Gender Female
Breed DSH
Color Black
Markings Solid
Personality Feisty
How I Feel About Children Familiar
How I Feel About Dogs Unknown
How I Feel About Cats Familiar
Age 9 years

Psi

Psi is a tiny, all-black female. Unusually, we know her birthdate; she was born on April 17, 2013. This young lady is one of our Special Needs crew. Psi, you see, has spina bifida, a birth defect in which the bones of the spine (vertebrae) do not form properly around the spinal cord. She is partially, but not completely, paralyzed in her hind legs. She has chronic diarrhea and requires a special diet, and that requirement will continue for at least the foreseeable future. Psi also has chronic inflammation of her anal region, due to the diarrhea and her incontinence; we are trying to get this under control and are starting her on a new medication for it. It is possible that she has a bone spur on one hind foot that is causing her some discomfort, as well.

Psi was a bottle baby, and bottle babies are notorious for being a bit bratty as adults. But in Psi’s case, we think she’s afraid and in some discomfort at present. One of our staff was fostering Psi for a few weeks, and it took Psi about 2-1/2 weeks to warm up to the staffer—but once she did, she was very cuddly and sweet.

The long-term prognosis for this little girl is uncertain. In addition to everything else, she will likely be prone to urinary tract infections. Obviously, Psi’s multiple medical issues mean that she isn’t suited to everyone. But she really is the cutest little thing, with enormous green eyes. And we know that there are some cat-lovers out there who don’t let medical issues stand in the way of their providing homes and love for felines. If you’re one of these truly special people, come in to meet this equally special cat.