Sylvia is an excellent example of the Tabby’s Place mission. We specialize in cats that are more difficult to adopt, and that describes Sylvia to a “T”. Born sometime in 2002, most likely, Sylvia is an all-black female of medium size. She’s extremely frightened of people, but she also has severe HOCM (hyperobstructive cardiomyopathy), a form of heart disease. Sylvia has had one thromboembolic episode (translation: she threw a blood clot), where her hind legs were unresponsive and cold. Amazingly, she has recovered beautifully from that; you’d never know she had had any trouble of the kind (thromboembolic episodes are usually fatal in cats). However, her current prognosis is uncertain.
Sylvia is on medication to help prevent plaque build-up in her arteries, and she’ll almost certainly have to remain on this medication for the rest of her life.
We don’t know if Sylvia will be adopted. Of course, we’re hoping to find someone who will take her home. But if that doesn’t happen, at least she will be comfortable and receive first-class care for as long as she’s with us.