Courtesy Post: Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue is helping facilitate the adoption of this cat. We take no responsibility for the health and medical records of this cat. It is the responsibility of the owner and adopter to discuss this. Cerci is not in a Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue foster home but residing with her caretakers in Lodi, CA while being placed in her new home.
This precious little kitty girl has had quite some upheaval in her relatively short life. Nobody knows exactly where she came from. She was born into a neighborhood were people basically abandon their cats. About two years ago, she was found outside soaking wet by a woman and her daughter. She wore a collar but didn’t have a microchip. Since nobody came forward to claim her, they took her in, but mainly kept her outside in the yard.
About 5 months ago, the woman was dealing with health issues, and the daughter moved out, so they completely turned Cerci out to let her fend for herself.
Cerci wandered over to the yard of a kind couple who are currently her caretakers. They took her to the vet to get her updated on her shots, found her to be healthy and between 3-5 years young, but sadly were told that she tested positive for feline leukemia. Before you dismiss this little lady because of this condition, please read the following information about this virus:
Feline Leukemia Virus is a disease in cats that can cause anemia and lymphoma, among other illnesses. The virus can also suppress the cat’s immune system affecting their ability to fight off bacteria.
FeLV positive cats may live many years in a healthy state. A little more than half of the cats that test positive for the virus develop antibodies and are able to fight it off. A little less than half of the adult cats that test positive for FeLV will succumb to the disease.
FeLV is commonly transmitted through saliva. Therefore mutual grooming, nose-to-nose contact, and shared food and water bowls can be sources of infection. It takes large amounts of virus to infect an adult cat, so usually prolonged contact or a bite is necessary for transmission. Vaccinating against FeLV helps to control the spread of the virus.
FeLV cats should be kept indoors, both to protect them from exposure to disease, and also to prevent them from spreading FeLV to other cats.
The reason Cerci is up for adoption is not because her caretakers are concerned about her condition, but because they are moving out of state at the beginning on November. They are not able to take her along, and so we are posting her in the hope of finding someone who would love to take this little kitty and give her a permanent, loving home. Of course, she will need to be kept indoors only.
She is a healthy girl with a good appetite and great litter box habits. She must have been someone’s cared-for pet at one point because when she came into her caretaker’s home, she immediately made a beeline for their bed, which is still her favorite sleeping spot. So if you like having a little soft kitty body as a foot warmer, please consider adopting this sweet girl. She will make someone a very charming, soft kitty companion.
If you would like more information about Cerci, please contact Frauke at 925-784-8244 or email@example.com or send an Adoption Application.
Please note that Cerci is not in a Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue foster home but residing with her caretakers in Lodi, CA while being placed in her new home.
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