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Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (medium coat)

Details about Gertie

  • ID C220337
  • Adoption Fee: $25
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (medium coat)
  • Gender: Female
  • Coat Length: Medium
  • Current Weight: 7.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 5/9/2021
  • Yard Required: No
  • Declawed: No
  • Has Ongoing Medical Needs

Gertie's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Kids: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Good for Apartment Living: Yes
  • Needs Companion Animal in Adoptive Home: Yes

Gertie's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Likes to Vocalize: Some
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Playful, Affectionate, Even-tempered, Goofy, Plays with Toys

Gertie - Special Needs

Hi hi hi, I’m Gertie!  I came from a farm with too many cats, but I’m not your typical barn cat -  I am SUPER social, loving, and people-oriented. At the farm, I would linger on the front steps of the house a lot, waiting for humans to come out and give me lovin’s! I had big dreams of becoming someone’s special companion as an indoor kitty. Now I’m ready to make my dreams a reality!

I’m a humble girl and would never brag, but my foster mom will - she says I am a 10 out of 10! I’m great with people, other cats, and dogs! I like everyone I meet, I am super playful and fun to watch, and I LOVE other cats. I’m brave, bold, and funny! I love to play with toys, especially motion toys and wand toys, romp around, and get the zoomies!

Since I grew up on a farm with a big family of other cats, I’ll need a kitty companion in my new home. I’ve never lived without other kitties and I would be sad without one.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: After some veterinary work, it was determined that I have a chronic upper respiratory infection. At this time there is no further care needed, but my adopter should know I have flare- ups with a runny nose and sneezing.  My future adopter will need to follow up with their veterinarian if one of my flare-ups turns into a more severe upper respiratory infection requiring medication. I also likely have a condition called lymphedema (not to be confused with lymphoma) and my adopter should connect with their vet for best management of this. In addition, I shouldn't go to a home with other kitties because I might be contagious to them.

I know I sound like a little bit more of a responsibility than some kitties, but I am so 100% worth it, I promise! I can’t wait to meet my person and go to my forever home to start my life with them. Are you the right person to make my dreams come true?  Love, Gertie

Gertie is from Zimmerman. If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

To learn more about Ruff Start’s adoption process and the care our foster animals receive, please visit our How to Adopt page.

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