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Why Not Me: Let's Find Rush a Home

If you've been on our website, social media accounts or watched our TV show for even five minutes - you'll know immediately that we are over-the-moon obsessed with pets. Which is why we could not be more excited to partner with Pawsitive Alliance for their #WhyNotMePets campaign, that spotlights animals from all sorts of rescues around the state who need an extra paw in getting adopted. These animals aren't the puppies or kitties that get snatched up right away, they're usually pets who have lived through some tough stuff in this crazy world of ours. And guess what? Those are the ones who desperately need a loving family! So share this post, click the forward button - heck, call someone up on the phone who may be interested! Let's find these pups the homes they deserve.

It's the first time our #WhyNotMePet is a cat - and there is no one better equipped to handle the gravity of this situation than Miss Rush herself. Rush is a senior female cat who has a big personality! Equal parts daring and affectionate, she loves to lay in your lap, curl up at your feet, and nap.

Rush has a neurological issue that causes a limp tail and some urine leakage, so she's had a tough time finding her forever home. While she is potty trained and uses a litter box regularly, she doesn't have a ton of feeling in her hind end, so sometimes she doesn't know when she has to go. Don't worry - this doesn't mean messes everywhere all the time! It just means that she may leak a drop or two of urine while she's walking, or leave the litter box a tad early so a little poo may miss the box. The largest indicator is that when she wakes from a nap, there is usually about a quarter size puddle of urine on her blanket.

Despite all this, Rush still deserves a loving home - the poor thing has been waiting eight years! The perfect fit for her would be a Cat Superstar, someone comfortable around cats with special needs who is willing to open their home and heart to a super deserving kitty.

She has a special diet to keep her happy and healthy, and has to takes some meds (easily in a pill pocket)! Rush loves to curl up on cat beds, balance on the back of chairs, and enjoy the companionship of her feline friends.

Rush is truly unique, and needs a family who’s the same! If you think this could be you, please reach out to Pasado Safehaven, Rush's rescue.