Custard (카스타드)

Quick Bio

Age: Young (1-3 years)
Gender: Female
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Colour: Orange & White
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with cats
  • Litter trained
  • Crate trained
Adoption Status: Adopted
Description: 

UPDATE: June 30

Hooray for Custard!!! FINALLY Custard was adopted today and I couldn't be happier! A lovely couple were enraptured by charming Custard and are willing to welcome her into their lives, offer her a forever home and help her kick the remaining sniffles she has. I couldn't have asked for a more caring, understanding and kind family for her to live with. Congratulations Custard and many heartfelt thankyous to Jun Eun who fostered Custard and gave her the chance she so desperately needed.

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UPDATE: June 20

It was so lovely to see Custard last night in her foster home. She has become quite the energetic, playful little kitty. She gave us many laughs as she scooted around the house and played with us. I was quite amazed how talkative she's become. She really enjoys the company of people I think. I can't imagine her ever been at the shelter, it's like she was always been a housecat! Custard's health has become significantly better, she has no eye or nose discharge anymore but still has some irregular sniffles due to the herpes virus, which according to her foster only happen every so often. Most days her breathing is clear. Custard still has to finish some medication, but it has been heavily reduced and should be completed in a short while. Her foster will continue to monitor her condition but all in all Custard is a happy, healthy energetic girl! I would love to see her find a permanent home soon, she would be bundles of fun to be in the company of!

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UPDATE: June 3

Custard continues to thrive in her foster home. Her health is improving, sniffles and discharge slowly becoming less and less, and will continue with her meds until the end of this week. It goes to show how much a difference moving a sick cat into a home has on their health and improving their chances of recovery. Custard has really blossomed in the short time she's been with her foster and I have high hopes she'll recover in no time. As you can see in the videos below, she has boundless energy, is incredibly affectionate and playful and is simply a wonderful kitty all round! I would love to see this girl find the best forever home, she deserves it. Why not consider welcoming Custard into your life? Female ginger cats are rare gems indeed ^^

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UPDATE: May 28

Custard is simply the loveliest cat! She continues to charm her foster and has really made her home her own, lapping up all the love and attention she can get. Custard had a check up at the vets recently but is still struggling to shake some symptoms so will require so more meds for another two weeks. Despite this, this hasn't stopped Custard's boundless energy or desire to play or cuddle. Her recovery will be slow I think but it's only a matter of time before she's healthy again! Go Custard!

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UPDATE: May 17

Custard was released from the vets today and went into a lovely foster home in Seoul. She did extremely well during her week at the vets but needs to take some medication to help with her calicivirus for one more week. Luckily, now that she's a in a home where she can receive heaps of TLC, Custard should make a speedy recovery. I'm so happy to see this sweet girl finally get the attention she deserves to help combat her ailments. Stay tuned for more updates on her development in foster care. No doubt she will flourish and develop into the loveliest housecat. If you're seeking a very special, friendly, extremely affectionate lady cat - female ginger cats are very rare! - then Custard is definitely the kitty for you. Custard is the biggest cuddler you can imagine! Please consider opening your heart and home to her.

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UPDATE: May 11

I took Custard to have her sponsored health check today. The vet confirmed Custard does not have herpes, but rather has feline calicivirus, a related respiratory infection, as well as a case of earmites, both common ailments found in shelter environments. While she received and continues to receive antibiotics to help with the virus symptoms, she may possibly become a carrier of the virus for the rest of life, though carriers have also known to stop shedding the virus a year after recovery. Thus it will be important for Custard to go into a home with no other cats or cats who have been vaccinated against the virus. While at the vets Custard also received eye and eardrops for the virus symptoms and for tackling the earmites. She'll be receiving medication for a week at the vets until she goes into a foster home next weekend where no doubt we will see her recover, thrive and get all the love and attention she deserves! Custard will recover well in due time, and will also receive another booster vaccination when she's ready, but please don't let this minor hurdle deter you from adopting one the most sweetest orange female kitties you could ever meet! I would love to see this girl find an amazing home. MANY THANKYOUS too to the kind, generous catloving sponsor who offered to support Custard's health check.

