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Meet Topaz. This perpetually grumpy face is actually quite sweet. It took her a while to feel comfortable in the shelter and start coming around for cuddles, but now she can’t get enough. She would like a home where she could settle into a routine and live out her retirement years cozily soaking up rays on on a cat tree or cozy bed. Topaz is a senior at 8 years old and has been diagnosed with Stage 2 kidney disease. Topaz is a healthy weight and is currently eating regular cat food, but will need annual checkups to make sure she is in tip top shape.

Right now Topaz is waiting for dental surgery to remove a broken canine. With how busy vet clinics are, it will take some time before Topaz can have this surgery, and then she will need a recheck 7-14 days after that to make sure she is healing well. In a perfect world, Topaz could go home to a local “foster to adopt” type situation. This means she could spend time in her adoptive home while waiting for surgery instead of the shelter, and once she gets the go-ahead from the vet, she could be officially adopted.

Topaz has also been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Cats with this condition have excessive levels of thyroid hormone in their circulation, usually due to benign hormone-secreting thyroid nodules. She has been started on methimazole, a medication to reduce thyroid hormone levels – this is a transdermal medication applied to the inside of the ear and easy to administer. Right now Topaz has well managed thyroid levels on her current dose, but should continue to have labwork every 6-12 months to check her T4 levels.

If you’re interested in Topaz, please contact the Shuswap BC SPCA or fill out an online application.

**In order to protect the health of our staff, volunteers and members of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve made changes to our adoption process.
1. Submit an application:
2. Staff will contact the most suitable applicant to set-up an appointment to come in for a visit!

❤️ Thank you for continuing to help animals find loving new homes! This enables us to keep caring for new animals at risk, even with limited staffing.

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  • Days in care: 46
  • Approximate age: 8 years old
  • Pet Type: Cat
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair
  • Colour: Tabby / White
  • Weight: 4.09 kg
  • Sex: Female
  • Location: Shuswap Branch, Salmon Arm B.C.
  • Animal ID: 546568
  • Spay or neuter surgery is included with the adoption of all dogs, cats and rabbits.
  • Adoption fees


Important: The history and compatibility of an animal is not always known. If certain compatibility criteria have been identified, they will be listed here or in the animal's description.
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