Ember was transferred to Tree House in February 2009 from a traditional shelter. She was chosen in part for admission to Tree House because our behaviorist, Joan Levergood recognized immediately in Ember, intelligence and tenderness shining brightly through her serene green eyes. Ember was starved for human interaction, allowing Joan to carry her around like a baby as they finalized paper work for her transfer to Tree House.
Nobody was surprised that Ember was adopted one month after admission to Tree House in March of 2009. Ember charmed everyone with her intense owl-like stare and playful, friendly disposition. Sadly, this was not to be Ember’s happily ever after. Less than a year following her adoption Tree House was contacted by a veterinary clinic informing us that a concerned couple brought Ember in to their practice upon finding her abandoned by owner in an apartment for what they believe was three weeks with nothing to eat but a bowl of cereal left on the floor.
Ember required some medical care after her harrowing hours of isolation and hunger, but thankfully appeared no worse for the wear. The couple who rescued Ember extended themselves further deciding to adopt her. Unfortunately, Ember’s guardian angels ultimately were unable to provide long term for her special needs and she was returned to Tree House June 27th 2010.
Beautiful six year old Ember has certainly experienced her share of sadness, but manages to still find fun and whimsy in the world. She does not enjoy the company of cats, preferring to keep her distance, but can often be found scampering, skipping and dancing all by her silly self. Occasionally she gets a little overwhelmed by sharing space with so many unwanted feline friends, but is very affectionate and lovely when she feels secure. She is curious, entertaining and even cleverer than our behaviorist initially imagined. From slipping into file cabinets unawares to the mild inconvenience of refusing to vacate the safe, Ember’s quick wit keeps us all on our toes.
Ember is suspected to have mild asthma. Some cats can live with asthma almost symptom-free for long lengths of time, but when an acute attack happens, it can be life threatening and needs immediate medical attention. Currently, Ember is being treated every other day with an oral steroid. She is doing well on medication and it is hoped that her condition would prove in a less stressful environment like her very own loving home.
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