PEA

Quick Bio

Age: Kitten (under 1 year )
Gender: Female
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Colour: Brown & White
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with cats
  • Litter trained
Adoption Status: Adopted
Description: 

SUMMER 2013:

Pea's long road to recovery ended on a truly happy note. Not only did she grow and blossom into a friendly, loving, and healthy kitty, but she finally found her forever home. Congratulations, Pea!

UPDATE: March 28

Pea is now all alone for the first time in her foster home and she is really beginning to blossom quickly. After we split her up from her brother, Bean, handsome Tiger moved in and she made wonderful progress in her health and development. However, I was worried that she would regress a bit on her own as she has always been super shy. Nervous and scared used to be her default setting, but that is beginning to a distant memory with each passing day.

No longer fighting for food, attention, and her own personal space, Pea is well on her way to being the ideal companion in Korea. A bit of a runt compared to Bean, I think she will always be on the small side even when she is full grown-perfect (or purrfect) for apartment living in Korea.

The best way to find out if she is right for you is to come visit her in person. Please contact Matthew or Daisy to make arrangements and this sweet second chance kitten from Asan Shelter could be yours...

UPDATE: March 8

Pea (and her new flatmate, Tiger) both made it into the Cool Pet shop here in Daejeon this week to be sterilized and vaccinated. Splitting up Pea and her brother Bean has also yielded the desired results with her as she is now very affectionate and overall less fearful of me. Her constant "meowing" was perhaps both a cry for attention and a sign that she was in heat, both signals that I could not ignore.

Now that she is much more friendly, has been spayed, and is up-to-date with her shots, I hope to find her a permanent home, too.

UPDATE: February 16

Pea continues to go from strength to strength! Pea has now been separated from her brother and this should really help with with building her socialisation and trust skills. From her foster....

" Pea continues to make great strides in just a very short time. After splitting up her and her brother Bean, I became worried that her loud, non-stop meowing would never end. She dearly missed her brother and was greatly confused, depressed, and seemingly inconsolable. However, after just a few short days she has completely rebounded.

With only a few minor vocalizations of note, Pea is beginning to become more active, comfortable, and curious. She is still somewhat jumpy, but is no longer hiding in fear all day or crying all night. I am thrilled with her progress and resilient nature. While physical contact is still off-limits, she has begun sleeping under the covers of my bed and even came out to watch my lose badly on "Teacher Poker Night". Patience and a positive environment seem to be paying off and I think we have both turned a corner. Fostering is not easy and with cats, there may never be a glorious payoff. However, in looking back over my entries and photos from the experience, I am amazed at the growth and development of this "Sweet Pea"! "

Keep your eye out for more updates on her progress! Pea will hopefully be spayed too soon ^^

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UPDATE: January 19

Check out the update from Pea's foster below in the comment section!

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UPDATE: January 12

Yay!!! Lucky Pea has found a foster home! And it's confirmed Pea is actually female! Sweet lil shy Pea is settling in well with Bean and already is looking more relaxed (see photo below!) And no wonder, this is their first time that they haven't been in some kind of confined space! Pea is still showing symptoms of what is most likely the feline herpes virus (sniffling, sneezing and expelling some nasal mucous) but being in a warm home is the first step to a good recovery! (Thank you Matt!!) I have a good feeling about Pea's future!

Thank you to everyone who kindly donated towards Pea and the other kitten's vet expenses for the last couple of weeks. This really enabled to give them a good fighting chance in life! Please consider giving this adorable kitty a forever home!

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UPDATE: January 8

Pea is ready to leave the vets!!!

PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING THIS SWEET KITTY A CHANCE TO SHINE AND GIVE HER A FOSTER OR FOREVER HOME!!

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UPDATE: January 3

Pea, along with her brother and sister, was pulled from the shelter 2 weekends ago with eyes that were practically crusted over. Many amazing volunteers supporters of ARK and Asan donated funds for treatment and her vet stay! She is lucky to have so many looking over her!

Her eyes are now clearing up and she is having a great time away from the shelter. She is being treated for the next 6 days for ear mites and then she will be ready for her new foster or forever home!

We don't want them going back to the shelter, so I have started a fundraiser to seek either sponsors or donations, as well as fosters and adopters, for Pea and her siblings boarding fees, food and medical care, until they are ready to go to new homes.

You can read more about the event here >>>http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/blog/dbis/urgent-fosters-and-adopters-n...

PLEASE PLEASE spare a few pennies to help give Pea and her siblings fighting chance for the new year!

Please help us help this cutie!! For more information on fostering or adopting, see below information.

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Pea is a 3 or 4 month year old kitten who was rescued along with her two siblings, Bean and Button, by Mr Park from the Asan city pound.

Currently she and her siblings are being boarded at a wonderful vet in Cheonan after recently contracting a mild eye infection and cold symptoms. Pea is still a little wild, and the shiest one amongst her siblings and named so because she likes to hide and curl up tight in her pod (kitten house) out of anyone's sight!! But seeing the transformation of her sister Button at the vets, we're hoping Pea too will come out of her shell soon after a bit of TLC!!

Other volunteers and myself have decided to quarantine the kittens at this vet until suitable fosters or adopters come along. However, because of the expenses incurring daily at the vets, which I might add were heavily and kindly discounted, we are also seeking an URGENT FOSTER or donations and sponsorships for Pea, her siblings and three other kittens. Currently, I'm in the process of setting up an event for this so please stay tuned for more information!!

Please consider giving a Pea a chance! She needs that special someone who can give her a quality time and lots of love and care to build up her trust and confidence so she can truly thrive and flourish!

