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Duncan Russian Blue & Domestic Short Hair Mix Waverly, IA
- Gray / Blue / Silver
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, declawed.
- Prefers a home without
- Other cats, dogs, children.
- Adoption fee
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Duncan was a stray in Waterloo, Iowa, found back in April 2014, and Waverly Pet Rescue took him in. He was adopted in February 2015 and his adopters declawed him right away after adopting him. He was recently returned to us because he sometimes urinates outside of the litter box ever since the declaw. He did not do this before he was adopted. He is now again up to date on shots, tested FeLV / FIV negative, and was we neutered him back in 2014. He is now living in a foster home.
Duncan was born in April 2014, so as of April 2020, he is 6 years old.
Once returned, we had Duncan stay at our vet several weeks before going to a foster home. He is a sweet boy at the vet office and always wanting attention and to be petted. Duncan does not have a UTI. Duncan used the litter box each and every time at the vet, whether he was in a cage or out and about roaming the back vet area. So this means that more than likely his declaw has caused this behavior.
"Declawed cats often stop using their litter boxes. They may associate the pain they feel in their paws when trying to cover their waste with the litter box itself. They seek a less painful place for elimination, such as the carpet or bathtub or even the bed or piles of laundry. Even though there are effective ways to modify a cat's litter box behavior, it is a particularly difficult challenge because a declawed cat's aversion results from pain."
So far in his foster home, Duncan has not had any issues with going outside a litter box. He has a cozy room to himself with no other cats, no dogs, no young children, no bed, no blanket, no stress. In time, I will try a kitty bed in there and see how he does. If he does well, than will give him a few blankets.
Duncan is a large cat and it would benefit him to lose a few pounds. Eating the proper amount of high quality food will help with this, and being active. Duncan is about the friendliest and most loving foster cat I have ever had. Such a sweet, gentle boy. He enjoys time with my family when we visit his room. He does well with my older kind children.
I feel no stress will hopefully help him to always use the litter box. That is why I think an adoptive home with no other cats, dogs, or young children will be best for him. Is it possible he will urinate on something he shouldn't in the future? Yes, it is possible. He will need a cat experienced owner that will never get angry at him if it happens. He is a sensitive cat and will need someone that can remain calm and think logically about why it happened. Someone that will love him and try to figure out what triggered him.
I want to make sure he goes to the perfect home for him. We do not want him to be returned again. If you believe that you can handle having a cat that goes outside of the box and clean up after it when it happens and love him anyway then he is the cat for you. It is very important that he go to a home that has plans to keep him for the rest of his life.
Duncan's adoption fee is $95.00.
WE ARE A NO-KILL 501-C-3 NON-PROFIT RESCUE. All donations are tax deductible. We do not have a shelter. All pets live in foster homes. We only adopt to indoor homes. To see an animal, you must fill out an application first and then once approved, we can set up for you to meet the animal you are interested in. We do background checks on all applicants. If you have assault, domestic abuse, or drug charges please do not apply. If you have questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All animals see a vet for shots and normal exams. If they appear healthy and there are no obvious health concerns, then extensive testing is not done. This is normal procedure for pet rescues and shelters.
Waverly Pet Rescue puts a lot of money into medical care for each dog and cat we take in. $200 is the average cost for basic care. This does not include if the animal had an injury, required extra flea / ear mite treatments, or needed extra days at the vet office.
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- Russian Blue
- Gray / Blue / Silver
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