My name is Isabelle, I'm currently fostering a 6 month old kitten, her name is Anela (that means angel in hawaiian) who happens to be blind and suffers from seizures. I know, I got myself into lots of fun
I didn't know she was blind when I picked her up at the shelter where she would have been euthanized as she was considered under-aged (she was not weighing 2 pounds and they don't keep those under 2 pounds). We noticed that she was blind right away when we got home with her. The seizures starting happening a month later, when she was about 3 month old.
She has been seen by 2 neurologists, several vets, is now on medication, phenobarbital, an anti-convulsant to control the seizures.
I have tried to find a home for her, but with no result so far.
She is a super sweet girl, and has an amazing spirit.
At that point I have the feeling we are going to have to keep her, the inquiries I got for her were either people that would not have been the right home, or a potentially perfect home who after sleeping on it decided not to adopt the little girl.
We have 4 cats of our own, and 4 fosters right now (not including Anela).
It is a lot, especially since Anela requires a lot of attention and some daily care.
She takes her meds twice a day, and she needs someone who is home a lot.
Like I said, at that point we are ready to keep her if needed. We are totally commited to our cats and fosters, and there is no way we would take her back to the shelter to have her euthanized, that would be only for our owm comfort and to make our life easy. She is a happy and healthy kitty and deserves to live a happy long life, loved by people.
I was hoping to be able to find someone who would be willing to help us care for her when we are going away. I cannot have my regular pet-sitter care for her, she comes twice a day, am and pm, and that would not be enough for a cat like Anela, if she had a seizure, I would want her to be in a home where there are people there at night at least.
Anela lives in the Santa Cruz area on the Central Coast in California.
Let me know if you have some ideas, tips, or advice on how to help me with her. I would really appreciate it.