There MUST be a way to get Traci Mae into a loving forever home.
Those of you who read this blog know about Traci Mae. She is now eight years old and has spent her life in shelters. She needs to be in a home of her very own. She needs to live the rest of her life with a human who will shower her with attention. She has minor health issues that could be better managed if she didn’t live in a shelter.
Here is what I wrote about her a year and a half ago:
Traci Mae has certainly done enough time in a shelter. My heart breaks for her EVERY day. When I met Traci Mae she had already spent time at the shelter where my daughters work. She was so unhappy there that I brought her here so her life might be better while she waited for a home. She was considered virtually unadoptable at the shelter. In fact, you might remember that someone who went through looking at the cats there called Traci Mae “ugly.” In addition to being sad at the shelter, her eyes continuously ran. She’d been to the vet but her eyes continued to run. I wondered if maybe stress had something to do with it. I hoped moving Traci Mae from a small enclosure (where she was at the time in the shelter) to the roominess of the cathouse here would make her happier and healthier. The decision was made to make her a permanent foster here and to advertise her on Petfinder as a Winnie's Wisher.
Her eyes did actually get better for a while. But now they run again – more days than not. She has received veterinary care for those eyes and they only clear up for short periods of time. I put her on Viralys for an extended period, but there was only mild improvement. I do still wonder if this condition is exacerbated by stress. It’s also possible she has a food allergy – something that I can’t treat here.
What is so sad about her existence is that when I start petting her, she purrs and purrs and purrs. I SO wish she could have a home with a person who would shower her with attention. This gal needs a real home with a loving human. She needs to be chosen soon so she can start living The Good Life.
My daughters work at the shelter where Traci Mae used to be. We’ve made the decision to run sweet Traci Mae on the shelter’s Facebook page. We thought bringing Traci Mae here to Winnie’s Wish would be in her best interest, and it has been a more personal experience than she would have had in a bigger shelter like Project Hope. But Winnie’s Wish is a very small, private cat shelter. She just hasn’t gotten the exposure she needs to find the perfect person for her. We don’t care if Traci Mae gets adopted through Project Hope or through Winnie’s Wish; we just want her to end up with a loving human of her own. I KNOW there is a perfect home out there for sweet, sweet Traci Mae. She would be fine in a home with another cat or two as long as those cats were the laid-back type. She is easily bullied. The most important thing is for her to get what she can’t get here - the special care and human attention she craves AND DESERVES. She is eight years old. Surely she won’t spend the rest of her life in a shelter.
Cross your fingers, everybody, that Traci Mae will find her perfect forever home.