Cat for Adoption
Like many of the kitties from the Group of 40,
I too was named after an artist. I am a gorgeous white and yellow cat,
although it's hard to see at the moment. I used to be as handsome and
bushy as Willy,
but because I was outside a lot longer, I got quite sick and pretty
scrawny. I came inside just the nick of time, as I was pretty sick. I
had a bad upper respiratory infection, cuts all across my nose. My tail
had a huge gash in it, but luckily the antibiotics helped it heal, and
I did not lose my tail. When I went to the bathroom, the urine got
tangled in my long thick matts, keeping my bottom permanently wet -
even in the sub-zero weather. My bottom and hind legs were such a mess,
that they were completely shaved clean, and I now have a bare bottom.
(Please do not look if you come to visit me, as I am a little
self-conscious about my bare bottom.....) The vet combed out hand-fulls
of matts while I went in to get the antibiotics and care that I needed.
In fact, the vet probably saved my life. I was really not feeling well,
and was pretty exhausted from always being cold, wet and hungry. When
my rescuer put some food into a carrier for me, I went in and she
closed the door. As soon as the door closed, I lay down in exhaustion,
and looked at her saying "what took you so long to help me"? I was
rushed to vet for immediate attention, and I am slowly getting better.
I have been enjoying the warmth, the regular food, and the rest that I
really needed. Sadly, the vet determined that I do have FIV, so I will
likely need to be an only cat, or be a companion cat to another FIV+
cat. Other than that, I am healthy now, and I am starting to look like
my former handsome self. My coat is looking thicker and cleaner again,
and I am regaining energy. I am approximately four years old. I have
been neutered and vet checked, and am now ready for a long-term foster
home, or to be adopted into a permanent home.