Recently, I had an FeLV kitty on here named Abbott. Well, guess what? Nevermind, I’ll tell you. He’s been adopted!! This is such wonderful news for an FeLV kitty that I thought I’d celebrate by showing you another FeLV kitty in the hopes that it will help him get adopted, too!
Crepes, you might say, aren’t you asking for a lot? Yes, of course, but I’ve learned that if you don’t ask, you don’t get. So on that note, World, meet Thatcher!
Peek a boo!
Thatcher is merely a kitten, but during his short time on earth, he picked up the FeLV, which means he has Feline Leukemia. Cats can live with it for many years, but unlike FIV, which is NOT transmissible to other cats via normal contact and grooming, FeLV IS transmissible to other cats via mutual grooming and sharing of fluids. Does this mean you cannot adopt Thatcher? Sadly, it rules you out for taking home this bundle of love if you already have FeLV negative cats. But, you’re still eligible if:
- you have other FeLV cats
- you have a dog or dogs
- you have no other pets
I’m pretty sure that means that at least 50% of the population still has room for Thatcher to come in and fill their homes with LoVE as well as just a touch of FeLV.
Thatcher loves other cats (but only from afar unless they too have FeLV), and he would do great in a home with children or kitty-friendly dogs. He’s a healer by nature and seeks out those who could use a little pick-me-up. And, best of all, he has that little smudge on his nose that you’ll always want to rub off but can’t so you’ll just end up petting him and falling asleep. Great, right?
To meet Thatcher, contact Save A Pet IL. They’ll give you all his details and probably even let you pet him. And rub his nose.
“Do you have a headache? I’ll take that away.” Thatcher.
Thatcher and Abbott – “Hey! Find me a home, too!!!”
Beautiful photos provided by Save A Pet IL.