I am already neutered, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, not good with kids, not good with dogs, and good with cats.
Hi ... my name is "Freddy" and I would like to take a moment to tell you a little about myself. I am truly a misunderstood cat but I so deserve to live, love and be loved. First of all, allow me to point out how handsome I am :) As well, I have a new pal, his name is Teddy. OK, I'm getting ahead of myself here. Where do I begin?
A PAWS member had been feeding me for quite some time. Before I knew it, she worried about me spending the night out in the cold winter temperatures in January (2005). She brought me in, offered me some dinner and called PAWS to see where to go from there. The next day she accompanied a PAWS volunteer to the vet where I was to be neutered (yikes!) and a bunch of other stuff that I didn't really understand. I wasn't happy and I let them know it. I guess they gave me a needle while I was 'under' because when I woke up they were very concerned. Apparently, after many months of living outside (I think someone irresponsible left me behind - it's been a while so I don't remember) I came into contact with something called FeLeuk. Yup. My blood test says so. They even did something called DNA. OK, so what were they supposed to do? Most 'others' would have just given me another needle and taken my life. NOT PAWS! Nope. They have provided me with a special place away from the other cats in their shelter where I will live until someone VERY SPECIAL (without other cats or with other Feleuk positive kitties) adopts me.
In the meantime, I understand there are a few other kitties with this same problem who might be joining me in an 'isolation wing' that they are working hard to raise money for. It's going to be expensive so if you can help - we would really appreciate it. Heck, if you'd like to just adopt me I'll chat you up a storm and I might even like to bring Teddy along with me. He's kinda cool - have a peek - his picture is on this special website too :)
Bottom line? Although I have tested positive for FeLeuk it only means I have been exposed to this illness. I only have a 25% chance of actually developing the illness (I have what is called a 'compromised immune system') and that is according to the vet! What it really comes down to is that Teddy and I need a home without other kitties or with others like us. C'mon folks! Why not adopt us? We're a lot of fun and we promise to behave too!
My pal Teddy and I would like to thank PAWS for not giving up on us when everyone else did. What a special organization! If you can't adopt us ... why not sponsor us? Thanks!
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Freddy and Teddy have both had blood work done which has confirmed that they have been exposed to Feline Leukemia but in the right environment could live out full kitty lives. These boys are fully vaccinated and de-wormed in addition to being neutered.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-491-CATS (2287) for more info.
If you are unable to adopt this/these precious feline(s) but would still like to sponsor him/her, kindly forward a much-needed donation (which is fully tax deductible as PAWS is a registered charity) to PAWS - 2300 Lawrence Avenue East, Box 73039, Toronto, ON Canada M1P 2R2 - please note that we are managed exclusively by volunteers and each and every dollar received is used to help the animals. Our charity number is BN 88916 5577 RR0001 and we have been 'Bringing Pets and People Together ... Since 1972" ... thank you for helping us to help those who cannot help themselves!