Meow! My name is Jasper
|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Orange Or Red (Mostly)||Age:||Adult|
I am already neutered, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with cats.
Jasper was found living outside amongst a feral colony that was being going to be trapped, neutered, and returned. When his rescuer approached Jasper, he immediately began licking her hand and confirmed there was not a feral bone in his malnourished body. He loves to give kisses and "talks" to you while he waits for his bowl of food to be filled. He loves to chase furry mice and his cat wand, and even though he prefers not to be picked up he does love to be close to someone and will lay by your side and near your chair. He lives with another cat buddy and appears to be very cat friendly, but loud noises send him into hiding. Jasper would love to be in a home where he can get lots of quiet attention and love. approx DOB October 2010
Jasper has tested positive for FeLV. It would be best for Jasper to be the only cat OR share a home w/other FeLV+ cats.
How is FeLV spread? http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/brochures/felv.html
Cats persistently infected with FeLV serve as sources of infection. Virus is shed in very high quantities in saliva and nasal secretions, but also in urine, feces, and milk from infected cats. Cat-to-cat transfer of virus may occur from a bite wound, during mutual grooming, and (though rarely) through the shared use of litter boxes and feeding dishes. Transmission can also take place from an infected mother cat to her kittens, either before they are born or while they are nursing. FeLV doesn't survive long outside a cat's body—probably less than a few hours under normal household conditions.
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Rescue Group Info...
Tenth Life is an animal welfare organization that provides another chance at life to injured and abused stray cats. Our focus is on felines with extreme medical needs or ongoing conditions that make it difficult for typical shelters to afford their care.
Stage one of our mission is getting needy cats off the streets of St. Louis and into caring Foster Homes, where they await their forever homes. Stage two´s goal is to open a shelter building that will house special-needs kitties in a cage-free, no-kill setting until they can be carefully placed in their forever homes.
Please visit our website, www.tenthlifecats.org
All potential adopters are required to complete a comprehensive application and interview, and will need to supply proper identification, as well as personal and veterinary references. Our adoption fee is $100 for kittens 6 months or younger, and $75 for any cat over six months of age. Our fee includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccines to-date of adoption, and a microchip. Once approved, all adopters are required to sign an adoption contract.
Tenth Life serves needy homeless cats in the St. Louis area, offering them much-needed medical care, love, and finding them permanent, loving homes.