the cat was eight and the cat was found on the street, severely matted and traumatized. Sadly, her toddlers loved Andy a little too much and he needed calm. I believed the Bay Area has more resources and we could find a home for a Persian Male in good health. We had him transported to Berkeley on January 8th.
I opened the carrier and Andy is a very senior cat. I immediately took him to the vet as he was so wobbly and skinny. Blood work shows all numbers within normal range except white blood cells, and increased blasophils, indicating heart stress. Andy is blind and hard of hearing. However, He always uses his box, drinks an appropriate amount of water and eats like a horse. I give him quality wet food, no dry. He craves touch and purrs and purrs. I give him gabapentin for pain and anxiety. So far, he is content eating, napping and wobbling around to find my warm hand.
My need for foster stems from his need to eat every four hours plus he needs a human’s touch. I work ten hour shifts and I return to work this week. I was not expecting this, but here I am.
Andy, a pure bred, declawed Persian, was once someone’s cat and how he survived the streets of Bakersfield is an act from God.
Andy needs a foster that can feed him and just love on him until he says no more. Andy deserves that.

At night I give I’m his gabapentin and he sleeps in a walk-in closet with a baby gate. He has been really good with that and I have not been woken up once. He has never missed his box.

How long is fostering needed for?

Long term

Other notes

Please see the pervious page for Andy’s history.

Andy is an old man that needs wet food every four to five hours and a lot of touch. He craves both. Plus, he is blind and a bit wobbly as he gains strength so he needs some supervision. Crating him would be mean and I like to let him wander in the living room and he likes to find a warm spot for a nap.
I don’t know how long Andy has. It could be a week or three months. What I know is that he is engaged in his surroundings and he deserves all the love in the world while he still enjoys touch. (And wet food!)

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