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My name is Julian - sad story!

American Shorthair Cat for adoption in Madison, Tennessee - Julian - sad story

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Julian - sad story's Story...
Julian is a nine year old grey and white tabby boy who has had a very sad and hard life. He spent his first year happily living indoors with his sister Flora. Then their family moved and abandoned both cats outside on the street. At six years old, a kind neighbor befriended Flora and she had her current litter in his garage. I rescued Flora and her kittens Whisper and Shadow. The neighbor adopted her Russian Blue kitten. I spent a week trying to catch Julian but he was far too shy and wary to go anywhere near my trap. After that I did not see him at all for three years.


About two weeks ago, I spotted Julian while walking my dogs and told him to just keep walking till he got to my porch, and if he was hungry, that there would be food there. Later that same day, I was astonished to find Julian standing on my front porch in front of the empty food dish, glaring at me indignantly. So I quickly filled the food dish and he has been eating from it every night since then.

Sadly, FIV is rampant on my street and I have never seen a cat with so many scars on his face as Julian. Some of them are even open and oozing. So this poor baby almost certainly has FIV and possibly leukemia as well with those open wounds. He looks absolutely pitiful and miserable. He moves slowly as if his body hurts him. But he wants help. He keeps looking at me as if he is begging for help.

Julian has received enough donations to cover his initial vet work! We are in the process of trying to catch him now and are hoping to have that done in time for his appointment this Friday, March 9th. Will post his medical results then!

Facts about Julian - sad story

  • Breed: American Shorthair
  • Color: Gray, Blue Or Silver Tabby
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Julian - sad story, a Madison American Shorthair cat was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a American Shorthair for sale in Madison, or seeking a American Shorthair cat from a breeder in Madison.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Madison already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Madison breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even American Shorthair breeders who help with American Shorthair rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Madison paves the way for another one to be saved.