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Our featured cat for The River's Purrfect Friday: Sassi
Here's what Dr. Jen had to say about Sassi:
I first heard of Sassi's situation via an email from her foster mom, Jeanne Crosby, on August 17th, 2011:
I am currently fostering an FIV-positive momma and her kittens. Unfortunately, the rescue that I am working with does not place FIV-positive cats up for adoption and their policy is to have the cats euthanized. I am trying to save her. She is affectionate and cuddly but does not like dogs at all, therefore she has to remain sequestered in my house as she has attacked my toy dog:(
Well, I totally agreed with Jeanne, but at the time, we had no room at our Sanctuary, so I put her on our waiting list. Happily, on September 20th, Jeanne made the trek from Lansing to hand-deliver this sweetheart to us. Sassi was initially a bit put-off at sharing our intake room with other kitties, but after only a few days, she was romping around the room with them, having decided playtime was fun and these furry friends weren't so bad:)
Keeping her in a crate indefinitely is not an option; she deserves better than that anyway. Please contact me if you can take her.
Immediately after arriving at Big Sids, Sassi (born in September of 2008) starting making human friends, initially drawing them in with her fabulous-looking face and then winning them over with charm just oozing out of her pretty little pores:) At seven-and-a-half pounds, she is a petite little lady, but let me tell you, she has crammed about three times that weight of personality into that gorgeous little body of hers!
Since Sassi isn't a biter, there is no risk of transmitting FIV to other cats, so she could be placed into a home with non-FIV kitties. But, until then, we are happy to keep her here with us where she can saunter around sweet talking the volunteers into cuddling her constantly and loving every minute of it!
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