Hello humans, I'm big boy Kosta, with my big white feet and big face with one grey eye. It's my permanent pirate look. I like to be around you some of the time but I am also independent and like time to myself, to hide away and watch and listen to the world. I am quite happy alone in the house during the day if you need to go out or to work.
My first foster mum gave me a bath as I was in such a poor state when I arrived at the shelter. As you can see, I am super handsome under all that grime, with the softest fur. I also howled a lot when I first arrived and tried to escape. I didn't really get on with the resident cats, so now I am in foster in a home that has no other animals. I settled down within a few days in my new foster, so a home without other cats is my preference.
I am a bit timid and cautious still but come whenever I am called. I also have a strong play response for a cat of my age. I like to run and climb up your legs like a kitten and will grab your hand and play bite and wrestle with it, in the same way that a kitten will. I am much too big and strong to play like that, but I do listen if my human thinks I am to rough and I respond well to being told no. I just roll away when reprimanded. I also like to roll and suckle into a soft blanket - I find it comforting. It is another one of my kitten like responses. Oh well, I am young at heart but with a pirate reputation to uphold. I would suit a family who understand that I am just playful and am not being aggressive and that I will outgrow it in time.
I have met several of my foster human's friends and have been interested in and friendly towards them. I approached them though, so it was all on my terms. Both my foster humans agree that I am an intelligent cat and a good communicator. My soft meows will tell you when I am hungry or just saying hello. I can also move surprisingly fast for such a big boy. Both my foster humans say that I have LOTS of potential in a safe and loving home.
I am currently in Yokine.
Kosta has a condition called epiphora, sometimes known as blocked tear ducts. Blocked tear ducts can cause the under or over production of tears, and can predispose the cat to eye infections. Therefore he may require intermittent treatment throughout his life.
Kosta has been noted to have a small chip in his tooth that was present when he came to the shelter. Our veterinarians have carefully assessed this chip and no further treatment is currently required. He has also presented with a mild case of gingivitis which is an inflammation of the gums. Dental hygiene may help prevent its development. There are several measures you can take to improve your new cat’s dental health. Ask the cat welfare officer who is assisting you for a dental hygiene handout. We have recommended that he stays on a dental hygiene diet.
Kosta has a skin condition which has caused severe hair loss and itching in the past. There are a number of different things that can cause this condition, and it can be difficult to determine the underlying cause without specialists testing and trials. It is not known what causes hiss skin reaction, therefore it is important that you use a variety of preventative measures. Allergic skin conditions can recur throughout an animal’s lifetime and continued treatment/ intermittent medication may be required. If you notice a flare up in your cats condition such as hair loss, excessive licking/ scratching/ skin lesions please take him to your primary care veterinarian, and request a referral for dermatology if the problem is persistent. Cat Haven is not liable for these costs.
Cat Haven does not take any responsibility for any subsequent conditions or issues that may develop in the future as a result of these conditions.
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The foster carer will then be in touch to discuss this further and arrange a meeting. If after leaving your details you have not heard from anyone after 48 hours, please let us know. Once you’ve decided to give a foster cat or kitten a furrever home you’ll need to come to Cat Haven in person to complete the adoption paperwork before taking them home. We can’t wait to hear from you!