Hair Length: Long
My name is Emily, and I’ve weathered some tough times on my journey! I was originally an owner turn-in to Cobb County Animal Services with my feline companion, Zooey, last Spring. We were both in bad shape, but my condition was much worse. When the HSCC pulled us and brought us to their no-kill shelter, I was in such dire straits that they shared my story along with a plea for help to aid in my recovery! You can read my full intake story at https://humanecobb.com/2019/04/15/emilys-story. The short version is that I was emaciated, covered with bald patches, and suffering from multiple severe injuries, including three fractured ribs, six ribs detached from my spine, and numerous old injuries that had healed over.
Fast-forward one year to the present day, and I’m in a MUCH happier state! My road to recovery was long — for a while, Zooey stayed by my side as I recuperated, and she helped me through the worst of it. A time came when it was in both of our best interests for Zooey to transition to a free-roam cat room here, while I continued to focus on healing. After much TLC from staff and volunteers, I’m out of the woods and healthy, so I’ve now joined the same free-roam cat room and reunited with Zooey! We’re currently getting reacquainted with each other, and if that continues to go well, we’ll be looking for a forever home together as a bonded pair.
I’m an older girl, and despite my painful past, I love people and have the potential to be a major lap cat! I enjoy being held, and I soak up human attention. I also enjoy being brushed, which my long fur requires on a regular basis. I’m a big fan of food and eating, so I’ll need a caring human to keep an eye on my weight. I’ve made a full recovery from my prior injuries, but I do have some lingering eye issues. I have teary eyes, which can cause staining of my beautiful white fur, but regular administration of artificial tears keeps it at bay. I also have wide pupil dilation at times, but my eye specialist has determined that my vision is fine.
I’d do best in a quiet home, and I’d certainly enjoy sunny windows for basking! I’d probably be okay with a mellow dog and/or gentle children, and if my reunion with Zooey continues to go well, the two of us will need to be adopted together.
If you think I would be a good fit for your home, please call 770-428-LOST (5678) to set up an appointment to come meet me! I have been spayed and microchipped and am up to date on all my vaccinations.