Patches was on the street and brought to animal control as a stray. She had mange (aka skin mites -- which was VERY easily treated). Her fur just has to grow back in, and we have to get her rabies updated. She was already fixed (eartipped).
The original photo you see is her "intake" at the county shelter. The globs on her ears are the result of the skin mites, and all that fur has now fallen out. Her neck and legs also had these clumps, and as of Sept 25 she has bald patches from her skin regenerating and the fur falling out.
When this fur grows back, she will be STUNNING. Her eyes are a lumionous golden color.. you can see that in the photo. You have to look past the lumpy fur.... She is a medium-hair and has the classic leonine nose of a Maine Coon, plus those cute little tufts of fur in the ears.
Right now we just have to wait....and we will post more photos as soon as she gets past the "plucked chicken" look..... :(
If you are interested in adopting, please go to www.pawsfla.com and click on the Adoption Policy menu, from there you will find the online application link.
Contact Mona at firstname.lastname@example.org
Video of Patches:
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