There is an elderly cat at the shelter that I've grown to love so much. She used to be so nasty, even the card on her cage says "a diva and only does things on her terms".. But I've been working with her and she has become such a little sweet heart. Her name is Jayla.. She's around 10-13 years old.. I don't want her to live the rest of her life at the shelter. I want to give her a home so she can be happy for the rest of her life. She is extremely dirty and doesn't take care of herself. Today I noticed open sores on her feet from knots literally pulling the skin off. I told the people there that she needs a serious grooming and so the lady took a wet rag and wiped her.. ! I spoke to my boss today in person and showed her how dirty the cat is and she said they'd have her groomed. I told her if they want I'd pay for a professional groom, but she said no because it's Safe Harbor's cat and Safe Harbor is responsible.. I'd do it myself, but Jayla's diva side does come out every now and then.. The first photo is an old picture. In fact I think it's 3 years old. (She's been at the shelter since 2007) The other two pictures are both from this past week. They shaved her about a month ago so that's why her hair is shorter. The third picture is of her sleeping.. She always puts her face flat against the floor.. In that pic she was in a bed though. Anyway.. I'm trying to convince my mom, but she just keeps saying that she doesn't want another cat and we don't have the money. I keep telling her I'm paying for everything food and litter and vet bills included.. and this cat is very low maintenance.. all she does is lay in one spot all day! I tell my mom that the only thing she'd ever probably do with Jayla is pet her. I'm also trying a "home visit" first.. where we can take her home for 7 days and see if it works out.. But I can't even convince my mom of that!! Help me out I just want to TRY and see if this can work and I want my mom to see how little this cat demands!