Martha

Gender Female
Breed DSH
Color Black
Markings Solid
Personality Friendly
How I Feel About Children Unknown
How I Feel About Dogs Familiar
How I Feel About Cats Familiar
Age 10 years

Martha

Martha’s story is a tale of survival. From her tipped ear, we know she was part of a feral colony at some point. She is FIV+. She was discovered in dire circumstances; she had probably been hit by a car, as she had a broken jaw and a hyperextended right front leg. She had surgery to reconstruct her jaw, and for a while we were in some doubt about whether she’d be able to keep that front leg. But Martha has recovered beautifully from all of it. She’s eating well on her own now, and she has regained full use of her leg (occasionally, she will limp briefly, but she walks, jumps, and uses her litter box with no issues).

Despite her past history, Martha is gentle and sweet. Our vet tech describes her as very well-mannered and very affectionate. It’s easy to tell that she’s lived in a house before, too (our vet tech fostered her at home for a short time, and it wasn’t long before Martha was sleeping with her nightly). Our vet tech has a blind Boston terrier, and Martha was OK with the dog as long as he stayed out of her face. Being blind, the dog couldn’t always manage this, but even when he didn’t, Martha would vocalize, but she was never aggressive with her. Martha and dog even shared our vet tech’s bed!

We estimate that Martha was born early in the spring of 2012. She’s a medium-size, all-black cat. We know many people won’t even look at black cats when they’re adopting, but that would be a real mistake here. If there’s room in your heart and home for one of our Special Needs felines, if you desire a loving companion, come in to meet this lovely girl!