If you are interested in ADOPTING Pea, please read about the adoption process here (http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/adoption-process) and send a completed application form to Daisy at dbisenieks@gmail.com

If you are interested in FOSTERING Pea, please read about fostering guidelines here(http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/blog/dbis/guideline-for-fostering-asan-...) and send a completed application form (same form used for adoption) to Daisy at dbisenieks@gmail.com

Adoption Fee: ₩50,000
Location: Daejeon - 대전
Living Situation: In foster care
Adopted From: Asan Shelter

Comments

matthew4694's picture

Pea and Bean have arrived safely to their new foster home and are getting settled in. Both are a little shy right now, but they are happy to be out of the animal hospital and already seem to be feeling better.

matthew4694's picture

Bean and sister Pea have spent nearly a week in Daejeon and if they were human, would be called bad houseguests. Since they are feline, shelter kitties, and both still a little sick, their behavior is to be expected. Basically they have eaten their fill of both wet and dry cat food, sneezed and snotted all over my apartment, and worked double time in the litter box while either ignoring me or simply staring in abject terror.

My time spent fostering Fatty had me spoiled by his unconditional affection, I guess, so consider this a challenge accepted. Additionally, their road to recovery and a loving forever home will be that much sweeter once this difficult transition is behind us all. The next step is a visit to the vet today to see about antibiotics for what appears to be a case of feline influenza.

I am mostly concerned with how smaller (and more skittish) Pea will handle the trip. She will not let me hold or come near her yet, so let's get healthy first and then we can work on becoming friends. Stay tuned for more updates!'

matthew4694's picture

Pea had strong objections to getting in the crate today for a trip to the Vet. After biting me pretty good (ouch) I decided to just take Bean, as their symptoms seem to be similar. Both will share some powdered cold medicine sprinkled on their wet food for the next week or so.

I was also able to sort out a nice solution to the litter box set-up. It seems much cleaner and self-contained without looking out of place. Let's hope they use it!

dbis's picture

Wow! Great makeshift litter house!

matthew4694's picture

After nearly 2 weeks in foster care, Bean and Pea are making progress. Day by day it is hard to see sometimes, but overall, they have come a long way since arriving scared and traumatized. Both are still cautious and terrified of me, however their curiosity and awareness is growing. They are much more active and have really been eating considerably more with each meal. A week of cold medicine has reduced, but not completely eliminated the symptoms that were making them miserable. I will be in for a refill over the weekend and will continue to report on their development.

All the good food and safe conditions has revealed their beautiful coats and coloring and sweet eyes and faces. Please consider adopting either or both of these kitties who are making the most of the second chance they have been given

dbis's picture

Looking gorgeous sweet Pea!!!!

matthew4694's picture

Pea is such a pretty girl and is finally starting to get over the awful cold she came home with. Her appetite is catching up with her brother, Bean, too. Both have become very active and are more open to exploring and playing together. No more hiding under the couch. They also seem to be getting used to the strange human living with them.

matthew4694's picture

With the wonderful adoption of Tiger today (Congratulations, Mike!) we were finally able to split up Bean and Pea. Hopefully this will aid their development and socialization as they have made so much progress in just one short month. Sterilization is up next and then hopefully 2 forever homes for these sweet kitties.

matthew4694's picture

Pea continues to make great strides in just a very short time. After splitting up her and her brother Bean, I became worried that her loud, non-stop meowing would never end. She dearly missed her brother and was greatly confused, depressed, and seemingly inconsolable. However, after just a few short days she has completely rebounded.

With only a few minor vocalizations of note, Pea is beginning to become more active, comfortable, and curious. She is still somewhat jumpy, but is no longer hiding in fear all day or crying all night. I am thrilled with her progress and resilient nature. While physical contact is still off-limits, she has begun sleeping under the covers of my bed and even came out to watch my lose badly on "Teacher Poker Night". Patience and a positive environment seem to be paying off and I think we have both turned a corner. Fostering is not easy and with cats, there may never be a glorious payoff. However, in looking back over my entries and photos from the experience, I am amazed at the growth and development of this "Sweet Pea"!

matthew4694's picture

Pea (and her new flatmate, Tiger) both made it into the Cool Pet shop here in Daejeon this week to be sterilized and vaccinated. Splitting up Pea and her brother Bean has also yielded the desired results with her as she is now very affectionate and overall less fearful of me. Her constant "meowing" was perhaps both a cry for attention and a sign that she was in heat, both signals that I could not ignore.

Now that she is much more friendly, has been spayed, and is up-to-date with her shots, I hope to find her a permanent home, too.

Please consider adopting this sweet second-chance kitten from Asan shelter.

matthew4694's picture
dbis's picture

Matt! She's a completely different cat!!!!!!!! She's exactly like her sister Button! This makes me so happy!

marlajoy's picture

Wow! You've done awesome with this sweetie! If you read your first Jan. 19th post and then compare that to the video on Feb. 27 you can see the massive change!! :) Good job!! :)

matthew4694's picture

Thanks for your support, Marla. I am pretty amazed looking back. Every step she has made has meant growth for me, too. I didn't think I had the patience for all this, but now it has become a matter of pride. I really want to see her go to the right home and she is almost ready...Please help spread the word!

marlajoy's picture

I'm not a very connected person but I will definitely do what I can! :)

megs's picture

Congratulations, Pea!

dbis's picture

Gorgeous Pea is doing wonderfully in her new forever home. I really can't believe the transformation this cat has made, from the most timid, frightened kitten you could imagine, to an affectionate, talkative, confident and playful kitty! It goes to show what a little bit of kindness, patience and tlc can do to shelter animals - change their lives completely!