Meet Sapphire
Animal ID 48692921 
Species Cat 
Breed Domestic Longhair/Mix 
Gender Female 
Size Large 
Color White/Grey 
Declawed No 
Housetrained Yes 
Site Valley Humane Society 
Location Foster 
Intake Date 9/19/2021 
Sapphire was transferred to Valley Humane on 9/19 from Stockton Animal Services. She was surrendered to the public shelter after her owner passed away. Sapphire weighs 13 pounds.

Sapphire is a sweet and loving companion. She would be content to be pet all day. If you stop, she'll head butt you to remind you she wants her ears rubbed! She is an easy-going cat who appreciates routine. She loves to be brushed. Daily brushing is really bringing out her mink color. She has a low gravely purr and is very ladylike in her potty manners. Sapphire is regal and moody. She expects constant petting and will rub your leg if your hands are busy. She tolerates being pick up and prefers a place at your side, not your lap. She is a confident and content lady who quickly adjusts to new environments. She wants to be with people in whatever room you may be in.

This cat presented to VHS with evidence of previous ulcerations in her eyes. She has been treated with eye ointments and has responded well. There is no current evidence of active or painful corneal disease and no further treatment is recommended at this time. She has a very small black pinpoint lesion on her left cornea that should be monitored. For a precise diagnosis and prognosis, the adopting family may wish to pursue a consult with a veterinary ophthalmologist if the eye becomes painful (the cat is holding the eye closed, a change in the surface of the cornea is observed).

This cat also has a blocked nasolacrimal duct in both eyes. This duct or tube runs from the eye into the nose and allows excess tears to drain down out of the eye. Because the ducts in this cat's eyes are blocked, the excess tears spill out onto the face. There is no simple treatment for this condition and it is of little medical concern. The adopting family is advised to gently wipe away the tears from the face daily if needed to prevent a moist rash from developing on the skin.

This cat has a heart murmur of Grade 2 out of 6, where 1 is the quietest murmur and 6 is the loudest. There is no indication that this heart murmur is causing any clinical disease and no treatment is recommended at this time. The heart murmur should be monitored regularly by your veterinarian. If the heart murmur were to progress to clinical heart disease your cat could develop clinical signs including weight loss, coughing, exercise intolerance, and difficulty breathing. If these signs should occur, please consult your veterinarian.

This cat is currently being treated for an ear infection in both ears. She has received an ear cleaning and the application of a long acting ear medication in both ears. It is likely that this cat is prone to ear infections and may develop them intermittently throughout her lifetime, requiring treatment by a veterinarian. As a consequence of these chronic ear infections, this cat has developed a condition in the ear canals called ceruminous gland cystomatosis in which the normal glands of the ear canal have become inflamed and fluid-filled - they appear like dark colored circular areas inside her ear pinna. These cysts are unlikely to disappear, however, control of the ear infections is likely to prevent their progression.

Valley Humane conducts adoptions by appointment only. If you would like to adopt Sapphire, please complete an Adoption Inquiry Form (copy and paste the following URL into your browser),

An adoption counselor will reach out via telephone to conduct an adoption interview. Once you have submitted your application, stand by to answer our call! Animals posted to the website are ready to go home and applicants are usually called the same day as the Inquiry Form is received. If approved, we will schedule an adoption appointment for you, your family and the animal at our facility in Pleasanton. Adoption appointments are typically scheduled within 24 hours of the phone interview; applicants should be ready to bring a new pet into their home. We do often receive multiple inquiries per animal; all applicants will be contacted by Valley Humane, if not by phone, than email.