Smokey and his friend Goo arrived at the shelter when their person had to go into a nursing home and could no longer care for them. After coming to the shelter, they were both diagnosed with hyperthyroidism (not uncommon for senior cats). Using our Shadow's Fund for Extraordinary Medical Expenses, both received curative radioactive iodine treatment at the Feline Hyperthyroid Treatment Center in Tacoma, and are both doing just fine now. They should receive a primarily canned food diet in the future, which has proven to be best for formerly hyperthyroid kitties.
Although Smokey and Goo know each other and get along just fine, they do NOT need to be adopted together. Of the two, Smokey is the more outgoing - when staying at a motel the night before their RIT, Smokey is the one that kept coming out from under the bed to check things out, while Goo preferred to "NOPE" on out of interaction and sit peacefully under the bed in the exact center, where no one could reach her. Typical (ha).
At almost 15 years old, Smokey's not very playful, nor is he demanding. He is just looking for a nice home where he can retire in peace. As his health continues to improve, his coat is becoming glossy again and he would appreciate an occasional brushing. Are you ready to give Smokey a comfy retirement, with promises of head-butts and purrs in your future?
All pets arrive spayed/neutered, dewormed, microchipped and vaccinated. Adoption fee is a suggested minimum of $20 (more gratefully accepted), or Senior for Senior (for adopters over 65 adopting a senior pet, adoption fee is optional). All pets are placed with a 30-day money-back trial period, to give pet and family enough time to discover any unknown allergies or other conflicts.
Can't come to Republic? Don't let that stop you! We have monthly transports to both the Seattle area and Spokane, delivering adopted pets to their new owners. If you can add a little to your donation to help us cover our transport expenses, that would be great!
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