***Adopted!*** Hazel

***Adopted!*** Hazel

Hazel is one of the sweetest, most cuddly kitties you will ever meet. Add to that her magnificently soft and luxurious coat and soft little purrs, and it’s hard to stop petting her!

Hazel, taken April 9, 2019, after her fur grew back in.

Hazel will follow you around all over the place. She just loves to be with people! Pet her, hold her, sit with her in your lap… it’s all good with Hazel so long as she’s getting attention. She is one of the most social and friendly cats we have had yet at the shelter.

Hazel investigating a treat. Taken April 9, 2019.

Hazel has proven to get along quite well with other cats, as she currently lives in a community room with about 10 other at any given time. She gets along fine with dogs that aren’t in her face. She mostly just ignored the little terrier mix that she was introduced to.

Female/spayed, Domestic longhair, patched tabby. Born appx 2010.

Hazel is spayed and up to date on her vaccines. She has tested negative for feline leukemia, been wormed, treated topically with a flea/ear mite preventative, given a medicated/antifungal bath, and has had a negative fecal float to check for internal parasites.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in during open hours, no appointment necessary, M-F 3-7 and Sat 11-1. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to stop in and play with the critters.

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Hazel had a bit of a journey to become the healthy, lovely lady that she is today! Scroll to the bottom for her whole story…

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Update March 16, 2019.  Hazel is looking better than ever and still waiting to give all her  affection to a family of her own.

Hazel after her fur has grown in more, taken March 16, 2019.

Look at how much her fur has filled out with some good nutrition and tlc! She has become simply stunning. Her looks have finally caught up with her personality. The sweetness of this cat cannot be overstated. She is so splendidly loving!

While she is missing some of her teeth, she doesn’t have any trouble eating regular kibble. You wouldn’t guess she had anything less than a full mouth of teeth for how well she consumes dry kibble. Her lovely coat attests to that!

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Update Feb. 2, 2019. Hazel is ready for a home!

Hazel, taken Feb. 2, 2019.

This is one of the sweetest, cuddliest cats you will ever meet! She arrived at the shelter in rather rough shape; she had a huge abscess on her neck, terrible ear mites that also caused a rather bad ear infection, and several rotten teeth that needed removing. All of this has been fixed up and healed, and she is now queen of the front room, greeting our guests as they arrive. Despite her being a little older cat, she will drop her regalness to play from time to time. She has very quickly become a staff and volunteer favorite.

Note: The vet says she appears to have a condition called reabsorptive syndrome, which causes her body to attack her own teeth. There is a chance she will need more pulled in the future. But for now, she doing well and eats her kibble without issue.

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Dec. 18, 2018: Hazel arrives at the shelter in rough shape.

Hazel on arrival, Taken Dec. 18, 2018.

This poor kitty show the marks of a rough life! Her coat is thin and ratty. She has a huge abscess on the side of her neck (about as big around as a quarter.) The abscess blew overnight, and the site was subsequently shaved and cleaned, and she was put on antibiotics to clear up the infection. She also has really bad ear mites. It appears she has had them for a long time, since they caused a nasty ear infection. On top of all this, she has such a huge worm belly that she almost looks pregnant, though an examination showed that indeed she was not pregnant. She had to be wormed a few extra times to clear our her system. This poor gal was found just in time. She probably wouldn’t have made it much longer on her own on the streets.

Despite all that’s wrong with her, she has a spectacular attitude. She just wants love! This cat is unbelievably sweet, despite the discomfort she must be in from her various ailments.

Where Hazel’s abscess blew. The fur around the wound was shaved. Taken Dec. 18, 2018.
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2 responses to “***Adopted!*** Hazel

  1. Hazel was a stray. It is not uncommon for stray outdoor cats to have their teeth reabsorb. There is a theory that an excess of Vitamin D can cause this, hence the reason it is seen more in stray outdoor cats. There is a good chance that her teeth will be like any other cats as she ages.

    I took Hazel home for a month and had to return her cause I developed an allergy to cats. It broke my heart because Hazel is one of the sweetest cats I have ever met. She loves nothing more than to curl up on your chest and likes to be near her human. She has the most amazing purr which is awesome to fall asleep too.

    She has no litterbox issues and didn’t attempt to destroy anything in my home. She loved her scratching post. She was literally a perfect house guest. She is not hyper like a kitten, she loves to sleep but thoroughly enjoyed playing too. She loved her toy mice, batting a ball around, hiding in boxes and her tunnel and chasing the d’bird toy. My granddaughters adored her and she was very gentle with them.

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