Laurel is a special girl with special needs. Her exact age is unknown but we are guesstimating her birthday to be July 2013. She needs a patient owner who will work with her and understand how she communicates. You see...she is deaf and partially blind.
She has a beautiful, soft coat and looks like a kitten (and always will). Although she is very playful and sweet, she would be best in an adult, cat savvy home (without young kids). She can get a little rough with her love bites and will let you know when she's done with petting. She may be able to hear vibrations. If she hears a loud whistle, she will run away from the sound and look out the window. She will not respond when you call her name or talk to her (this is why the vet thinks she hears certain noises). She likes to sleep in bed with her humans and will greet you when you walk in the room and can get along with some cats (depends on the personality of the others).
We took her to Animal Vision Center for tests with a specialist who diagnosed her with Glaucoma.
Although her eyes are cloudy and the vet says her glaucoma will probably worsen with age, she seems to be able to see. She can see and play with her toys and can see her kibble. The cloudiness in her eyes is from Corneal Edema. This may or may not be related to her glaucoma.
We know the perfect home for Laurel is out there. She deserves the very best. If you think you can offer her the BEST life, please fill out our online application at www.Lapcats.org so we can set up a meet and greet.
Snowball, who has been with me for a year after his owner died and he was left at the shelter, went home on trial today with a WONDERFUL girl. She brought her mom and her sister with her to the house and fell in love over and over again. Her first instinct off the website was Snowball so in the end, she went with her gut (although she wanted Morris too). Paws crossed it's a match!