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Deaf cat looking for a deaf owner (SPCA Montreal) - Adopted - Yay!

marko
April 24th, 2009, 10:20 AM
Hi everyone,

I've never posted here before but I'm posting this on behalf of the Montreal SPCA because this is a very special cat with a special need. Here is the request that was sent to me by email. Many thanks everyone and please contact Louise Allard for any further information. Marko
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Hero is looking for a family,

The SPCA has a very special resident who is looking for a special family. His name is Hero, although we could call him Pavarotti. He is one year old. He was adopted twice and returned each time, then sent to a foster home and returned again. Hero is one of the most affectionate cats I have met in my life. He is mostly looking for human companionship and the word “independent” is not part of his vocabulary. He loves to be hugged and will ask for it. Sometimes, he refuses to be put down on the floor and hang on your neck (so cute).

But why is he returned then?

Hero is deaf – well we believe he hears a little but very little – and he doesn’t hear himself meowing out loud and at 2 a.m. which can become a problem.

So we came up with three scenarios to resolve his problem:


1. We believe Hero would be the ideal companion for a person with some hearing problems living alone and who would appreciate the companionship of a very affectionate cat all day long.

2. Vets believe that his need to meow could be improved by taken a medication prescribed for anxiety problems, Clavocalm, although Hero doesn’t suffer from any anxiety problem. There is no guarantee it would work. So in this scenario, we are looking for a volunteer family to do the experiment and give us a report of their observations. We would provide the medication.

3. Hero could live in a home where he would be kept in a isolated room during the night. That’s not the best scenario but conceivable.


Our little cuddling friend is full of unconditional love and deserves that we do everything within our power to find him a family. Hero gets alone very well with other cats and dogs and likes to play hike-and-seek.


This is a little video staring Hero
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9CzS_KtNfw


Louise Allard
Coordonnatrice des bénévoles/Volunteer Coodinator
SPCA
5215, rue Jean-Talon Ouest
Montréal, Qc
H4P 1X4
514.735.2711, poste 2243

14+kitties
April 24th, 2009, 10:53 AM
He is adorable! I pray they find his special home. He sure didn't look too happy to being held onto in that video. The tail was swishing a mile a minute!
Once again I am too far away to be of assistance. :sad:

Love4himies
April 24th, 2009, 11:42 AM
I hope this guy finds a perfert home soon. :pray:

Mat&Murph
April 24th, 2009, 01:23 PM
Awww the poor guy!!! Hope someone gives him a forever home!!!

rainbow
April 24th, 2009, 01:36 PM
What a handsome boy. :lovestruck:

I hope he finds his "special needs" forever home soon. :fingerscr :goodvibes:

sluedee
April 28th, 2009, 10:20 PM
My husband and I are Deaf - we want to adopt two cats - we are not sure what kind until I decided to check if there are any Deaf cats for adoption

I came across Hero and we would like to adopt him - whom should I contact to discuss the adoption further?

I am new to this and I am still figuring out how this website works

Chris21711
April 29th, 2009, 09:52 AM
My husband and I are Deaf - we want to adopt two cats - we are not sure what kind until I decided to check if there are any Deaf cats for adoption

I came across Hero and we would like to adopt him - whom should I contact to discuss the adoption further?

I am new to this and I am still figuring out how this website works

If you look at the very first posting at the beginning of this thread you will see the contact information for the organization that is caring for this kitty.

krdahmer
April 29th, 2009, 10:00 AM
I would suggest you send a private message to Marko and see if you can get an email address for the montreal spca.... as I'm not sure their phones would be equiped with TTY. (and really who uses snail mail anyhow... :o)

sluedee
April 29th, 2009, 01:10 PM
thanks for reminding me to look at the original message about Hero

I just tried to call and the answering machine was on - it asked if I wanted English and to press 9

the operator did - but the machine continued in French

I'll try to contact Marko directly and try to get an email address

thanks

BenMax
April 29th, 2009, 01:55 PM
thanks for reminding me to look at the original message about Hero

I just tried to call and the answering machine was on - it asked if I wanted English and to press 9

the operator did - but the machine continued in French

I'll try to contact Marko directly and try to get an email address

thanks

I will send you a message on what to do. Look at your profile and you will see it. If you still cannot get an answer - please let me know and I will help you.

rainbow
April 29th, 2009, 01:59 PM
sluedee, her email address is about halfway down this page ....

http://www.spcamontreal.com/joindre.php?lg=en


Good luck and please keep us updated. :fingerscr :goodvibes:

Also thank you for opening up your heart to a special needs kitty. :grouphug:

BenMax
April 29th, 2009, 02:26 PM
Thanks Rainbow. Also, please look at your messages as I am giving you the direct e-mail address to those that are seeking a forever home for this cat.

Please let me know if this works.

rainbow
April 29th, 2009, 02:48 PM
Thanks Rainbow. Also, please look at your messages as I am giving you the direct e-mail address to those that are seeking a forever home for this cat.

Please let me know if this works.

I haven't received a messsage or a pm. :shrug:

BenMax
April 29th, 2009, 03:39 PM
I haven't received a messsage or a pm. :shrug:

Oh sorry Rainbow - I put that message on her message board. It's all good. Sorry for the confusion.

Rottielover
April 30th, 2009, 06:42 AM
I met him upstairs what a cutie pie

marko
May 1st, 2009, 12:09 PM
Seems Hero is already being fostered :highfive: and sluedee gets the next crack if it doesn't work out. Thanks everyone!

marko
May 28th, 2009, 12:10 AM
Just got this message from Louise by email.:highfive: Thx - Marko

Remember, the message I sent weeks ago regarding Hero, the deaf cat, who was looking for a special place? Well it is my pleasure to announce that Hero has been living with his new owner for three weeks now and they are both very happy. Please find an attached picture
Hero has been renamed Tango.
Thanks to all of you who passed the word around.
Louise Allard

Mat&Murph
May 28th, 2009, 09:02 AM
Great News!!!!! Tango looks very happy!!!! Thx fro the update Marko

Tundra_Queen
May 30th, 2009, 12:05 AM
YEAH!! *doing the happy dance* I love happy endings!! Tango is beautiful!!

Debbie