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Our featured cat for The River's Purrfect Friday: Chessie


Here's what Dr. Jen had to say about Chessie:

Some cats are just so cute and charming that you want to pinch their cheeks or gently poke their button noses; such is the case with my girl Chessie! Born in the summer of 2004, she came to us back on St. Patrick's Day in 2007 from Rockford resident Andrea Montgomery. She had one heck of a nasty ear mite infestation and subsequent infection when she came to us. I battled her issue for months before I got it under control, only to discovered a bit down the road that she also had an ear polyp that was causing recurring infections-yikes! But Chessie takes her ear flushes and meds well and has been nothing but a trooper through it all. I still do not have her issues 100% solved, but they are manageable and do not prohibit her getting adopted in the least. In fact, to anyone who does fall head over heels for her (which is easy enough to do) and agrees to take her home, any and all follow-up ear-related care is on the house!
Ches gets along well with everyone, and her petite size makes her the purr-fect lap companion. She is playful and outgoing, but quite mellow and laid back, so I could visualize her in a household with maybe another cat, a couple of recliners, a fireplace and a big bay window! Come meet this lovely lady and see for yourself what a fabulous feline friend she would be!

Current residents
Crash's: 124
Big Sid's: 126

Since opening in Oct. 2002
2202 Adoptions
(221 from Big Sid's!)