Meow! My name is Bubba
|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Orange Or Red Tabby||Age:||Adult|
I am already neutered, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Hi, my name is Bubba. When I was just 3 years old, someone turned me in to the East Valley Animal Shelter as a stray. I had a massive wound on the side of my cheek. Lucky for me, a nice lady came along and said that she would save me and help find me a home. She had me neutered and vaccinated, and then she had me tested for FIV and FeLV. To her surprise, I came back FIV positive. When people hear that a cat is FIV positive, they usually walk away. They don't care what it is and immediately think that it's a death sentence for their cat. In fact, I have been adopted 3 times and returned because the families adopt me, take me home, fall in love, and then look up FIV. They all got scared of FIV and returned me. Eventually, my foster mom said that she would adopt me. She couldn't watch me be bounced from home to home! I still don't understand why FIV is bad because I'm 7 years old and I'm still going strong!
But, my happy ending only lasted about 2.5 years. One day, my mom left home and she didn't come back for almost a month. Sure, the people that were coming in to feed my other 4 legged friends (YES, an FIV positive kitty can live with other cats!) were great and they would give me lots of treats, toys, and yummy food, but I really missed my mom. Finally she came home and boy was she glad to see me! But the people that had been caring for us 4 legged animals kept coming back every night. They would scoop our litter, feed us, and give us lots of attention. Something didn't seem right with my mommy, but I couldn't figure out what. Then, about 8 months later, my mom left again and this time, she didn't come home. A nice lady, one of the people that had been caring for us felines, came and picked me and told me that my mom had passed away and that I would be going to a foster home. I've been there ever since. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my foster home...but what I really, really want is a forever home. Everyone tells me that I was my mom's favorite kitty...It's hard not to love me! I am 12 lbs of pure love. I have the best purr and I LOVE people! I will follow you around and purr non-stop. I love to sleep on the bed...especially if you'll let me sleep under the covers.
After my mommy passed away, my foster mom took me to the vet. The vet said that I had very bad teeth and she removed quite a few of them. But, no worries, I can still eat kitty food and I'm just as sweet as I was before!! An FIV positive cat like me can safely live with other cats because FIV is only spread if I bite another cat and my saliva enters their blood stream. That's pretty hard to do if you don't have many teeth!! I get along great with female cats and mellow, easy going male cats, but I AM dominant, so don't try to put me in a house where another kitty wants to be boss...that's MY job!
If you think you can offer me a wonderful home, please contact email@example.com. We would be happy to speak with you about FIV if you think Bubba has the right personality for you!
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Rescue Group Info...
Happy Strays Rescue is a non-profit rescue organization that cares for stray, abandoned and orphaned cats and kittens. Our rescues are often just babies who require bottlefeeding and hand rearing. Our cats and kittens are cared for in a network of wonderful foster homes while they wait for adoption.
We currently have many many cats and kittens ready for adoption! Because we do not have a shelter and our cats reside in foster homes they are only available to be seen at our adoption Saturdays. If there is a cat you would like to meet, please let us know so that we can make sure the kitty is at our next evemt.
Our cats are available for adoption every Saturday from 11 am-3:30 pm at the PETCOs in La Canada and Santa Clarita. Please see our website for details and directions.
Our fees are $100 and include spay/neuter, testing for Felv/FIV and all vaccinations. We have an adoption questionaire and contract to be signed. We do not allow de-clawing, but we often rescue declawed cats and have them available for adoption. If the adoption is not a good fit for the cat or family, pets may always be returned to us.