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My name is GREY (SPECIAL NEEDS)!

Russian Blue Cat for adoption in Port Richey, Florida - GREY (SPECIAL NEEDS)
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GREY (SPECIAL NEEDS)'s Info...

I am already neutered, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

GREY (SPECIAL NEEDS)'s Story...
What a sweet boy! His name is Grey and he is a LOVER. He is a TOTAL LAP KITTY. He is currently my FAVORITE kitty. His disposition is mellow, laid back and super LOVING.

Grey tested negative on his combo test for all feline diseases but when I just had him tested again after some teeth issues he tested positive for FIV.............. Not sure why he had a false negative the first time around. But I had him SINGLE tested and that popped positive too. So, he does have FIV.

What does that mean??? What is FIV????

It is call Cat AIDS but is NOTHING like the HIV (AIDES) virus that humans get, nor is it transmitted the same way.

FIV is NOT a terrible thing in itself. None of the rescues that I am aware of will euthanize a kitty for having FIV because a kitty with FIV can live just as long as an uninfected cat. It's sort of like the herpes virus in people which is NOT DEADLY and can lay dormant forever. You may have one cold sore your whole life and as such be positive for herpes but then never have a problem again.

Kitties with FIV are most always just carriers of the virus and do not have any complications. The only thing that may happen is they may have a weakened immune system which there are plenty of supplements available to boost that.

FIV is only contagious to other cats and can only be transmitted by a very deep BITE that causes a bloody wound. OR at birth from an infected mom. It is NOT contagious to any other pets or to humans.

This is why I personally don't have a problem having a MELLOW, NON-AGGRESSIVE kitty with FIV around my own personal cat. As long as there is no fighting there is NO chance of her getting FIV.

Most vets will tell you it is wise to not put a FIV kitty in a home with negative kitties because of the chance of them fighting, but all us rescue people know that if the FIV kitty is sweet and mellow then there is NO chance of a problem so we will for the most part allow the FIV kitty to live with the others.

Cats cannot get FIV from food or drinking bowls or grooming each other or sharing a litter box.

Sadly FIV kitties get a bad rap and are over looked because it seems to be a Scarlet Letter that they are branded with. They need love just as much as the next kitty, maybe more because they are shunned by society.

Here is more info on Grey...................

He has been neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed, flea treated and tested.

These are pictures of him being a very good boy at the vet:) And then again home after he settled in.

He is super friendly and loves affection and will give it right back!! He has made himself right at home in my bed and on my lap. He purrrrrrs and purrrrrs when getting pet. He will climb up on my lap when I sit in my recliner and stretch out and nuzzle my nose and face with his nose. Then he will roll over on his side looking for a belly rub. He purrs the whole time. He is super gentle and very friendly.

He is about 4 years old. He is a good boy and uses the litter box all the time. He does NOT jump on things at all.

He is great with other cats and dogs and LOVES people!! You can see him with my doggie and my boyfriend watching TV.

His story.....................

He was dumped off in a nice neighborhood with every bone in his body visible about a year ago and the neighborhood ladies kept feeding him and looking out for him but nobody was willing to allow him to live inside their homes for different reasons.......... Husbands, too many cats of their own and living with parents who would not allow him inside.

I recently took him to the vet because they called me and said that he stopped eating and he was "drooling." I told them I believe it was his teeth hurting him. I was right. The poor boy had bleeding gums in the back of his mouth. They pooled together their money and got him well again. You can see the pics of him at the vet when he was skinnier and then you can see how he's filled out now that he's started eating again because his teeth don't hurt him.

The vet said that he was fine but just needed to eat soft food so that the hard food would not irritate his mouth again. He was given antibiotics and actually got to stay in one of the ladies house for two weeks to get better. He really liked it inside:)

He got put back outdoors again and not too happy about it. Then we thought he got a lucky break. I had a lady answer my ad to give him a home. I went over to the neighborhood and picked him up and brought him to my home to wait for his new mom to pick him up.

She never showed up!! But he's made himself at home here until we can find someone who is serious about being his forever mom or dad. I just did not have the heart to return him to the neighborhood to live outside again after he's become so comfortable and feels so safe now that he's indoors.

I then decided to get his DENTAL done and he is currently getting laser treatments to compliment his VERY CLEAN teeth. He had some gum issues but since his dental surgery and his laser treatments his mouth is much better. The doctor has been very pleased with the outcome of his gums and teeth!!

You can see his before and after pics. The pics at the vet were on the metal table and he was skinnier and then the pics at my home you can see a visible difference in his face where he put on weight because his teeth were better.

I really would like to see to it that whoever adopts him will invest in a health insurance plan for him so that he can get medical and dental as needed. An insurance plan for a cat is only about $8.00 per month and would cover all vaccinations and wellness visits each year:)

He really just needs that lucky break.......... A home of his own and someone to spoil him and a great person or family to open their heart and home to him.

He's a very sweet, even goofy boy. He is a total lover who is always looking for attention.

It is obvious to me that he was an INDOOR kitty at one time in his life. He's just too comfortable being inside and gets along with EVERYONE, cats, dogs and people.

He is FREE to the right home and he comes with all of his medical records however certain requirements must be met and are as follows.......................

This kitty has really become VERY SPECIAL to me and I want to find him the perfect home:) I've invested a lot of time, resources and love on him. He really has my heart.

I ask a lot of adoption questions to make sure he's a right fit for you and also do home visits. It's quick and easy, just to see if your home is safe for him, not to see if you have dishes in your sink:)

You must promise to keep him as an INDOOR kitty only. He HATES it outside and if he went to a new home and got outside he would get confused and get lost or seriously hurt. He is totally non-aggressive and was picked on and bullied by other cats. He needs a break from that. An outdoor cat has an AVERAGE lifespan of only about 2-3 years. An indoor cat has an AVERAGE lifespan of 14 + years.

You must be able to afford to care for his needs, food, treats, toys, litter and vet care as needed

You must promise to NOT de-claw him.

You must promise to give him at the very least ONE FULL MONTH (30 days) to get adjusted in your home. If you CANNOT promise to give him the FULL 30 DAYS required then please DO NOT respond to this post. It can take some cats longer than others to adjust. They deserve the time it takes to do that.

However, if after the FULL 30 DAYS you decide for one reason or another that he is just not a good fit for you and your family I will take him back without question.

Please CALL ME for more information or to set up an appointment to meet this very sweet kitty.

Thanks,

Meg

727-308-0923

Facts about GREY (SPECIAL NEEDS)

  • Breed: Russian Blue
  • Color: Gray Or Blue
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Medium

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

GREY (SPECIAL NEEDS), a Port Richey Russian Blue cat was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Russian Blue for sale in Port Richey, or seeking a Russian Blue cat from a breeder in Port Richey.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Port Richey already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Port Richey breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Russian Blue breeders who help with Russian Blue rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Port Richey paves the way for another one to be saved.