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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!
Hi, my name is Gracie. 2020 for me has been a tough year. My mum had to surrender me to the good folk at Cat Haven as she wasn’t able to care for me any longer so now I’m ready to find my next forever home.
I arrived at Cat Haven so very scared. The staff knew underneath my façade there was a beautiful sweet girl. You see I was born with my eyelashes growing inwards, rubbing on my eyes, and so for everyday of my life I was in pain. You know what its like to get an eyelash in your eye….so you understand how first 7 years of my life were…..not pleasant!
The great news is the amazing team at Cat Haven arranged for me to have an operation with an eye surgeon vet to fix my eye lashes. I am completely recovered and experiencing many wonders for the first time. When my eyelashes grow back they will be where they should be, pointing outside and protecting my eyes like they are meant to do. I am so lucky to get this second chance of having a great life. I am learning to play and enjoying doing what cats do after being in pain for so long.
I have just one more wish to make my life fulfilled. That is to find a quiet home, with no other pets (or little people) where I can build trust with my hooman and give so much joy in return. I love to jump on the bed for a pat, I like to lay looking up at the sky. I like my food but am not food obsessed.
When I went to stay with my foster mum I was so scared and scratchy (aka grumpy), however in less than 24 hours in the safety of my own room I let her pat me and I rubbed against her legs. I am frightened of loud noises, I think that’s because I relied on my sense of sound so heavily when my eyes were misbehaving. Now they are all better I am slowly getting better with sounds. My foster mum moves slowly, talks to me so I know where she’s going and she doesn’t startle me. I love a brush, lots of pats and have been known to give you my tummy for a rub. I need a new home where my purrents are patient, caring, will let me go at my own pace until I am comfortable. I will also need to be an indoor cat so that I'm protected from sun damage to my pale nose.
I have everything crossed I will find my new home before Christmas. It's all I want for Christmas! Please come meet me in my foster home in Mount Lawley.
Volunteer photographer - Anthony Tran
Gracie was born with eyelid defects in both eyes. This caused rubbing of hairs on the surface of both eyes, resulting in discomfort and some scarring. She was assessed by an ophthalmologist, and underwent surgery to stop hairs from rubbing against the surface of her eyes. Even though her eyelids could not be reconstructed, the surgery eliminated the cause of any discomfort and further ulceration. She can see normally, and can lead a perfectly normal life, even though she will always look a little different! Cat Haven does not take any responsibility for any subsequent conditions or issues that may develop in the future as a result of this condition.