Wythall Animal Sanctuary
Rehoming Cats & Kittens: West Midlands

About me…

Hello, my name is Jayda. I was originally rehomed from the sanctuary around 4 years ago as a forever foster. Unfortunately, I recently had to be returned to the sanctuary through no fault of my own.

I was a very poorly girl when I got back here, I had not been receiving my thyroid medication so had drastically lost weight due to my condition. I was quite literally skin and bones! The carers here thought it was my time to cross the rainbow bridge but wanted to give me one last chance. Well I grabbed that chance with all my paws and showed them I wanted to fight and stay alive! I had special blood tests to check what was going on inside my body. These showed that my hyperthyroid condition (that I had had when previously here) was extremely severe and my thyroid levels were over 4 times what they should be! I was started back on my medication and fed small meals throughout the day. I began to put on weight straight away and improved every day! My thyroid levels are now stable and I am eating a special kidney diet too as my bloods have showed my kidneys don’t work quite as well as they should. These are normal health issues for a cat of my age and being on the medication and diet is really helping me!

I am just so happy that I don’t feel poorly anymore and can be my usual happy self! When I got here, I could hardly walk or move around because I just felt so sad and weak. I am now a healthy cat again (for an old gal anyway!)

Home I am looking for…

I am looking for a new forever foster home where I will be looked after and kept safe and warm. I am not looking for a temporary home so anyone looking to take me on as a foster will have to want to give me a forever home for the rest of my life, and love and care for me through my elderly years. As a foster, you won’t need to pay an adoption fee and the sanctuary will continue to cover any veterinary fees/ medications I may need in the future, but I will have to continue going to the vet practice that the sanctuary uses in Redditch.
Anyone thinking of giving me a home needs to either have experience with giving medication to cats or be confident enough to do so. I am on a daily medication that is given straight into my mouth through a syringe, and cannot be put in my food. I am now very used to taking this so am a good girl, but sometimes will try to avoid it. My carer will show you how to give me my medication before you take me home. (Please include information on experience or willingness to give medication/ caring for cats with illnesses in your enquiry form.)

I would most definitely prefer a quiet home, so no young children, dogs or other cats please. I think I would enjoy a nice peaceful home to spend my twilight years in. I’m not sure how long I have left on the earth so I don’t think that’s too much of an ask!

I would be more than happy to live as an indoor only cat as I sleep most of the time and just love my home comforts. All I need is a warm sofa or armchair to curl up on, I also like hiding places to sleep too! My favourite at the moment is a carrier I have in my private room here with a big soft, comfy blanket in! I could also have access to outside in a garden of my own, but I could only be outside if you were there to supervise and sit with me. I don’t do much jumping or exercise so wouldn’t travel far but you would need to be home to let me back inside when I wanted.

Medical History…

I am on medication for hyperthyroid and will need to stay on this for the rest of my life. It took a few weeks to get my thyroid levels to stabilise when I came back to the sanctuary but we have now figured out the right dosage of medication that works best for me. This medication is given orally using a syringe. I am also on a couple of supplements that I have mixed into my food.

I do also have the beginning of kidney disease so am on a renal diet to help slow the progression of this, and will need to be kept on this in my new home.

I will need regular blood tests to check how all my levels are and to pick up any changes quickly so that my medication can be adjusted accordingly when needed. At the moment it is recommended I have blood tests every 6 months, but this may need to be more frequent in the future- of course this will be covered by the sanctuary.

Things to note…

The sanctuary asks that my new foster carer is happy to purchase my food, supplements (although this can be discussed if a problem) and everything else that I may need in my home- toys, litter, beds etc. This is because the sanctuary has lots and lots of mouth to feed, and lots of animals out in foster homes too!

As already stated, the sanctuary will cover any future medical treatment that I will need- medications and flea/ worming treatments purchased from the vets, and you won’t need to pay an adoption fee for me. So then all you need to give me is a whole lot of love, cuddles and your lap to sit on!

  • Status:Needs Home
  • Gender: Female
  • Fur colour:Black
  • Fur length:Shorthaired
  • Age(When Added):16 Year(s) Old
  • Neutered/Spayed:Neutered
  • Can live with children: No
  • Can live with dogs: No
  • Can live with other cats: No
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