Tootsie is a very quiet (does like a bit of a chat), gentle and shy cat. She is friendly but not keen on being picked up and is not yet a lap cat – avoids the sofa but strangely the minute her fosterers go to bed she is there between them all night. She is also not interested in playing – have tried a couple of times and she just looks at you quizzically and wonders off.
Dear Tootsie was taken to a local vet to be put to sleep because her owner had been admitted to a hospice for end of life care. The vet felt Tootsie was too well to be put to sleep so we were asked if we could help. Tootsie is an old girl – 16 years old. Our vet has given her a vaccination, wormed, fleaed and microchipped her. She also carried out a blood test which has shown that Tootsie is hyperthyroid. This will mean she will need to take daily tablets with her food, which she takes well in some liver paste, or have her thyroid removed.  ARC will continue to cover this at our vets in Twickenham.

Tootsie will be best suited to an quieter adult home. She is friendly and a nice nature. We would consider a spacious indoor only home as she does not seem fussed about outdoor access. Because she is a senior cat, ARC will cover Tootsie’s veterinary care providing she is seen at Twickenham Vets. The new owner will be responsible for Tootsie’s food and regular worming and flea treatment etc.