- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Species: Cat
- General Color: Tuxedo
- Color: Tuxedo
- Eye Color: Gold
- Ear Type: Erect
- Tail Type: Long
- Current Size: 8 Pounds
- Current Age: 1 Year 3 Months (born on 4/18/2020)
- Fence Required: No
- Declawed: No
- Housetrained: Yes
- Exercise Needs: Moderate
- Grooming Needs: Not Required
- Reaction to New People: Cautious
Our Rockers Rescue pets are currently in foster homes that help us save lives. When you choose to adopt from a rescue, you help open space for us to save another life in need. Thank you for considering adoption! We are located around Shreveport, Louisiana.
Taco: I'm a special needs kitty. I take medicine daily so I don't have seizures. Details below.
Male. Est birthday is April 18th, 2020. Litterbox trained. Child, cat, and dog friendly. Taco has been raised around a 9 year old as well as cats and dogs.
- Taco is laid back with spurts of energy. Every morning and evening he chases his tail around the cat tree for fun.
Taco was abandoned at a church when he was about 5 weeks old. Some children found him stumbling and seizing. He got to the ER vet and was made stable. As time would go on, we did lots of testing but nothing ever came back with information. He was having a seizure every 2-3 weeks back then as a little one. We ended up putting Taco on a seizure medicine, drops he gets twice a day, and they have helped keep his seizures away. The medicine costs about $13 a month through a regular pharmacy. He gets his liquid med once in the morning and once in the evening.
He is on the lowest dosage they can do right now, which is great!
As Taco grows and ages, his needed med dosage may fluctuate, theres just no telling. Taco's vet suggested his bloodwork be checked each year when he goes in for his yearly exams, to make sure his med level is fine. Unless of course, the adopter ever notices something different or wrong, then bring him in sooner. As of now, Taco is stable and doing great with his low seizure dosage!
Taco is young and rather laid back but also has energy spurts like any young kitty. His vet said his meds may make him a little more chill than a normal kitten his age. Each morning and evening he does enjoy getting on the cat tree and running around chasing his own tail! So cute. When you go to pet him he will purr and enjoy it! Its also a good idea to love on him after giving his medicine, so that he doesnt dread med time. He is around dogs and kitties and doesn't mind anyone. He eats any kitty food and uses any litter, really easy going. He enjoys lounging on the human bed and cat towers or anywhere with a ledge. When new people come in the home he does tend to act shy and dart away. He takes a bit of time to warm up to new people, but is friendly when petted by them. He just acts nervous until he feels safe when new people come.
What to expect? : His new owners could expect him to be shy with the new change of going into their home too. We suggest keeping him in a single room while he adapts and gets acquainted with everyone. Somewhere he can't hide out of reach in the beginning, that way you can still get to him for his daily meds while he's learning the new environment.
He would also love a kitty tree in his new home. That may would be a great idea in a new room for when he first comes to your home. When he warms up he will be a sweet boy that will brighten your home for sure. ----Our rescue reviews applications, emails and questions, then speaks on the phone, and even schedules a meet with the pet. So while this is a big commitment to adopt, we take our time with it and make sure all parties feel like its a great match. We also take our babies back if it does not work out. So know, our rescue is like family. We take our time with potential adoptions for all parties to feel good about it. We love our animals and want to make great family matches for them and for your family to feel just as happy and blessed.
If Taco ever did have another seizure, his owner would notice him get shaky, he'd lay on his side, and shake a bit and drool some. He will seem dazed. Our protocol with his previous seizures is to immediately give Karo syrup to him, by syringe or finger into his mouth/gums. That usually stops the seizure within seconds! Then, he needs to be given a canned food to eat once he's up and ready. He can eat however much he wants. If he still seems dazed after this, he should go to a vet. They may decide to do fluids or meds. We have only ever had that happen when he was a baby, before he started his meds. But, things happen, and we just want our adopter to be prepared for worst case scenario, and have a game plan. A Taco plan...if you will, haha.
REQUIREMENT: To continue giving Taco the best possible care and bring him to the vet as needed. Family must have previous vet history as this is a medical case. No younger children would be preferred but not necessary. Adopter must be able to give meds twice daily and pay attention to dose given. If you have a big heart to give to Taco, you will get his in return.
His Christmas pictures are his most current.
is to be an indoors kitty. <<< If you are after an indoors/outdoors or outdoors only kitty then this is not the right kitty for you. We can help find one to meet those needs though! Just ask. This particular one...not it. Indoors only. <3
*We also do not approve of declawing. We request that you research that. We have seen many cases where cats become irritable or stop using the litter box etc. and people try to surrender them to us.
* We are ran by volunteers and will try to review your application as quickly as possible. By choosing to adopt you help us open space up to save another life!
- Up to date on shots. Received all sets of kitten vaccines and now gets regular yearly vaccines/dewormed. Tested for FIV FeLV and negative. Neutered.
I am on kitty Revolution to prevent against mites, fleas, ticks. It lasts 1 month from the date given. Microchipped with free lifetime registry.
About Applying to Adopt:
This Kitty has a $40 adoption donation fee. Owner must have vet history with previous pets and understanding of Taco's case. We are a 501c3 non profit rescue that functions solely with volunteers and donations. TO APPLY, go to https://www.rockersrescue.org/info/adoption
Please include as much about yourself as possible. We appreciate any interest in our special boy. Some people applying like to send an email with pictures of their home/pets/ or family. If you wish to do that, email is firstname.lastname@example.org Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!