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Domestic Short Hair / Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Female (spayed)  : :  Young  : :  Medium


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Please Note: This animal is listed as a courtesy to another organization. Please be sure to contact the foster/caretaker for more information about her.

Contact Amelia's Caretaker/Foster Directly: Kathy (kgselbrede@mac.com)

A Special Needs Kitty with a Big Heart

When we think Amelia we think soft, warm and sugary sweet with a touch of “rascal.”

Amelia was born to a feral mama out in the wilder parts of Georgetown. We (Amelia's fosters) were able to trap her at a young enough age after weaning that she's fully tame. She's an exceptionally loving kitty with many positive and wonderful personality traits. We would keep her but we have our hands full with 3 special-needs senior dogs and 5 other rescue kitties. Amelia has a lot to offer a kind human who needs a BFF, who wants only one pet (Amelia by herself) in their household, and who can take on her special needs.

First, all about Amelia's unique traits..... 

She’s a social kitty, initially shy and scared with people she doesn't know, but very forthcoming once she feels safe. She thrives on being near her trusted human(s) and is a true love bug with them. This friendly kitty loves to see you come through the door (you'll often find her waiting there for you). She’s a purry snuggly lap cat who loves affection. She can also still play like a kitten - her favorite games are chasing a laser dot and chasing a toy pulled around the room on the end of a string. She's vocal with sweet "kitty talk" but not too loud. She loves to sleep near (or on) you on your bed.

As for her looks, she's a stunner! Snow white fur frames mosaic patches of gray tabby across her shoulders. Her pink nose is a nice accent against her large clear green eyes. She always looks beautiful where ever she curls up to sleep, inviting pets, cheek rubs, head scratches, and cuddles.

It's difficult for Amelia at our house because she has allergies. Our 3 dogs and 5 other cats make it impossible to protect Amelia from allergens (especially food but also environmental) without keeping her confined to her own room while she undergoes her dermatology treatment plan. Basically, with us Amelia is in isolation most of the time, which makes her sad and lonely.

Being under the care of Dr. Jenice Daigle, Animal Dermatologist with Central Texas Veterinary Specialty Hospital, means Amelia looks forward to a bright future in which her allergies are either resolved or well-managed. She's currently eating two brands of hypoallergenic foods (at this time any other foods cause itchy skin rashes and sores, hair loss, topical and oral medications, and sometimes the dreaded "cone"), but in 2021 it should be possible to conduct food trials to determine what "normal" foods she can eat.

At Amelia's most recent derm appointment on July 2, Dr Daigle recommended that a daily oral medication (Atopica) be continued for one more month, with a recheck appointment on 7/30, and anticipates continuing the Atopica for 2-3 more months after that (through September or October). It is hoped that Atopica will "reset" Amelia's immune system so that her skin stops reacting. So far she is doing better than she's ever been. Her skin and coat are back to a normal healthy condition, and she's back to her playful happy (though lonely) self.

If you have a heart for "hard luck" kitties like Amelia (whose allergies are no fault of her own), and if you have the time and resources to provide her required treatment, here's a list of things that could make you a possible good fit for this little munchkin and an "angel" to relieve her from current mostly-isolated living situation:

*  You have no other animals (ie, no other potential allergen sources) in your home and are ok with having just one special kitty who would love to spend as much time as possible with you.

*  You would enjoy playing with Amelia (pulling that string-tied toy around the room, flashing the laser beam so she can chase it, etc.).

*  You (and the people you live with) are "neat freak" enough not to leave food or crumbs where this rascally kitty can get to them when you're not looking.

*  You are willing and able to take over the remainder of Amelia's care (we are willing to pay for her remaining treatment with Dr. Daigle), which is focused on resolving her allergies or at least keeping them under control. Right now that includes:

          1) A very strict uncompromising veterinarian-prescribed diet (Royal Canin HP kibble, Hill's z/d kibble and canned food).

          2) Daily oral medication (Amelia doesn't like this but is such a good kitty she tolerates it. We get it done as quickly as possible in the evening, and then have a fun playtime afterward to help her feel better and forget about it).

          3) Taking Amelia to follow-up dermatology appointments in Round Rock. Again, she doesn't enjoy the transport but she tolerates the whole ordeal. As long as she's not tipped off to the carrier (in which case she'll run and hide), it's easy to put her inside it. Vets have always commented what a good kitty she is.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact us to explore the possibilities. We would SO love to see Amelia be accepted into a loving forever home where she can be free to explore and play and stay close to her human(s) while she undergoes treatment instead of being stuck in a back room by herself most of the time.

Amelia has so much to offer and will be a perfect forever kitty companion.

Please contact us if you'd like more information and details about sweet Amelia.

About Amelia

  • Status: Available for Adoption
  • Species: Cat
  • Rescue ID: CL
  • General Color: Gray and White
  • Color: Gray and White / Spotted
  • Current Size: 9 Pounds
  • Potential Size: 9 Pounds
  • Current Age: 5 Years (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: Yes

More about Amelia

Is Not Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Good with Kids

Special Needs: Restricted diet due to allergies (which may disappear if current veterinary treatment succeeds)

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