Waldo is a special boy who deserves a special home! Waldo loves company throughout the day. He will sit next to you as you get ready in the morning, as you drink your morning coffee. He will let you hug and squeeze him and pick him up. Although a pretty mellow guy, he likes to play with his string and rubber platypus toy which he will hit around the room and pounce on like he's a jungle cat. He eats extremely well (almost too well) and has been very healthy. He gets along with all people who have met him. He will sleep next to your head or at your feet on the bed at night and in the morning. But warning: he sometimes snores!
Waldo came to PAWS with a thyroid condition that meant his body was working overtime, but he's feeling so much better now after some medication! His thyroid levels are now under control and he'll need to continue taking a small pill daily to stay healthy. Giving Waldo his meds is extremely easy, because he eats the pill in his food every meal. He's a good boy about it and takes his pills without a problem. He'll still need someone who can take him to the vet regularly to check his bloodwork to monitor his thyroid levels (which can be done affordably at the PAWS clinic).
If you are interested in adopting this kitty, please email the foster parent at firstname.lastname@example.org
Waldo could live with other cats if they like to just coexist - he's not much for playing with other kitties.
Waldo is FIV positive, which is not a problem at all! FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) is a lifelong condition in cats. It is a common virus can affect a cat's immune system over a period of years. FIV positive cats most often full, healthy, and normal lives with relatively few symptoms. FIV cannot be spread to people or dogs, and is extremely rare to transmit between cats. Cats with FIV can live with other cats without a serious risk of transmission.
Learn more about FIV here: http://bestfriends.org/resources/fiv-cats-faqs
Waldo is a dashing fellow- he's also one of our PAWS 2017 calendar models! More pictures of Waldo:
Age: 2 to 4 years
Reason for surrender: found stray
Animal ID#: A31321078
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(updated AW 11/17/16)
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