Gato - 161861 - Female - Palliative adoption
Gato - 161861 - Female - Palliative adoption
Gato - 161861 - Female - Palliative adoption
Gato - 161861 - Female - Palliative adoption
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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!

Gato - 161861 - Female - Palliative adoption

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In Foster

Purrsonality Traits

Hola, I'm Gato - yes it's Spanish for cat - and I am a very beautiful old lady.

I am almost 16 and looking for my forever retirement home. I'm no stranger to Cat Haven, having been Feline Office Manager for some of my time there after being returned from my first adoption.

Unfortunately I did not get along with the resident cats in my first adoption, so I was brought back to CH. While I loved being large and in charge in the office, what I want more than anything is a cosy home to retire in for the rest of my days.

Now since I am fabulous and mature, I'm a little set in my ways but I don't ask much- just tasty (special kidney diet) food and a warm cosy spot or three around the house.

I'm not a lap cat, but I do like to curl up nearby while you watch tv or work on the computer. I'll tolerate being briefly picked up but I'm not a fan of being carried and you won't need to spend lots of time on beauty routine- I don't really enjoy being brushed, although foster mummy can get away with it a little if there's a treat involved. I take care of myself enough to prevent my floof getting knotty.

I'm a good girl who uses my litter tray like I'm supposed to (please keep it clean I love fresh litter) and I love to play every day. I jump around like a kitten when I'm feeling frisky, you wouldn't believe I'm almost 16! I can be a little bit nippy/hissy if you move really fast near me or put your hand suddenly near my face, but since I only have a few teeth left it's just a love bite really and doesn't do much.

Ideally I'll be the Queen of the house, and my staff are not sure how I'd like the short noisy humans, so a solo somebody like me or a more mature home or with well behaved teens rather than kids would likely be best for me.

Do you like what you see? Want a kitty buddy but not a second shadow who won't let you go to the bathroom in peace? I'm the perfect companion, I'm there but not over the top.

If you want me to fill the spot near the heater in your house, contact Cat Haven to meet me at my foster home in Maylands.

Health Issues

Gato has been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) whilst at Cat Haven. She is being treated with a prescription diet which is all that is recommended at this time. However, it is likely that her renal disease will progress and she will need to be examined every 3 months to monitor her renal function so she will need to return regularly to the Cat Haven clinic to monitor her condition. Due to Gato’s age and the uncertainty of her future prognoses she belongs to Cat Haven’s Palliative Care program. Under this program Gato will be entitled to free vet consults at the Cat Haven clinic and medication if it’s required to manage her quality of life. Gato will also receive 12.5% discount on Hills K/D biscuits from the Cat Haven retail shop. 

Palliative adoptions are not implemented so that the cat is made to pass away naturally. Gato is currently active and bright and we feel that she is still enjoying life, but as her disease progresses the most likely outcome for Gato will be humane euthanasia.