Black Jack - 165326 - Male - Young Adult
Black Jack - 165326 - Male - Young Adult
Black Jack - 165326 - Male - Young Adult
Black Jack - 165326 - Male - Young Adult
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Cat Haven Foster Care

Want to adopt me?

To meet me in foster care please contact our foster care department on:

Phone:(08) 9442 3600

Email: fostercare@cathaven.com.au

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!

Black Jack - 165326 - Male - Young Adult

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In Foster

Purrsonality Traits

Hi Friends! My name is Black Jack, I am 1 year old & I will be one of the sweetest, strongest, (sometimes craziest) boys you will ever meet! There is so much character wrapped up in this handsome package! Warning: my eyes may just steal your heart, especially when I gaze at you adoringly. They are all the more striking because of my luscious black coat.

Once you get to know me not only will I show you how much I love to play - batting ping pong balls around on the floor is great, I also love a mouse on a stick toy! - but also how much I love cuddles, pats, & affection too. I may not always sit on your lap but I’ll always be right there on the couch next to you.

My journey since I came to Cat Haven hasn’t been a straightforward one as I’ve had some health issues along the way (please read to the end!). When I came to my foster home at the end of June, I was only 6 months old but I wasn’t coping at the shelter despite the excellent care I received there. I was very wary & scared but I made such great progress right away. Unfortunately one day I had an accident & my foster family noticed that I couldn’t stand on my back legs & was dragging them to get around. Many vet visits later it’s needless to say it’s been a roller coaster time in my little life! The incredible vets at Cat Haven never gave up on me as we tried multiple medications & tests to find out what was wrong. Eventually we found a medication that worked & I’m now in the process of coming off it! I have spent the last couple of months building my strength back up & am happy to say I’m walking, running & playing again!

My foster home just got another foster & I’ve been very excited to meet him but I know we need a nice slow introduction to get to know each other better. Perhaps you have a feline friend for me?

I’m looking for a more quiet, mature home - loud noises and sudden movements still scare me a bit and I will take some time to come out of my shell when you get me home. I’ll also need to be inside only as it’s a lot safer for me.

Please come & meet me at my foster home in Quinn’s Rocks to hear more about my story and see what a great cat I am.

PS I make an excellent Christmas tree decoration, can you find me in the photo?

Health Issues

Black Jack has presented with a mild case of gingivitis which is an inflammation of the gums. Dental hygiene may help prevent its development.  He also has potentially been exposed to Cat Flu, and therefore is at mild risk of developing an upper respiratory tract infection in the future.

Black Jack has mild weakness in both hind legs, more so the right. He therefore has an abnormal gait and mild issues with balance. He has probably suffered an injury to one of his intervertebral discs or vertebrae, resulting in compression of the spinal cord and loss of function to his hind limbs. He has been treated with prednisilone and has made a marked improvement but he has not made a full recovery and he may never fully recover. However he has a good quality of life and is very active. We are in the process of tapering him off prednisilone at the moment and anticipate that he will be able to live comfortably without it. He has had x-rays taken of his hips and spine and no abnormalities were found. He would need advanced imaging (CT, MRI)to assess his spinal cord and unfortunately Cat Haven is unable to afford this. He also had blood work done to rule out and metabolic or infectious causes of hind limb weakness. He will need to be kept strictly indoors and maintain a healthy weight.