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Meet Spirit
Animal ID 2000051605 
Species Cat 
Breed Domestic Shorthair/Mix 
Age 3 years 9 months 18 days 
Gender Female 
Size Small 
Color Brown/White 
Spayed/Neutered  
Declawed No 
Housetrained Yes 
Intake Date 10/25/2023 
ARN CCL-23-204 
Stage Available
***IN FOSTER***

"I got cats in my head and they won't go. Spirit's in my head and she won't go!"

Spirit doesn't need to dream about happier days because she has almost everything she needs in her foster home! We say almost, because what she's missing is a sense of permanence. If only she could find her forever home to make her life complete!

Spirit arrived into our care from another shelter, and doesn't appear to have had many experiences with people in her past life. She enjoys spending most of her day cuddled up in her cat bed or out exploring her foster home. However, she's still not confident with people and will keep her distance or retreat to safety if she sees people moving towards her. She's begun to accept pets with a back-scratcher, however, she seems to prefer when people just appreciate her beauty from afar.

Spirit is a skittish cat who has had minimal experience with humans. With the help of a foster family, she is on a journey to adapt to a new environment and become more comfortable around people. Potential adopters should be prepared to commit the time, effort, and patience required to build Spirit's confidence and trust. It should be noted that while some skittish cats might remain reserved, others may express their trust and affection in a variety of ways. A skittish cat will benefit from a calm, quiet environment, preferably without small children. If needed, EHS will offer post-adoption support to assist Spirit with a successful transition to her forever home. Right now, Spirit spends most of her time curled up in a covered cat bed, but perhaps the right adopter will be able to coax her out of her shell so she can show off her true spirit!

Spirit would like you to know that she has a regressive FeLV infection, and should therefore be the only pet in the house. FeLV poses no risk to humans or other species of animals; however, cats with FeLV have a suppressed immune system and have a greater likelihood of contracting secondary illnesses. Sharing a home with another animal risks exposing Spirit to illness through that animal, as well as possibly contributing to a more stressful living environment. Some cats that have FeLV conquer the virus and recover, while others may have a significantly shortened life expectancy. So, how do you best manage the virus? By keeping Spirit indoors in a stress-free, calm home, with good nutrition and twice-yearly Vet check ups. Currently, Spirit is healthy and does not require any medication. She is looking for someone to take a chance on her and understand that, whether she lives 2 years or 20, Spirit has a lot of love to give and deserves a forever home just like any other cat.

Are you in the giving spirit? Spirit's looking for a quiet home where she can take her time to come out of her shell, build her trust, and finally let her true nature shine through!
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The adoption fee for a single cat at EHS is $175. Take home an adult feline friend for your kitty and the adoption fee for the pair is $300! For kittens under six months of age, the adoption fee is $200...Or double your cuteness quotient and adopt two wee furballs for $350! If you mix and match (kitten plus cat), the adoption fee is $300. Each of our cats is spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccines, snap tested for FIV/FeLV, dewormed, and flea treated prior to adoption. Kittens are not spayed or neutered until 5 months of age, but the cost of spay/neuter will be covered as part of the adoption.
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Interested in adopting Spirit? It's easy! Just click "Adopt a Cat" on the EHS website (etobicokehumanesociety.com) and fill out our "Cat Adoption Form." An EHS representative will be pleased to help.