Want to adopt me?To meet me in foster care please contact our foster care department on:
Phone:(08) 9442 3600
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!
Hello Sunshines! The name's Joey, but my foster mum always calls me Jo-Bean! I'm not sure why, but she said something about people always thinking I was a boy? So she decided Jo-Bean better reflects the sweet, slightly kooky, young lady that I am!
Honestly though, I think she is a bit kooky for thinking I'm quirky in the first place. It's obviously her failure if she doesn't understand that nibbling on her feet is clearly communicating that she should have given me breakfast BEFORE going to the toilet. Or that the cat tower is evil and needs to be destroyed (it's unmistakably some form of spy device planted by the dogs).
I'm really just a sweetie pie, who loves to cuddle with you, snuggle under the blanket, and fall asleep on your lap (I make a great hot water bottle in the cooler months!). I am very smoochy and quite inquisitive. So unless I've found a nice sunny spot for a bake, or am having a quick bat around of my favourite jingley ball, chances are high I'll be by your side whenever you're home!
Of course, like any self-respecting lady, if you want my love I do have my demands! I'd like a nice quiet home, where I am your one and only fur baby, as sometimes I can get a bit anxious and overwhelmed. And you'll need to be comfortable giving me medication, as I'll need it daily to help keep my skin issues in remission. Don't worry though, I won't put up much of a fuss or make it difficult for you :) I also ask you keep my litter box fresh, as I have been known to find an alternative place to go if I don't deem it satisfactory.
Love me already? Of course you do! I'm adorable ;) If you're the right fur parent for me and are ready for the cutest, cuddliest, floofiest companion, come visit me at my foster home in Hammond Park and experience my life-changing snuggles for yourself <3
Joey 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 her skin reaction, therefore it is important that you use a variety of preventative measures.
Joey has been diagnosed with eosinophilic granuloma complex, a disease most likely resulting from an underlying skin allergy. In this case, it has caused an ulcer on the lip or in the oral cavity with varying degrees of severity. In Joey's case, there is a chronic ulcer on the upper left inside of her mouth. Treatment can involve management of the underlying condition, including comprehensive flea treatment, food trials, and reducing the use of plastic bowls (which have sometimes been associated with ulcer formation). Often these ulcers will resolve over time, but can reoccur in some situations, depending on the underlying cause. If you would like to discuss your cat's ulcer with a Cat Haven veterinarian, please let the grounds staff know so they can arrange this for you.