|Purred: Tue Aug 23, '11 11:22am PST |
|I JUST created a profile for him because we weren't sure if he'd be going to an FeLV cat sanctuary or not, since we couldn't keep him at this house with Velcro. The sanctuary is full, so right now he's with us either for his life or until someone who wants to adopt a cat that tested FeLV comes along (I want to get him retested, have it sent to an out lab, but it's going to be quite expensive so it'll be a couple months).
A few months ago a young (probably around 7 months to 1 year according to the vet that did his vaccines/neuter/microchip/exam) a Siamese mix cat showed up on our property. We located the old owners and they said "yeah, it WAS my cat. Just get rid of it, seriously, just get rid of it". He was skinny, had conjunctivitis in his eyes and of course never neutered, vaccinated, or microchipped. The old home KNEW something was up and abandoned him, they didn't care who knew they did it; no shame or conscience at all. One day he bolted into our house when my fiance's father opened the door to start feeding the feral cats. We kept him outdoors and then at my mother's other house so he couldn't be exposed to Velcro who was already sick with feline herpes, since we had no idea what he had.
Now he is fixed, fully vaccinated, microchipped, and has put on a healthy weight. The vet told us where we could get eye antibiotics for conjunctivitis and we did, and that's all finally cleared up. He's a very affectionate cat and loves to run around the house and play. He looks different color-wise when we got him (developed a dark "saddle" and some darker facial coloring), but kept his gorgeous blue eyes. We'll be moving him over as soon as we can sterilize floors, furniture, etcetera in the house that Velcro was on so he doesn't risk getting feline herpes (even though we had him vaccinated for it, better to be safe than sorry).
Edited by author Tue Aug 23, '11 11:24am PST
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