This animal is posted as a rehome, which is a service outside of Cat's Cradle to help owners find new homes for their animals. If interested, contact Ashley Gaumond at 540-885-2299.
From his finder:
A stray cat (neutered male, dark gray) found his way to our homestead about a month ago. He never approached, and we assumed he was a neighbor’s cat. However, in the last day he has made himself at home under our side porch and loudly asked for some food. I have been feeding him Purina Naturals (dry). He is very friendly to humans and animals (we have cats, dogs, poultry, etc., and he is at ease with all). He loves to be “loved on.” I took him to Westwood Animal Hospital today to have him checked out. He is considered to be- at most- 4 years old and is likely younger. He was given a rabies shot and tested negative for FeLV. However, he tested positive for FIV. He is thin and shows a bit of wear from ticks/fleas but is otherwise fine. Our cats are indoor/outdoor, and we cannot keep him, unfortunately. We want him to have a chance at finding a forever home, however. I have named him Templar for the time being. The SPCA will not take him, and the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center will immediately put him down because of his diagnosis. You can reach me by e-mail or by phone 540-885-2299. Please leave a message if I am not home.
If animals are listed as a rehome, they are posted as a service outside of Cat's Cradle's foster system to help owners find new homes for their animals. You will need to contact the owner directly. These animals are not part of our foster system. The owner's contact information will be listed in animal description.
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