WONT SOMEONE OPEN THEIR HEART AND
HOME TO THIS VERY SPECIAL CAT WE NAMED LUCY
We cant for one moment imagine what Lucys life
was like - never being spayed and possibly having up to 2-3 litters a year.
She is approx. 10 years old and somehow ended up at our local shelter. Upon
assessing her, they noticed that this older cat was pregnant and expecting
kittens very soon. They also noticed that she would need some dental work
and that she was possibly diabetic due to her excessive drinking. Very often
the older cats dont stand a chance of being rescued from the shelter
not when there are younger cats and kittens available. Lucy had to be rescued
quickly so that her kittens could be born in a home environment.
We decided to rescue Lucy and do everything possible to
see her through her delivery, have her dental work completed and test to
make sure she was not diabetic. Things were certainly look up for Lucy.
All of Lucys kittens were adopted and Lucys dental work was
done. There were no issues and we are certain, she must feel much better
AND Lucy was not diabetic. From the blood work done before her surgery,
it was discovered that this wonderful cat was tested positive for FIV. We
were at first sad, but as we know, being tested positive for FIV is not
a death sentence for any cat.
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) has been associated
with cats for many years, although it was only labeled as such as recently
as 1986. The virus depletes the number of white blood cells, which eventually
makes the cat less able to fight off infection. However, because it is such
a slow acting virus many FIV positive cats can enjoy a normal lifespan with
no apparent health problems resulting from the virus. FIV is species specified.
It can only be transmitted from cat to cat, not to humans or other animals
Lucys foster mom cannot say enough about her. She
is extremely friendly with people and spends her days perched on the cat
tree gazing out the window. Lucy has so much love to give and we know there
is someone special out there, that will see this and give Lucy her forever
home - one she truly deserves. Her days of having kittens are over. All
she needs now is someone that will love and care for her. We are hoping
that maybe there is a person out there with another FIV cat that would enjoy
having Lucy for company. She does get along with other cats and even the
cat friendly dogs in the foster home.
We feel that there is the right home for every cat that
we rescue – Even Lucy.
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