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I’m an Animal in Care at AARCS
Domestic Short Hair
Date of Birth
October 28, 2019
Gigi came to the shelter with a fracture in her left hip and in her tail. Due to that, she had surgery to remove part of the hip joint and her entire tail. It is suspected that she had this injury for a while and because of that, she walks differently. Her back legs are similar to that of a rabbit, when she walks or runs and they hop rather than move individually. It is recommended that she stays on a joint supplement to promote healthy joints going forward. She may also need to be on a pain medication to keep her comfortable. She is still recovering from surgery and has some discomfort but is well controlled with an inexpensive pain medication.
Aside from her rough start to life, Gigi is extremely sweet and cuddly!! She is so happy and is always purring! She sleeps with her foster mom every night and just loves to snuggle.
Gigi loves to give kisses but can sometimes get a little carried away and nibble, she is getting better but will need to learn not to continue this.
She is a very sweet little cat, however, she may do better with older children. She doesn’t love being picked up or having her hind end pet at this time. This may change as she is still recovering.
Good with Cats?
Yes, Good with Cats
Good with Dogs?
Only tested with Larger Breed Dogs
Good with Kids?
Not tested with kids but would likely be better with older kids.
Do I Need Special Care?
Yes, Medical Special Needs - Gigi had a femoral head ostectomy (FHO) surgery on her left leg and a tail amputation due to an old fracture. She requires a joint supplement and possibly pain medication for the remainder of her life to keep her comfortable.
Animal In Care
This animal is currently an Animal in Care with AARCs and is not available for adoption at this time.
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