Hi, my name is Jenny. I am a dignified, sweet, mellow and exotic 9-year-old, 10-pound Torti.
I was adopted from San Jose Animal Care Services in 2012 and returned a year later. I was adopted again and then I was brought back to the shelter because my owners had to move.
I had a tooth pulled at the shelter and am now in a Golden Oldies foster home. I was lucky Golden Oldies had a whole bunch of open foster homes and none of their local shelters needed help so they were able to take me. They wanted to get me out of the shelter and into a home, so here I am!
I arrived March 19th and immediately made myself at home, exploring my new home.
My foster dad invited me into his lap my first day with him and I jumped right up. I LOVED that he made me feel so at home. When I see, you I will run up to greet you, too. I also squeak in my sleep; it’s the cutest thing.
I am definitely a people cat, a lap cat and a smart girl. I am very gentle and love being petted and rubbed.
I want to be adopted into a home where I get all your love and attention. So in other words, I want to be the only animal in your home.
I have a condition called B-cell lymphocytosis, which means my increased lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) have specific markers. All of the cells show the same markers (B cell) which can indicate cancer, and this has not been ruled out 100%. However, cancer of strictly B cells in cats is very rare per the pathologist’s references. They state the elevated B cells are most likely reactive, meaning my immune system is producing increased numbers due to a secondary disease process within my body, such as an underlying inflammatory bowel disease.
The prognosis depends on my underlying disease process that is stimulating my immune system.
Golden Oldies is adopting me out as a Matchmaker Cat. This means they will cover all of my medical expenses for life that are RELATED to this condition and approved by their vet consultant. This does NOT include my routine annual exams, vaccines or any medical condition that arises that their vet consultant determines is unrelated.
My adopter should monitor me for any other symptoms (weight loss, lethargy, decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea) and if these occur contact his or her veterinarian as to next steps, such as rechecking my blood panel and perhaps pursuing imaging (x-rays and ultrasound).
If I am asymptomatic – which I am right now – they recommend to have my blood checked every 4-6 months to ensure there are no significant changes. Ouch, that means I have to get poked! But it’s okay, I am a good girl. And Golden Oldies will pay for it since it’s related to my condition.
If someone adopts me and lives in Monterey County they must take me to a Golden Oldies partner vet for all non-emergency care related to my condition and all records must be emailed to Golden Oldies.
I really want a forever home. Like really, really….. Maybe with you?
I am spayed, up to date on rabies and FVRCP vaccines, microchipped, FIV/FELV negative and have had a complete blood panel done.
If you are interested in me, please fill out an adoption application.