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Dr. Edith

Domestic Short Hair

Large  |  Female

Philadelphia, PA


***COURTESY POST: This pet is available through a private home. This animal has not been evaluated by PAWS, and is not being fostered through PAWS. If you have any questions, please use the contact information listed below. PAWS will not be able to answer questions about this animal.***

I'm Dr. Edith, but you can call meEdith. I'm currently the “office manager” at a veterinary officebut my job keeps me there 24/7. It's a full time job training thestaff. You'd be amazed at how far they've come though! I've finallymanaged to teach them to pet me when I sit in front of them andstare. Sometimes they are distracted so I have to meow to drawattention to myself. I don't know how they miss me. I know I've losta lot of weight recently (can you believe I was once 20 pounds?!),but 13.5 pounds is still hard to miss! All of the projects andgoing-ons throughout the day are very interesting, so I spend most ofmy time “managing” from a chair in the waiting room or anywhereelse that provides a suitable perch. The staff do pretty well if I dosay so myself!
Anyway, I have to spend a lot of timein my “office” at the clinic. Unfortunately it is somewhatcramped, especially since I need a large litterbox to accommodate mysize. I haven't quite figured out the door to the office either. Itseems to lock behind me and I get trapped inside. Despite my attemptsto draw my staff's attention with my acrobatic rolls and desperatepleas for rescue, they seem to be able to see or hear me. Perhaps myloud neighbors (ugh, dogs!) are drowning out my calls for help. Iwouldn't put it past a dog to do something like that! I'll have toadd soundproofing and a locksmith to my to-do list.
As you can see, my life is prettyconsumed with my work. Currently I take turns visiting staff member'shomes on the weekends, so I've gotten to know them pretty well. Iwould like to create a better work-life balance by moving in with theright person and perhaps only visiting the office a of couple times ayear when they really need me. If you are interested in chatting somemore, my work email is
Dr. Edith is being by Homestead Vet inHavertown, PA. She was surrendered to the office because her ownerswere unable to treat her diabetes. She is currently being treated forher diabetes through dietary management and 1 unit of insulin once aday. Her fur is currently growing back after being shaved due toextensive matting, which we do not expect to reoccur thanks to herdramatic weight loss.
Edith is about 7 years old, so weexpect her to entertain her new family for many years to come. She isspayed, up to date on FVRCP and Rabies vaccinations and current on amonthly flea preventative. If you are interested in learning moreabout Dr. Edith, you can reach the office by email ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Adopt. Foster. Donate. Volunteer.

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Philadelphia, PA

(215) 238-9901

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