I met Ocho in a school parking lot where he was drinking from an opened carton of kids’ lunch milk. He was starving, mangy, and not neutered. But he could still turn on the charm!
I called him Ocho because I decided to trust him loose in the car for the 8 minutes it would take to get to my exit. He snuggled in my lap all the way to the vet. Ten days later, his mange is almost gone, he’s neutered and he’s on the road to recovering from months of malnutrition. Little Ocho is FIV+, a very manageable condition. Get the facts about FIV at http://bestfriends.org/resources/fiv-cats-faqs.
Ocho has great teeth which means he is likely a young cat, and can live a long, healthy life. He just needs to be an indoor cat and perhaps an only cat, to minimize the risk of spreading FIV (FIV can’t be spread to humans or other species, just cats.).
My wonderful vet clinic will keep Ocho a few more days, until his mange is gone. Then he really needs somewhere to go! He’s getting a bit feisty and restless after a week and a half in the isolation room. But he’s still making friends at the clinic, where the techs wrote “Sweetie pie” on his chart.
Please contact Sandra at email@example.com if you are interested in adopting Ocho.
Thank you for reading about him!
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