Meow! My name is Tuck
|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Black & White Or Tuxedo||Age:||Adult|
I am already neutered, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Tuck is now with Pawsitively Cats, a no-kill rescue in Tucson. Contact Pawsitively Cats online at http://pawsitivelycats.org/.
Tuck arrived at a feral colony in May, drawn to the steady supply of food and fresh water provided by ALF volunteers. Before long he let us know that he's a tame cat, so we brought him in for placement. Tuck is SO happy to be off the streets, living safely inside again. He's likely another victim of loss of housing, and was left behind to fend for himself. No "Found Cat" ads have been answered, and Tuck does not have a microchip.
He is, however, already neutered, and quite the lover boy! Very gentle, and got along quite well with the cats in his colony. He's also unconcerned with the other dogs, cats, and people at Petco where he was tested and vaccinated.
Tuck is about 3 years old, and in good health, just waiting for that special someone to give him a promise of unconditional love. Someone who won't move away and leave him behind. Who will keep him safely inside at all times, and commit to him through any changes that life brings about.
He tested negative for Heartworm and Feline Leukemia, but does show a positive on initial FIV testing, though Tuck shows absolutely NO symptoms of this condition. This is possible if he was vaccinated against FIV at some point in the past, but without an owner coming forward to provide his medical history, there's no way to know if it's due to a prior vaccination. A more in-depth Western Blot test can be performed by most vets. This is not required.
Cats with FIV can live long and healthy lives, and the disease may never become active. They should be fed a high-quality diet to support a healthy immune system.
They should be inside-only cats. They can live with other cats who are also positive, or with docile cats where there is no fighting. FIV is spread through sex (which he won't be having), and deep, penetrating bite wounds. These types of wounds typically occur with territorial fighting between unneutered tomcats. FIV is not spread through any type of casual contact, like sharing litter pans and food or water, or even grooming each other and playing.
More information can be found at http://www.bestfriends.org/theanimals/petcare/cats_fiv.cfm.
Please submit an online adoption application if you would like to meet Tuck. If you are unable to adopt at this time, please consider making a donation to help us continue to care for cats such as this one. We do not recover any costs associated with spaying and neutering, and often treating illness or injury, and the lifelong feeding of many other cats who are not as lucky as this one. Click here to make a donation to ALF. Thank you for your interest in helping homeless animals.
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Rescue Group Info...
ALF is based in Tempe, Arizona. We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization who provides TNR (trap, neuter, return), and life-long care of feral and community cats. We serve as an advocate for the ferals, and a link to the rescue community.
Animal Loving Friends believes that we - as a rescue community - will never adopt our way out of overpopulation and euthanasia; the root cause of the problem has to be fixed: unaltered free-roaming animals. The number of births we prevent by spaying and neutering homeless cats directly contributes to adoption achievements, by keeping approximately 1,000 animals every year out of adoption and kill shelters. This means there is space for 1,000 more to be saved by adoption groups. It is commonly stated that every animal you adopt saves two, the one you adopted and one more who can take the available space. Every cat that ALF fixes, saves 9 more from facing danger and the likelihood of dying a sad and lonely death.
On rare occasions, we foster tame animals while they await adoption. All of our adoptable pets are tested, vaccinated, spayed or neutered. We strive to find loving, responsible forever homes for pets, so that they will never know hunger or danger again. We do not have a shelter facility and do not accept animals from the public.
Overpopulation of homeless animals leads to the needless suffering and deaths of over 4 million animals each year. Please spay and neuter all your pets and urge your friends and family to do the same. If you are feeding stray cats, please contact a low-cost clinic today to schedule spay and neuter appointments.
If you'd like to help, or donate food or vet services, please email alfrescue @ hotmail.com for information. Donations are tax-deductible.
Visit us on the web at http://ALF.Petfinder.com
By appointment; adoption application required.
Adoption Application must be completed. A donation will be required at the time the Adoption Contract is signed.
SouthEast Valley of the Phoenix Metropolitan area, Maricopa County, AZ