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UPDATE: March 16

Wowee!! An extremely generous cat lover has given a huge donation towards getting Custard and Biscuit a much needed health check. Let's hope a little extra TLC and treatment too will help nip the herpes virus in the bud. But it would be such a shame to see her returned to the shelter after the health check, she really needs a warm stable home environment to really tackle this virus. I would like to reiterate that treatment for the virus is easy and affordable to treat and she could even go to a home with other cats, as long as they are all up to date with their vaccinations. Custard is an extremely docile, friendly, gentle, affectionate cat who would love nothing more for a lap to sleep on and all the cuddles and chin scratches she can get. I would really love to see this amazing cat get the second chance she really deserves. Please consider opening your home and heart to her. Stay posted for her health check update!

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UPDATE: February 16

Friendly gentle Custard is still waiting for that special someone! Yesterday some kind volunteers made some cat sun lounges from crates and blankets and Custard was more than happy to check them out. She still continues to display what mostly likely is herpes virus symptoms here and there. Thankfully the days are slowly getting warmer and while Fudge can now finally enjoy a few more sunbathing hours what she really needs is a devoted someone to give her a nice warm stable home, plenty of TLC and a chance to receive a chance to recover fully from the virus. Please don't be put off by this, the herpes virus is quite common in cats, especially shelter cats, it's non fatal though it's rather uncomfortable for cats I'm sure, like having a bad cold. Treatment for herpes virus is often short and very affordable. Why not consider helping out a lovely kitty like Custard and give her a fighting chance?

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UPDATE: January 22

Come and meet charming Custard!!!

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UPDATE: December 25

Custard is doing better after receiving some medication to treat her virus symptoms, but would really benefit in having a loving warm home this winter to build her strength. Poor Custard will have to spend this holiday season at the shelter. I'm so surprised she's still waiting for that special family to come along and wisk her away from the shelter cold, I hope your perfect family isn't too far away. Fingers crossed 2013 will be your year! Please consider giving this gentle affectionate sweetheard a warm loving home this coming new year! If you're interested in fostering or adopting Custard, please contact and send a completed application form to Daisy at [email protected]. Application forms can be found here >>> http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/adoption-application.

PLEASE GIVE CUSTARD A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

UPDATE: November 24

Custard is off to the vets tomorrow to address the nasal discharge and wheezing symptoms she's experiencing as a result of contracting the feline herpes virus. But what would really help to make it all better is if she gets out of the shelter environment and gets some more sustained care. Winter is fast upon us and I know this sweet girl would really blossom if she had a warm and kind place to call her own! She really deserves a second chance. Custard's family, are you out there?!!

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Come and meet darling Custard!

Custard is one of the most affectionate kitties currently calling Asan shelter home. Such a gentle, sweet girl, Custard is always quick to jump in my lap, curl up and purr contently whenever I visit her. All she wants is a warm, safe and loving home where she would return the kindness with endearing friendship. It would be so great to find this girl a warm bed before the bitter Korean winter sets in.

Custard is spayed, vaccinated and generally in good shape. A general health check will be required once she leaves the shelter. Just a side note, previously there have been some cases of stomatitis ( like a feline gingivitis) and non fatal but highly contagious feline herpes virus in the shelter. Custard is displaying mild symptoms of the herpes virus (some mucous discharge and sniffling) and while she had some treatment, it needs to be maintained before it gets better. These symptoms often present themselves in cats who are in stressful conditions, like shelters. Finding a foster home for Custard would be the beginning to treat the symptoms alongside a short dose of antibiotics. Custard's oral health seems satisfactory, there are some teeth missing, but a more thorough check of her teeth is needed. At this point, Custard isn't showing any signs of stomatitis but there is a possibility stomatitis symptoms can develop in the future and thus require some dental treatment and care. Most cats that are exposed to an environment where stomatitis has occurred WILL NOT develop it, but some cats will, and a depressed immune system does seem to make them more likely to develop it. However, if by any chance this arises, there is a fantastic vet in Seoul who specializes in feline dental care we can refer you too!

The key is to give Custard a healthy, happy environment for her to flourish in! Please consider giving this adorable girl a loving home! If you would like to know more about Custard contact Daisy on [email protected]

Adoption Fee: ₩50,000
Location: Seoul - 서울
Living Situation: Boarding
Adopted From: Asan Shelter

Comments

dbis's picture

Come and meet Custard!

