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Our featured cat for The River's Purrfect Friday: D.C.


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

Early May, 2012 I received an email from a gal in Detroit who had taken in a cat she found on her porch one morning, near 8 MIle and I-75. Working for Furry Friends out of Brighton, she was hoping to be able to put him into their program, but when he tested positive for FIV, she had to seek alternate placement. Quite the sweetheart, she desperately wanted to be able to find a home for him in her area, but that didn't work out, so on June 19th, she drove on over to our part of the state, handsome hunk in tow!
Born in July of 2008 I would guess, this XL lovebug hasn't a mean bone in his well-muscled body, but someone took it upon himself to use him for target practice. When he arrived on June 19th, he needed a tooth extracted, the pellet removed from his left ear base and his ears treated, as he had a nasty case of ear mites and a secondary infection. One of THE NICEST BOYS ever, D.C. (short for Detroit City Kitty) is a teeny-weensy bit cross-eyed, so I suspect he has a tinge of Siamese in his lineage. Adorable as they come, he is the gentlest of giants, who is quite the social butterfly. It took him all of 2 seconds to get acclimated in his new surroundings, making fast friends with as many of the 128 other residents as he could. And does he LOVE people! In fact, one of my volunteers commented on the fact he almost head-butted her bloody as he simply couldn't get enough of her!
It is so exciting and fulfilling for me to see a cat like D.C. given the second chance he so deserves; it certainly wasn't his fault he was homeless and wounded, wandering aimlessly around a town overloaded with vagabond strays.I am so thankful that his rescuer Jackie was able and willing to make the trip to us in order to ensure that he had a better life, one where he has every chance in the world of being adopted out and landing in a home of his own. Cats as fantastic as D.C. should not be overlooked, so take the time to read up on FIV, email me with any questions, and make a point to come visit him; you will fall head-over-paws in love, I guarantee it! He is such a genuine gem of a cat!

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

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