Willow is a beautiful, female, spayed, 7.5 year old gray tabby. We really need to find her a new home and shelters won't take her because she's 7.5 years old. I do have a recent vet report (from 7/19) claiming she's in good enough health to go to a shelter or a new home. I am aware of people putting small animals in fighting matches, so I will be trying to filter through the email replies as best I can.
About Willow: She LOVES sitting in peoples' laps - She is VERY affectionate and sweet once she knows you. She is so sweet that she purrs even when she is just near you - You don't even have to be calling her or looking at her, but she's just happy to have your company. She is a more meek, quiet, sleepy cat, and she doesn't like a lot of excitement. She likes predictability. She would need to be a fully indoor cat. She doesn't really like very young children (like the type who would chase her or poke her - but she is fine with my oldest child who is 11), and I don't think she would like other pets. She does have a chronic heart condition that she was born with - You don't have to do anything about it, but it just means that she won't live until she's like 14 as some cats do and it means she won't be doing fast sprints up your stairs at 2 am. She had most of her teeth removed when she was 9 months old because they were infected from when she was feral. We adopted her when she was 9 months old. She was feral from 0-6 months, then put in a foster home from 6-9 months.
Why we need to find her a new home: There are many reasons. One, we are moving across the country and she won't handle it well. Two, one of my three kids is allergic to her and sneezes all of the time, has watery itchy eyes all of the time, and has asthma. Three, she doesn't really love my two youngest kids because they are so young and excitable and unpredictable and speedy, and they try to chase after her and pull her tail. I think the biggest reason is for the child who is allergic to her - When we get to our new home, I think it will be best for him if we have no pets ever again.
What Willow likes: She loves to be pet (not on her tummy, though). She loves to have a scratching post and will use it vigorously and frequently. She loves kitty treats. She loves to sleep - You won't need to waste any money on cat toys for her.
You are welcome to have her cat travel carrier, her covered litter box, her food and water dishes, her bed (which she doesn't really use, but she may like to have it to have a scent that reminds her of us?), and any remaining food and litter we have. Her current scratching post is so well-loved that it just needs to be trashed and you won't want that.
It would be nice if her new family were willing to stay in touch with us occasionally, to tell us how she is doing and to send a photo once in a while. :) I am very wary of posting an ad for her here on craigslist because I am well aware of people pretending to offer cats a good home and then sticking them in fighting rings with dogs or snakes, but I just fear that she would die of sadness if we stick her in a shelter cage. If you are interested in her, please understand that I will need to have some sort of screening process (like ask you a few questions) and will give her to the home that sounds the best. I just want the best for my sweet, affectionate, meek kitty.
We are moving soon, so I am desperately hoping to have some replies through this ad. If you know anyone interested, please send them this link?
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