Animals

Homes Sought for Two Cats Needing Extra TLC

Animal Services staff with two cats.

If you have an extra big heart, Animal Services has two cats that need not just homes but some added attention.

Katy Perry may have left San Diego after KAABOO but Katty Purry is still here and she’s available for adoption.

Katty came in as a stray last August from Fallbrook. The cat’s left leg is shortened and deformed at the elbow while her right leg extends past the elbow and ends in an irregular shaped paw.

“Due to this cat’s condition and the fact it was already spayed, this cat obviously belonged to someone,” Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa said. “However, no owner came forward, so the cat is now available for adoption.”

Katty Purry is a very friendly and social cat, and she loves attention. She walks just fine and can jump high but she has problems jumping down from any height. At the shelter in Carlsbad, she has a stool to help her down. Her new home would need steps or ramps for her safety, and she would need to be kept indoors.

Anyone interested in adopting Katty Purry can fill out the Special Adoption Application and submit it in person, fax, or email by 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. Animal care staff will evaluate the applications,  notify the top candidates to schedule a meet and greet with Katty Purry, and then staff will select a new home for Katty.

The County’s shelter in Bonita also has a cat that needs special care. This kitty was adopted out in October 2016, and at the time he tipped the scales at a hefty 16 ½ pounds. The average cat weighs about 9 or 10 pounds. So imagine the department’s surprise when the cat came back in early September at a whopping 24 ½ pounds.

The cat, named Jett, was surrendered to the shelter after his owner moved into a nursing facility and could not take him. While Jett was obviously well cared for, and perhaps too well cared for, the department is looking for a new family that can help Jett slim down.

“Jett, or Jumbo Jett as he is also called, is a sweetheart of a cat that will waddle his way into your heart,” DeSousa said.

Jett is on a strict diet and during the day, he gets the run of the administration office so he can get in his steps.

Anyone interested in adopting Jett can visit him at the shelter on Sweetwater Road. Veterinary staff will need to speak with potential adopters to ensure they can provide the proper diet for Jett.

Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact