Pandora

  • AARCS ID# A31479822
  • Female
  • Senior
  • DOB: September 3, 2003
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Slightly Timid

Story

Photos courtesy of Jane Elizabeth Carter Photography

This is Pandora, the sweetest senior cat who is enjoys your company and pretending to swim. She is in her glory to just be near someone, but can never sneak up on you since her motor is always running.

She was brought in to a veterinarian due to medical issues and her owner was unable to pay for treatment.

Pandora got a second chance at life and was placed into a foster home. When she came in, she was so obese she was unable to move around the kennel at the shelter. She weighed in at a whopping 7.5 kg (16.5 lb) and had a bladder infection that had been left unttreated. That bladder infection resulted in her having some litter box issues in her previous home. We quickly figured out that she did not truly have any behavioral problems – simply medical & health issues that needed attention.

Since we have had her, she has lost 1.4 kg (over 3lb) just by being on a healthy weight reduction diet and some moderate exercise. She is expected to keep shedding the pounds until her target weight is reached. She has not once urinated inappropriately in her foster home either. We did notice that she was getting constipated, and the veterinarian discovered she also has a condition called megacolon. This means it is very easy for her to get constipated and she needs daily medication and laxatives to help ensure things keep moving as they should.

She has been very polite with the two other cats in her foster home and the occasional dog that comes around too.

This girl deserves to live out the best years of her life with someone who wants a companion that is always ready to give out a head nudge and a purr. I could not have imagined that she would have blossomed into the lady she is today when we first brought her home, she is just seems so greatful. Although some tears will be shed, I can’t wait for you to fall in love with Pandora (Big P) too.

  • AARCS_cat
    Good with Cats?
    Yes, Good with Cats
  • AARCS_dog
    Good with Dogs?
    Yes, Good with Dogs
  • AARCS_KidTested
    Good with Kids?
    Yes, Good with Kids
  • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
    Does this Animal have Special Needs?
    Yes, Medical Special Needs: Needs Cisapride before every meal, as well as lactulose and restoralax on food to prevent constipation due to mega colon