Jesse: Desperate For A Loving Family ASAP!

Please help Jesse: click to see a video of him playing!

Update: Jesse has a caring TCR foster home, but is desperate for a forever home.  Please adopt this sweet boy.

Do you remember Jesse? This sweet boy was our featured cat in 2010, and we were thrilled when he finally got a home last Spring. Sadly Jesse is now being returned for a third time to TCR and he is in desperate need of an adoptive family.  Please share Jesse’s story with all potential adopters/foster families that you know.

Jesse has been through a lot in his short life and the stress has gotten the better of him. Someone declawed him at some point in his life, and then dumped him at a shelter. Since then he has been bounced around from home to home and this has only made his stress and anxiety worse. What Jesse needs is a secure home to feel stable in but his current family leaves him alone for long periods of time – sometimes over weekends. When Jesse feels anxious he urinates outside of the litter box. This behaviour actually started back when Jesse was diagnosed with kidney disease. Although his disease is under control, the behaviour has continued. We believe that in a home where he can be given a tonne of attention and TLC, this behaviour will improve. He may never be “perfect” though, and so he needs a very patient, loving family.

Jesse’s health is in a good state but he should remain on a low-protein veterinary diet for the rest of his life. He is also on an affordable pill called Fortekor, which helps prevent further kidney or heart problems (he has a very minor heart mumour). TCR would also like to try him on anxiety meds and bach flower remedies, in his new home, in the hopes that this will alleviate some of the stress that we believe leads him to urinate inappropriately.

An ideal home for Jesse would be someone who is home for most of the day and who can give him a lot of love and attention. He absolutely loves to be loved and is very sweet. He should not go to a home with young children, or with multiple animals. One or two quiet companion cats would be okay for Jesse, but generally he needs a home where all attention is on him and where he can feel like king of the castle. He has been neutered, vaccinated, declawed and was born April 2005.

Please, please help us find Jessie an adoptive family!

To Adopt: Because we understand it takes an extra special family to adopt Jesse, a donation of your choice is appreciated in lieu of our standard adoption fee.  To adopt, call us 416-538-8592, press #1 / email us: / fill in our adoption online form on our Adopt A Cat page.

15 Comments on “Jesse: Desperate For A Loving Family ASAP!

  1. My cat that I fostered did the same thing, peed outside of his box. He had been starved, contracted FIV and dumped. He went from foster home to foster home which left him stressed and a bit aloof. Along with the stress I found out that he had an ongoing bladder infection that didn’t help the problem. Not being able to feel settled and have a home where he can know he is not going to be thrown away is very hard on a cat and I am sure this boy feels that way too. For my foster I decided that he will never be sent away and shuffled from home to home again and has become a permanent member of my family, and though he is not perfect he is now about 95% of the time using his box and improving. I also toilet trained him (very easy to do) and he loves it and would rather use it then the litter box.

    If someone gives this boy a chance they will not regret it, I haven’t and my boy is in his usual place sitting with me at the computer.. Kim, your Prozac idea may be good for him too. If he starts to feel settled and secure he will start to change. Soiling outside the litter box is always for a reason and once you find that things really improve.

  2. Awww… I wish I could take him. But we already have one cat, and are also planning to have a baby. It wouldn’t be fair to him to be in a house where he’s not getting the full attention. =(

    I wish him all the best!

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