- Mix/Breed: DSH/White with gray
- Sex/Age: Spayed Female/2 years old
- Location: Foster Home
Mochi is sweet little cat who is deaf and needs a special forever home. Due to her disability, she has a heightened sense of the world around her, but it doesn't slow her down. She wants nothing more than to learn your routine, be apart of it and please you. Mochi lives for kisses on the top of her head, ear scratching and kitty treats. She'll be playing with her toys or watching the world go past perched in her cat tree before you know it. Mochi gets along well with older, easy-going cats, not so much with kittens. If she had her way, Mochi would be an only child. She startles easily, so probably won't do well with dogs. Mochi says children are OK if they won't chase her. Once she learns to trust her forever family, she’ll become your darling little sidekick.
Don’t know much about deaf cats? • Use visual signals rather than your voice to communicate with your deaf pet. Cats easily learn to respond to hand signals, the beam of a flashlight, or the porch light flicked on and off, to come inside for dinner. • Deaf pets startle more easily. Always approach your pet so he sees you coming, and stomp your foot or give him some other warning before petting him to avoid being accidentally nipped when you startle him. • Deafness also raises safety concerns. Can the dozing, deaf cat wake up in time to get away from an aggressive housemate, or pestering toddler? Keeping deaf cats inside is probably the safest option. • A “pet locator” is helpful when your cat can’t hear you, and you can’t find him. Attach a pendant to the cat’s collar that emits a tone a light when the hand-held transmitter is activated. Some deaf cats may “feel” the sound vibration, too, and the product is helpful for training purposes. That helps locate the cat whenever he goes out of sight. A “key finder” product should work well for this purpose. You can find out more information about deaf cats here