By Shaun Kelly, HSTC Volunteer
The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s mission is to provide compassionate care and nurture the bond between people and pets.
All domestic animals are accepted regardless of health, age, temperament or breed. Since its foundation in 1955, more than 100,000 animals have received care through the shelter’s programs and services.
This week I am sharing the story of Fluffy, an 8-year-old female Siamese rag doll cat that is deaf and blind. Surrendered to the shelter in terrible condition, Fluffy was severely underweight, had scabs and fleas all over her body, and very thinning hair. Staff immediately got to work to rid her of fleas, treat her skin and get her eating and on her way to a healthy weight.
Once stabilized, Fluffy as placed in foster care with shelter staffer, Tracy Steffen, until fully recovered and ready for spay surgery and adoption placement. Tracy, along with so many of her co-workers, considers her work to be so much more than just a job. She and other staff members never hesitate to step up and take on the tough cases to give these animals the second chance that they all deserve.
Tracy says that Fluffy is silky and beautiful now and ready for her new forever home. She remains a petite little gal and has yet to reach 6 lbs. Even though she is blind and deaf, she is curious and bold and likes other animals. She frequently grooms her best friend, Shrimp, a young female pit bull terrier who lives in her foster home.
If you or someone you know is interested in adopting this precious Siamese rag doll kitty, please call the main shelter at the number below to arrange a meet and greet with Fluffy.
The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast does not euthanize healthy, adoptable animals to create space or place any time limits on its adoptable animals. For more information, visit http://www.hstc1.org or call (772) 223-8822.