Colleen is a chunky girl who enjoys her food thoroughly. She has both brown and grey tabby markings on her coat, which is otherwise white. She has the cutest tail—it’s dark tabby colored, with a bit of white just at the very tip—and her eyes are a pretty paler green. Colleen is an even-tempered girl, who doesn’t seem to be fazed by very much. She likes people (and can be vocal around them), and we know she’s lived with other cats before and isn’t bothered by them. Our best guess is that she was born sometime in 2006.
Unusually for a cat, Colleen has had seizures. We consulted a neurologist in this matter, and the neurologist does not believe that the seizures were the result of a brain tumor. Rather, Colleen has epilepsy. She is on anti-seizure medication and will have to remain on that for the rest of her life, but at present her epilepsy is very well-controlled by this medication. She’s also in the early stages of kidney disease, but she’s not yet to the point where she requires medication for it. Additionally, she has a little scarring on one eye. We don’t know what this is from, but it doesn’t affect her vision and does not need any treatment. Colleen also has a history of diabetes, because of this she is on a special diet, but she requires no insulin.
We know that most shelters wouldn’t have been able to keep Colleen, but we’re happy that we were able to find room for her, as she’s such a sweet little girl. Is there room in your heart for a Special Needs feline? If you think the answer is “no”, our Colleen might surprise you…
Update: Colleen is on a few medications for her facial neuritis. She also receives fluids for her kidneys.