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On top of our many adoptable cats and dogs, we have some cats and dogs in long-term foster care! Most are in long-term foster for medical needs. They may be "hospice" care senior pets, pets with chronic conditions, or other atypical needs. They will remain under the veterinary care and ownership of WOASH until deemed adoptable or for their remaining days, while living with their foster families. Many will remain with their fosters for life. Read about some of our long-term foster pets, and please consider making a donation towards their care!
*Note: We do not place many pets into long-term foster care, as it is not financially feasible for us to support. These pets are still actively being monitored by shelter staff for their needs.
Slytherin came to us as a kitten with a chronic skin condition, later identified as ichthyosis. He also has an unidentified seizure disorder. His loves his kitty siblings and will remain with his foster mom (who is obviously a Harry Potter lover, given his name) for life. She can't imagine her life without him, despite his needs. Slytherin is on multiple daily medications and weekly skin treatments. Monetary donations towards Slytherin will support his regular vet visits, blood work, medications, dermatologist visit, and future neurologist visit. Specific items Slytherin's foster needs are Fresh Step clumping cat litter, Purina One Indoor Advantage dry food, and Fancy Feast wet food. As of January 2024, Slytherin has had an increase in seizure activity and is attempting new medications. We have added a set of Blink cameras to our wish list to purchase for Slytherin's foster, so his seizure activity can be documented while she is away. He will be seeing a neurologist in March.
Pouncer ended up under our care after his foster mom, an incredible woman in the cat rescue community, was seeking help. She had been left with Pouncer, who has a chronic GI condition, without any support. This 15 year old man is still spunky and full of life, despite having trouble with bowel movements and dental pain. Pouncer will live with his foster mom, as she is head over heels for him, until he passes. Pouncer is on numerous medications. Pouncer can be supported with monetary donations towards his vet visits, dental surgery, and medications. His meds cost $150 per month. We can also support his foster mom by providing Tidy Cat Free and Clear litter and Tiki Cat Seafood wet food, as these are Pouncer's favorites! Pouncer received his dental care and had 7 teeth removed! He is trying new medications to manage his stool and to help keep him happy and comfortable.
Miriam came to us from another rescue who were no longer able to handle the volume of cats they had. A mass was found in Miriam's stomach, later discovered to be a giant hairball. Miriam has had significant, undiagnosed issues with GI upset, hairballs, and vomiting. She is on daily medication to manage this. Miriam's foster mom adores her, and Miriam gets along incredibly with her foster siblings! Miriam's foster mom typically purchases food and litter on her own, but we provide items as requested. Monetary donations to continue supporting Miriam's vet visits and medication. As of January 2024, Miriam is continuing daily medications.
Callie is a sweet senior girl who is in foster care due to kidney care needs. Her foster family dotes on Callie 24/7. She is truly their little princess! Callie is on a prescription kidney care diet. Monetary donations can be made to support Callie's dental surgery and prescription kidney diet. Otherwise, Callie's foster mom loves to purchase items for her and absolutely spoils her! Callie received dental care in the beginning of January.
Butterscotch was found as a dirty, matted, and terrified stray. She is in need of dental care, as well as socialization. She will be living in a foster home to receive her dental surgery and after-care. She will likely become adoptable in the future, dependent on her level of socialization. At this time, though, she will remain a foster doggo. We need donations towards Butterscotch's dental care and basic vet care. Butterscotch loves Cesar Wet Food! Butterscotch received dental care in the beginning of January and had to have a full-mouth extraction due to poor dental health.
McKee came to us when his previous owner passed away. McKee, a senior guy, also tested positive for Feline Leukemia (FeLV). This sweet boy has had some GI upset, and is on a prescription diet. He will remain in long-term foster due to being a senior guy with FeLV and GI needs. Monetary donations can be used to purchase McKee's prescription diet!
Zeke is the handsomest senior man who is at least 16 years old. He was found by his foster mom with a leg injury. We initially thought his leg was broken, but x-rays showed a joint infection. Zeke's leg is now healed, although it is sometimes stiff and uncomfortable. Due to his age and potential follow up care with his leg, his foster mom will keep him for the rest of his life, and WOASH will provide care as needed. Zeke is in the same foster home as Slytherin! At this time, Zeke does not require much support, aside from a senior diet. Zeke eats Fancy Feast Senior wet food.
Tommy (pictured) and Miragia are two feral kitties who are living in foster care for socialization. These two are besties and their foster mom has made a kitty oasis to allow them to be comfortable, while still working to socialize them. Tommy and Miragia live in the same home as Pouncer! The favorite food of these two are the Fancy Feast Creamy Delights Salmon and Tiki Cat Seafood.