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


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

Fabulous, friendly little Franchette, born in October of 2008, ended up at the Kent Co. Humane Society through no fault of her own. Sadly, when they went to put her adorableness up for adoption, they discovered she was positive for the feline leukemia virus, and so they contacted us to see if we could take her into our sanctuary. Luckily, we had actually recently adopted out several of our wonderful Sid's Kids, so we had room to take this darling girl in. Now, this lovely little lady lived harmoniously with the other Sid's Kids from April of 2009 until December 19th, 2011, when I thought to re-test her while at the clinic for a work-up.
CHRISTMAS MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!! The feisty, free-spirited Franchette is NOT Feleuk positive!! Now, whether she was not truly positive when tested elsewhere or she fought the virus off so it didn't take hold in her system, we will just never know. But what I do know, and an outside lab confirms, is that she graduated from a Sid's Kid to a Crash Cat literally overnight! This means two things:
  1. She is more easily adoptable since she is virus-free
  2. It is NOT easy to pick up FeLV or FIV, even living with a hundred or so FeLV- and FIV-positive cats for two and a half years! So those non-believers need to re-assess and re-evaluate how they view and do things, as Feleuk is not an immediate death sentence, and you can live with it, work around it, and deal with it.
Within minutes of landing at Crash's, Franchette was taking the place by storm, which I had no doubt she would. She may be tiny, at just over seven pounds, but she is a whirlwind of energy and light, a dynamo that knows no boundaries. I also have no doubt that she will now finally be scooped up and adopted, as what is not to love about this gem!!!

Current residents
Crash's: 124
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Since opening in Oct. 2002
2202 Adoptions
(221 from Big Sid's!)