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

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

In October of 2011, I got a very nice email from a gal who pulled a cat from the Barry County Animal Shelter who had tested positive for Feline Leukemia. Since there is often nowhere for cats with the virus to go within most public/county-run shelters, euthanasia is oftentimes the outcome. Jessica couldn't bear to see that happen, so she boarded Liza, a pretty little girl, in the fall of 2009 at her vet's office while she looked for help for her. It took 6 weeks from start to finish, but thankfully on November 29th, Big Sid's was finally able to welcome Liza into our furry fold!
Lively, lovely and laid back, Liza fit in like she had been with the other Sidizens for her entire life. She was quick to learn the ropes (or shall I say the stairways, catwalks and perimeter playground), enjoying herself to the fullest as she explored her new two-story home. She is an easy-going, easy on the eyes girl who thrives on attention and gives back affection unselfishly in return. I can't imagine why anyone would give this girl up or let her go, but I am so thankful that Jessica made it her goal to save her life and give her a second chance!
But her story has started a new chapter, as on August 1st, 2013, Liza needed dental work at the vet clinic, and I thought to re-test her; LIZA TESTED NEGATIVE for Feline Leukemia! Always one to be cautious, I submitted another blood test, and that too came back negative; lovely Liza had cleared the virus from her system and was no longer harboring it! And, living with cats carrying it didn't affect her either, proving that the virus itself is FAR MORE DIFFICULT to transmit than most people think. So after I pulled some problematic teeth I happily sent her down to Crash's to join the ranks of 129 other cats who were ready to welcome her into their furry fold!
Being as adorable and outgoing as she is, Liza will have a much easier time getting herself adopted now. As I look back on this unexpected turn of events, I am even more thankful now for the efforts of her guardian angel Jessica, who wouldn't give up on finding a safe place for her. Because of her selfless actions two years ago, Liza is alive and ready for this new adventure that will certainly land her in a home of her own!

Current residents
Crash's: 108
Big Sid's: 118

Since opening in Oct. 2002
2565 Adoptions
(240 from Big Sid's!)