Our featured cat for The River's Purrfect Friday: Ignatius
Here's what Dr. Jen had to say about Ignatius:
When Terrie Robbie befriended this handsome hunk of a cat (he was born in 2005 we think), she thought she would be able to place him easily enough on her own, as he was one friendly ball of fur! But, when he tested positive for FIV, she really had nowhere to turn...until she found us on Petfinder!
Our policy at our Sanctuary is that we will take in what we can, from our local area, when we have room. We have a specific head count limit that we adhere too, so unless our population is down a cat or two (which sadly usually means one of our precious babies has crossed the Rainbow Bridge) we cannot take on another FeLV or FIV cat. So when Terrie contacted us about placing him, we had to put his admission on hold for a bit. That time gave Terrie the time she needed to get him all ready to come into our program; neutered, vaccinated and socialized - though he didn't need much work in that last department!
Ignatius was another on of those cats that was initially assumed to be a female because he is just so darn pretty! Upon arrival on May 14th, 2010, he hopped right into his intake cage, where he would be free to come and go from as he felt comfortable with. Within a few days, he was not only out of the cage, but laying at the foot of it, door open, guarding it from anyone else taking over - too funny! One thing I have learned about this cat is that he is quite the talker! Oh my - he will let you know what he thinks before you even ask him - and I love that about him! It can be a bit off putting for some of the other well-meaning Big Sid's Kids who just want to get to know him, but if they can ignore his squawking, he let's them sniff around and he reciprocates! I just love watching the cat dynamic in play!
Thanks again to Terrie Robbie for stepping up and seeing to it that Ignatius had a home to call his own, even if Big Sid's may just be a resting spot for him on his journey to find a family of his own, like he once had a while ago.
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