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Custard enjoying the sunshine and a lap!

Julien Dugnoille's picture

Custard

Custard
dbis's picture

Great news! The Asan kitties, along with their canine shelter companions, received their heating pads this weekend! Thank you so much to all the generous and kind people out there who pledged their support and pennies to keep the furry clans at Asan warm and toasty this winter! We were all genuinely overwhelmed by everyone's kindness!

It would be so wonderful to get Custard into a warm cosy foster or forever home before the winter cold settles in! Her virus symptoms have flared up again and she really needs to get out the shelter environment and get a treatment of antibiotics in order to get better. Please consider taking in this sweet gentle soul over this winter. Her quiet affections, kindness and gentle purrs will no doubt keep you warm too!

Julien Dugnoille's picture

The heating pads are definitely making these cats happy.

Julien Dugnoille's picture

Custard

dbis's picture

Thank you Julien! The cats look so cosy!

megs's picture

I really love the name Custard. That and Chickpea are probably my favorite cat names for gingers.

drkim81's picture

Custard is the best cat for me. I have three male cats and they are huge cat. lol
I was suprised when I met Custard first time because she is very small and light.
She still has herpes virus. :(

dbis's picture

At the vets! Get better soon Custard!

drkim81's picture

They always make me to think of many things....

They are waiting for you.
dbis's picture

Custard traveled so well into her new foster home! Very quiet and relaxed. There's bright days ahead for this girl!

dbis's picture

Custard in her foster home! One very happy cat!

marlajoy's picture

She is looking wonderful! I don't know what is going on with Asan cats but they all seem so portly - guess there is no shortage of food!

dbis's picture

Custard enjoying the spoils of being a housecat, as she deserves...she looks very much at home!

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drkim81's picture

She went to the vet for checking herpers symtoms on Sat(5/25)
She is doing well and need to take some medicine for herpes for 2 weeks. I hope she will be better soon.
Custard stays at a forster home in Sangdo-dong near JoungAng University in Seoul.
Come to see her!

dbis's picture

Thank you for the update Suyoun! Just received another email update and some photos of Custard from her foster which I'll post here soon. Let's hope it will be the last of the herpes medicine for her. But she seems to be doing so well in a home and loves her time in a home, it's like she's always been there haha! Ju Eun is taking great care of her ^^

dbis's picture

Custard loves to play!

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drkim81's picture

I met her last night(3rd June).
She was sleeping lovely smiling when I visited her house.
Still she has symptoms of herpes but getting better. :) The vet asked a foster to give her some medicine until this week for herpes.
She loves people and can't stop making grrr sounds. Just visit her if you are interested in adopting her.

dbis's picture

Thank you for visiting Custard Suyoun! Let's hope this is the last of the medicine. What a lovely girl Custard is!

dbis's picture

Custard, you funny girl !!!!

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dbis's picture

Custard, our little blossom.

drkim81's picture
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Custard's foster is keeping a blog about Custard >>> http://blog.naver.com/softwinter9/189241510

dbis's picture

Custard, I'm going to miss you when I leave. You are one unique funny girl and it was a pleasure to meet you. Suyoun and I will still continue and find you your forever home...I'm sure it's not far away!

dbis's picture

Frisky Custard

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Julien Dugnoille's picture

Hilarious video!
What a fun and loving cat she is. I miss you dearly Custard!

clare_bell's picture

Amazing news!! Yaaay Custard!! <3

megs's picture

Yay, Custard!

thopkins56's picture

Custard is doing great! She was a little lost and confused when we first got her home. But, after a good nap, dinner, and some much needed alone time to explore her new home she was back to her normal playful self! She loves to look at herself in the mirror. This morning she was talkative and followed us around then found a nice sunny spot for a nap. We are absolutely in love! We will post more pictures and updates soon!

marlajoy's picture

Pictures and updates!! Can't wait! :)

thopkins56's picture

Custard is doing great for the most part. she is well adjusted to her new home and is as playful as ever! unfortunately we hit a snag today. Her herpes has progressed into pneumonia. The vet gave us antibiotics, but the pills are huge. About the size of a tylenol tablet. we cant get her to swallow no matter how hard we try. Any advice?

