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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!
Hi there! My name is Timbre. I am a very pretty girl who will, in time, give you all the love I can give in the world. Because I am so pretty, I do hope you don’t attempt to cuddle me immediately. I can be a bit shy while I gather intel on my new surroundings. I initially hid in my cave for 2 weeks when I first came to my foster mum’s place. After I sussed her out and realised she’s actually alright, I gave her the honour of beholding my very regal form.
While my name is Timbre, you can be forgiven to think that I am a vocal cat. I am in fact the opposite as I am pretty quiet and have only squeaked a greeting or two when my foster mum enters my abode. My favourite activity with her is playing chase the mousey. If you must know, I am quite the athlete. I am very agile and quite adept at catching my prey mid-air. So much so, that my foster mum can’t help but always exclaim “good job!” and give me face scritches after. Scritches come 2nd in my favourites list by the way. Whenever I get them, I tend to lean in quite heavily and flop down to my side. I sometimes also don’t mind a gentle belly rub.
When I’m happy, which is pretty much every time I have company, I purr and knead. Kneading is 3rd in my favourites list. I knead blankets, I knead the air when I’m on my side, I also knead the floor when I’m on my feet, which makes me look like I’m marching. I am special that way.
Speaking of special, I am a kitty with special needs. I have an eye condition which made the vets think I'm blind. Luckily I can still somehow see and have adapted pretty well to limited vision. Because of this though, I will take a little bit longer to get settled in a new environment. If you are someone who can be patient and give me the time and space needed so I can be my best self, do get in touch with my foster mum. She'll be happy to welcome you to our abode in Caversham.
Timbre has a skin condition called Feline Acne or Chin Acne. It is not known what causes her skin reaction, though it is usually mild and manageable. Using stainless steel or ceramic bowls rather than plastic often assists. If the issue persists, a low allergen diet should be tried.
Timbre has been diagnosed as blind in her left eye. She has undergone additional testing and her blindness has been attributed to a Coloboma, a congenital defect, and we do not anticipate any further complications from this condition but cannot guarantee it. It is vital that she remains an inside only pet, since her safety outdoors would be very compromised. It is helpful for blind animals or animals with compromised vision to live in a predicable environment, where things are not likely to give them a fright or change positions often. For example, furniture movements can make it harder for blind cats to navigate the room their have memorised. Loud noises, touching while sleeping or not expecting you, or unpredictable activities should be avoided to minimise potential stress. This means that children and other pets can be very stressful to a blind animal, and we do not recommend these being regular events in her home.