BREED: DSH (Bobtail)
BIRTHDAY: May 2020
ADOPTION FEE: $75
Rhett came to us as a tiny kitten in the summer of 2020. Although we typically take in only seniors, Rhett and his friend Link were in danger in a shelter we were pulling a dog from, so we offered to take these two special needs boys into our rescue as well. Rhett had a minor rectal prolapse (still an occasional issue but an easy fix) and was later found to have an enlarged heart. However, this didn't stop his new family from taking him home, along with his friends Link and Squeaks!
These three boys were very loved and spoiled, and grew up with a mom and dad who took great care of them. Unfortunately when their human brother came along, Rhett, Link, and Squeaks had to go: new baby is allergic to cats. We as usual were full of cats at our little rescue, but the now-grown trio had no other options, and are currently sharing a small room here until they can find their REAL forever home. We of course would love to see them adopted together, but the most bonded of the group are Rhett and Squeaks. Rhett is a shy fellow who is loving, gentle, and sweet, and warms up once he gets adjusted to new surroundings. His medical issues may affect his lifespan but currently cause him no issues, although his new family will need to be comfortable learning about/taking care of his prolapse when it reoccurs. Rhett has lived with a small dog and is fine with friendly children. He just needs a home and a family of his own where he can feel safe again.
From his former family:
Rhett is our special little orange guy, he prefers to lounge around unless there is a dangling cat wand around. He had pneumonia as a little kitten and an enlarged heart (the rescue has his x-rays), the vet has said that he is doing fine and that all you need to do for this is make sure he does not overexert himself (but he sets his own pace, so no worries). He also has a protruding anus and sometimes needs a little cream and wet wipes, but not often. He is the softest cat you've ever touched and his purrs can be felt throughout your entire body, one look at this special man and you are sure to fall in love. He is neutered, microchipped, and fully vaccinated. ** Just a note, Rhett has been marking his territory on soft plushy things if we leave them on the ground, and on the ground next to his litter box. This is new behavior and may be caused by the new baby and us having to house him in the basement until he goes back to the rescue.