Our featured cat for The River's Purrfect Friday: Muffy
Here's what Dr. Jen had to say about Muffy:
Magnificent Muffy came to us in March of 2013 as a Feline Leukemia positive youngster that ended up at the Kent County Animal Shelter, bursting at the seams with loads of personality but a limited time due to her viral status. Sadly, the shelter cannot hold cats that are not easily adoptable for much longer than the required seven-day stray hold, but luckily our pal Amber emailed me and we made plans to get her squeezed on in to Big Sid's.
As cute and cuddly as they come, Muffy (born in June of 2012) is a dainty, darling little lady that won the hearts of every single volunteer within minutes of meeting her. In fact, during the time she was a Sid's Kid, she was quite a fan fave. I say WAS because on November 22, 2013 she officially became a Crash Cat! I have been making it a policy to retest every single cat that comes in as either a Feleuk or FIV-positive stray; with 120 cats, it is a time consuming process. So when it was Muffy's turn, she decided she was going to be the one to beat the odds and produce a squeaky clean, negative test! More than likely she had circulating antibody in her blood stream from recent exposure, but over time she cleared the virus from her system. This wonderful turn of events just goes to show you HOW DIFFICULT IT ACTUALLY IS for a healthy cat to pick up Feline Leukemia, as evidenced by her eight-month stay at our Sanctuary.
Since she is now a Crash Cat, she does have a much better chance of being adopted, simply because there is still a LOT of education and understanding that needs to be achieved with the general public about the two viruses. Her success story is sure to get the word out though, so this huge step in the right direction for Muff is also one for us as well on many levels. Given her contagious charm and stunning good looks, this girl won't last a hot minute! And whomever does decide to take her home with have adopted one of the most outgoing, gregarious, GORGEOUS little ladies ever!
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