Vicki

Estimated Age: 12 years
I Look Like: Domestic Shorthair
Color: Grey
Gender: Female
Size: 6.6 pounds
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My name is Vicki!
Do you seek affection? I do! If you also like petting, purrs, and paws kneading your lap, I think we might have a LOT in common. I'm looking for "someone who enjoys quiet times and togetherness." Could that someone be you?

From: Elko Animal Shelter
Exercise: Low Energy
Dogs: Unknown to the SPCA. I would prefer calm, polite dogs.
Children: Unknown to the SPCA. Ask an adoption counselor about slow introductions.
Cats: I need to be the only cat in the house.

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Cat Care Basics

Please be patient while your cat adjusts to you and its new home. Please take your new cat directly home and try to keep it a calm environment while s/he investigates and acclimates. The transition may be somewhat stressful on your cat, and it’s best not to take it to a friend’s house, pet store, or other place. A pet who displays a happy, playful attitude at the Adoption Center may act wary and fearful in a new environment. It’s also important to realize that the stress of a new environment may cause a mild “cold” because immune systems are very sensitive to stress. Please follow our Adoption Counselor’s advice during your adoption process!

Consider getting pet insurance

In your adoption packet, there is information about signing up for a free trial for pet insurance. Please take advantage of this offer! It can help you save your cat’s life in the event of an unexpected accident. Additionally, you can research additional pet insurance options.

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If you’ve viewed our Pet Behavioral Support page and still have questions, contact our Pet Help Line: (775) 324-7773, 200

Visit a Local Vet

Please take your cat to a veterinarian within two weeks of adoption to create a trusted relationship for emergencies, annual checkups, vaccinations, and on-going care. You’ll also want to get it used to a carrier to make future vet visits less scary.

Vaccinate your cat

Your new cat leaves our Adoption Center up to date on vaccinations, but you’ll need to continue its vaccinations.

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Cat Behavior

Watch for cues about how your cat is feeling. If your cat seems timid, move slowly and let your cat come to you. If your cat is full of energy and ready to play, get out the toys right away (laser pointers and wand toys are great!) But, please be cautious. Cats can be both scared and full of energy. Modify your actions to make your new cat feel welcome. The care you take with your own behavior in early days will pay off in the future as your cat learns that you are someone to trust and love.

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