Today we have a special treat! Okay, maybe it’s not so special, but I’m happy about it. Today’s Shelter Sketch is by yours truly: ME! I’m trying to get in more drawing apart from my design work, and I thought this was the perfect opportunity. I chose an extremely personal subject too – meet one of our current fosters!
Storm was a scrawny little thing when she was first brought to us by Ash’s dad, who found her wandering around his neighborhood for weeks before she started exploring his porch. She was so hungry that she didn’t care how close she got to people, she just wanted food. And shelter. And love. Ash and I couldn’t say no to her sweet, pleading face, and because she was more of a stray than a feral, we took her in as a foster in hopes of finding a home for her.
Her story doesn’t end there. When we did a combo test on her, we discovered she was positive for FIV. There are some vets out there, and some groups, who wouldn’t think twice about putting her down because of it (and often times, that’s the default thing to do for TNR cats), but fortunately for her, we wouldn’t allow that. Cats with FIV, it has been discovered, can live a long and happy and healthy life with the right family, the right diet, and enough TLC. Obviously she will need to be an indoor only cat. FIV can only be transferred between cats through the body fluids which means the only way she could really transfer it to another cat is through a deep, penetrating bite wound. This is highly unlikely in a well settled household of cats but to be safe, we are trying to find her a home where she will be an only cat, or have siblings who are also FIV+.
To learn more about FIV, please take the time to read this great article from BFAS: “FIV: Catching a Bad Case of Rumors”
Storm is incredibly sweet and very playful. She loves playing with string and chasing balls of paper across the room. She goes crazy for catnip toys. She LOVES to headbutt and cuddle against you, and she’s a full-grown cat but she’s absolutely tiny. A perpetual kitten. Storm is already spayed and up to date on her rabies and FVRCP.
This cat lived her life on the street – she used to belong to someone and they threw her out. