We can’t for one moment imagine what Lucy’s 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 don’t stand a chance of being rescued from the shelter not when there are younger cats and kittens available.
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 Lucy’s kittens were adopted – Lucy’s dental work was done with flying colours 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.
Lucy’s 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.
NOTE: The last picture is of Lucy being a wonderful mother to the last litter of kittens that she will ever have!
If you would like to meet Lucy, please contact us 647-866-898 or e-mail Info@WeRescueCats.ca
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