The Goathouse Refuge is a 501(c)3 non-profit no-kill animal sanctuary dedicated to providing care and finding homes for hundreds of homeless cats. We are located in Pittsboro, NC, and are open daily from 12 - 3:30.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Community Listing: Boone

NOTE: This cat is in need from the community. This is listed as a courtesy, and the animal does not live at the Refuge. The Goathouse Refuge is not responsible for any problems with the animals or with the adoption process. Please contact the owner directly for more information.

Boone is a 5.5 year old Gray DSH tabby cat who needs a new home. Boone weighs 15 and is Indoor only. This cat is located in Chapel Hill, NC 27517 (Chatham Co.).

Boone is an incredibly loving, cuddly, and well-behaved 5.5 year-old male domestic short-hair tabby. He's a shy little guy at first but rewards your patience with loyalty and a low-rumbling purr when he warms up to you. He quickly learns your schedule and is always one step ahead when he knows where you're going in your home. Being petted early in the morning and in the evening are his favorite times! Otherwise, he's perfectly happy to sit in the window-sill and watch the outside world on bright sunny days.

Although he's litter-box trained, we've had problems with him urinating in the house. We strongly suspect that this is associated with a feud between he and his sibling and that a loving one-cat home will provide the environment he's best suited for.
Boone is good with Cats: Yes, Dogs: Unknown, Kids: Yes

Contact Mark S. at, 919-608-6242.

Are you the owner: Yes
Reason for surrender: While Boone is litter-box trained, for the last 2 years, we've regularly had problems with him urinating in our house. Our veterinarian found that this is caused by struvite crystals in his urine, which presumably brought about bad associations with the litter boxes.

We've tried all known remedies - type litter, number of boxes, location of boxes, type of food(s), anxiety medication, and home remedies (including one previously provided by Siglinda) - none of which have solved the problem.

Given that this problem began soon after his only fight with our other cat (his sibling), we suspect that Boone developed anxiety associated with being around his sister and that separating the two may resolve his urination issue. He's shy at first, but once he warms up to you, he's an incredibly loving, cuddly, and well behaved cat.

How did you acquire: Adopted at 13-weeks old from Orange Co. Shelter
How long owned: 5.5 years
Fixed? Yes
UTD on rabies? Yes
Declawed? No
Medical conditions? N/A
Illness: Struvite crystals

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