marlajoy's picture

Depending on the type of pill, just cut it up or open it up and empty the contents into a bowl of wet food that she loves. If you mix it up, she won't know it's there. :) If, for some reason, she isn't eating, you just have to open her mouth, take your finger and push the pill in to the very back of her throat. It's not pleasant but it works. Hope that helps! :)

thopkins56's picture

thanks, we will try that tomorrow. forcing it down her throat proved very difficult. maybe we are just being too timid getting it into her mouth. its a big pill, we will keep trying though!

dbis's picture

Oh no! How does she have pneumonia??? Poor girl. Marla makes good suggestions though most times if the antibiotics are strong and bitter the cats won't eat the food it's mixed with, as happens with my cat. But you can also do a couple of other things:

1. If you have capsules with powder, you can mix it in some wet cat food with liquid and add a little at a time to her poor to invite her to lick it off, as most cats don't like anything wet on their paws and will naturally want to clean it off.

2. If you want to give her the whole capsule at once or have a big solid pill (which you can break in half like Marla suggests), you can give her a little wet food to stimulate saliva activity and then place the the pill to the back of her throat and you can either do a number of things to help her induce the reflex of swallowing, including a quick squirt of water from a plastic syringe, or softly rubbing or blowing on her nose.

I hope this helps! Keep us posted on her progress :)

dbis's picture

Oh, I also find it helpful to have the cat elevated from where you are i.e on a table, or somewhere a little higher up, like a window sill or shelf, rather than doing it on the ground. This always worked better with my cat.

thopkins56's picture

thanks, the capsul has powder in it, i mixed it with her food, so we will see if she eats it. we arent sure how she got pneumonia, research says its common with cats that have had respitory illness. the good news is, she isnt exhibiting any other symptoms. she is eating well and still very playful. if we cant get her to take the meds we are going to takr her back to the vet to see if there are other options, we will keep you posted!

megs's picture

Maybe you can use tuna/tuna juice, too? I know my cat and dog LOVE it. I've also done the "wet paw" and pushing it to the back of the throat, once the wet food/tuna lost its charm.
Good luck little Custard!

drkim81's picture

Oh, Thanks for updating news for Custard.
I got a call from the vet yesterday when you visited the vet.
I said Custard had symptoms of stomatitis in her tongue and runing nose and sneezing. The vet asked me if she had kit test so I said I heard it's not necessary because she already has symptoms from the vet(the first vet. she met 3 vets during fostering.)
As you know, the medicine for herpes and calicivirus is antibiotics.
There are so many kind of antibiotics and some of them doesn't fit for my cat. Moreover, it has a tolerance.
That's why the new vet asked me what kind of antibiotics Custard had before.
Once, Biscuit(http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/cat/1365) had storng sneezing so a foster took him to the vet and took medicine for 3 days but it didn't work on him. So I asked Clare to order medicine at Anipet. it worked for him. :)
I can help you anytime you want. just call me. (message is better for me lol I'm not good at speaking English)
Thanks!!

thopkins56's picture

Thanks for the advice everyone! The vet told us not to mix the medicine with her food, they insisted she wouldn't eat it. But, it appears they underestimated Custard! She is scarfing down the medicine laced food and loving it! After just a day of meds she is 200% better! Her sniffles and sneezing have nearly disappeared! She is a big ball of energy! Thanks again!

marlajoy's picture

That is WONDERFUL news! Thanks for sharing! :) Hope she is back to 100% soon! :)

drkim81's picture

Thanks for the great news!! Yay!!! :)

dbis's picture

Yay!!! Excellent news! I wish my cat ate medicine laced food when he needed too >.< So glad to hear she's finally on the mend :)
Give her plenty of hugs from us!

marlajoy's picture

Adopted?! Wow! More great news! Congratulations, Custard!!

thopkins56's picture

Custard is doing well! It turns out she didn't have pneumonia! She is loving life right now!

drkim81's picture

Oh I miss her!!!!
that sounds great she doesn't have pneumonia! Thank you so much for great news.
Custard looks great~ This picture made me feel very happy. :)
Thank you, Thank you!

thopkins56's picture

Lazy rainy day

drkim81's picture

Hi Custard! :)
Sometimes I have a dream for you. You look so happy in this picture.hehe
Thanks Vanessa and Tom.
I pray for you guys to be happy forever.

Suyoun