I recently adopted a cat from the local rescue. She is 4 years old and…

I recently adopted a cat from the local rescue. She is 4 years old and has been returned to the animal shelter 6 times and she was set up to be euthanized. I couldnt let this happen do we adopted her and now even with two litter boxes that are cleaned daily, she is urinating on furniture and blankets and really anything she can get too. We are taking her to a behaviorist to try to help her but idk what else to try and tonight I’m at my wits end. She peed on my quilt that my grandmother handmade me. I just need suggestions on what to do

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Laura
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Vet first. Then confine her to one smallish room for the time being, and keep the door SHUT. Make sure she has 2 litterboxes in that room, plus food/water/cat tree. Spend time with her in that room every day. Behaviorist is a good next step.

scgreco413
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Hi? Thank you for saving this kitty!!!! Totally agree with confining her to her own space with multiple litter boxes, BUT I wouldn’t have anything valuable (like another quilt from grandma or special piece of furniture or something). And make sure to visit her and play with her and cuddle with her many times a day/evening. And I know that this sounds crazy, but my grandparents had a cat that the toilet trained (like actual toilet?)using treats, so perhaps when you catch her using the littler box a treat right away might help.

Krista Magnifico
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I agree with all of the above. And start meds before you get to your wits end. These cases often take lots of time and patience. But I firmly believe that where there is a will there is a way. I wish you the best of luck. She is lucky to have found you.