Our featured cat for The River's Purrfect Friday: Jean-Clawed
Here's what Dr. Jen had to say about Jean-Clawed:
I adore this cat! As banged up as he came in to me originally a TNR cat through Focus on Ferals I took one look into those eyes and I knew he was something special! Probably one helluva 'street fighter', Jean-Clawed is ruggedly handsome, sporting some serious scars and battle wounds. Just like his namesake though, he is tough on the outside and gentle on the inside, though it took him a few days to realize that my hand meant affection and not abuse. The ear tip was acquired when he was neutered through the TNR plan, but the other wounds and scrapes he proudly acquired himself over years of living on the city streets.
Born in December of 2008 I guesstimate, I don't think this cat ever saw the creature comforts of a plush bed, let alone an indoor shelter; he seemed utterly thrilled to the gills when we gave him a huge cage of his own to get acclimated in, then decided after a bit that he wanted to be out and about socializing. Once neutered he didn't have that urge to fight anymore, and turned out to be a gentle lap cat, imagine that! Yes, you can say I am smitten with him, though I am NOT a Van Damme fan AT all, my son convinced me the name was purr-fect for this amazing cat!
Since he only picked up FIV while out on his own, and since he no longer is a fighter but a big lover instead, he makes a fabulously wonderful adoption candidate, so consider him when perusing our site for wonderful cats to take home and make your own!
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