Our featured cat for The River's Purrfect Friday: Morrissey
Here's what Dr. Jen had to say about Morrissey:
Back in January of 2012, this gorgeous orange tabby with 'got milk?' on his nose was found by Janice Rugg, out in Richland. Seems that this stray sweetheart found himself homeless in her apartment complex, and being a cat lover (and owner) herself, she couldn't let him fend for himself out in the elements. But, she was shot down on taking him in by her landlord and was even more upset when her vet told her that since he tested positive for FIV, he really shouldn't be introduced to her feline family anyway.
Now anyone who knows a bit about FIV, or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, knows that it is quite difficult to pick up; an affected cat has to bite another cat deep enough to penetrate the skin and transfer blood. A nice, mellow fellow like magnificent Morrissey here doesn't pose a bite risk, so a FIV cat and a non-FIV cat CAN cohabitate nicely together!
Born in February of 2009, this interesting-looking, quite intriguing cat brings a great deal of machismo and charm to Big Sid's. He is easy on the eyes, gentle on the outside and positively lovely on the inside. He was neutered prior to his rescue, but did have a nasty ear infection upon arrival; other than that, he is as healthy as they come and happy to strut his stuff! Why people dump off their pets like they are garbage never ceases to dumbfound me; thankfully we have the pleasure of taking wonderful cats like Morrissey into our program. We look forward to finding him a home of his own one fine day, but in the meantime will enjoy every single minute we have with him at our sanctuary!
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