My name is Aristotle!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Aristotle
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Tenth Life Cat Rescue

Facts about Aristotle

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray Or Blue
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
This gorgeous gray teddy bear is ARISTOTLE. He came to Tenth Life in December 2014 after being networked to us from another local rescue. Aristotle was a stray cat who a city resident suddenly noticed was dragging his back legs. He also had severe external wounds to his backside. When it was determined that Aristotle was paralyzed and had severe medical issues, Tenth Life was contacted and his foster Mommy, who had experience with other paralyzed kittens, agreed to take him in.

At the time, Aristotle, lost the ability to empty his bladder on his own and could only drag his back legs behind him. As soon as he came to Tenth Life, he was taken to a specialty clinic to be further examined by a neurologist. An MRI showed that there was a mass inside of Aristotle’s spine in addition to a mass underneath. A biopsy didn’t show signs of cancer so it was determined that Aristotle would undergo surgery to remove the mass in hopes of restoring his health. He underwent spinal surgery to remove the internal mass and was on multiple medications until it was determined to be an infection. As a result, Aristotle was on antibiotics for several weeks which luckily cleared up the second mass which would have been more risky to remove in terms of potential complications.

Lucky for us and especially for him, the surgery was a success and Aristotle regained ALL normal mobility and functions that had been previously compromised. In addition, his external wounds were treated and healed. He became known as our little “Christmas Miracle”. Even while recovering and on crate rest for several weeks, Aristotle was nothing short of a champ and incredibly brave. In addition, he has been nothing short of very sweet. He loves greeting his foster Mommy and getting lovins. He even greets her daily with happy tail twitches.

We believe that Aristotle’s injuries and resulting infection came from very deep bite wounds from being attacked while trying to survive on the streets. Luckily for him, he gets to enjoy his life as a spoiled indoor kitty for the rest of his years. Now he just needs to find the purrfect furever home. While Aristotle regained full mobility and requires no special accommodations, he is FIV+. Although, he is FIV+, he has not shown any symptoms and is the epitome of wonderful health. He is also very friendly with the other cats in his foster home so he would do well in a home with kitty friends.

Aristotle is incredibly sweet and loves having his soft thick grey fur petted. He would do well in a quiet home where he can be a lap cat with lots of attention. Won’t you consider adding this special boy to your family today. Approx DOB: July 2013

About Tenth Life Cat Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Tenth Life is an animal welfare organization that provides another chance at life to injured and abused stray cats. Our focus is on felines with extreme medical needs or ongoing conditions that make it difficult for typical shelters to afford their care.

Stage one of our mission is getting needy cats off the streets of St. Louis and into caring Foster Homes, where they await their forever homes. Stage two´s goal is to open a shelter building that will house special-needs kitties in a cage-free, no-kill setting until they can be carefully placed in their forever homes.

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Our Adoption Process...

All potential adopters are required to complete a comprehensive application and interview, and will need to supply proper identification, as well as personal and veterinary references. Our adoption fee is $125 for kittens 6 months or younger, and $100 for any cat over six months of age. Our fee includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccines to-date of adoption, and a microchip. Once approved, all adopters are required to sign an adoption contract.