Nope, that’s not the sound of someone who’s allergic to cats. It’s the sound of a cat who’s allergic to the world!

Poor Sonya. Her environmental allergies have left her eyes and nose feeling rotten. And she has food allergies, too.

She was once a stray who arrived at a Colorado shelter, looking terrible with inflamed skin. She was even allergic to the mites in her ears!  

Allergies are a tough thing to diagnose and treat in a pet. So Sonya is getting all kinds of special care here at the Sanctuary. And her vets and caregivers are going to document closely what works for her and what doesn’t, in hope of helping other allergy-prone pets out there.  

She’s such a cute girl who is always on the go and always patrolling her cat building. And she’s feisty, too! She loves to be petted — until she doesn’t, and then she’ll swat you to let you know that was enough! We have a feeling she’s going to fight those allergies with just as much vigor.

So please welcome Sonya!

Sonya’s immunotherapy is changed. October 14, 2016

A new formula for Sonya’s immunotherapy

Driving Miss Sonya September 8, 2016

Enrichment takes the shape of a golf cart ride.

You want what Sonya? August 1, 2016

Sonya changes her mind and surprises everyone!

It begins June 21, 2016

Sonya begins the journey to what we hope will be a less itchy life.

Snuffles June 9, 2016

Sonya’s itchy allergies go under the microscope

First impressions May 26, 2016

Snow white Sonya makes a memorable first impression.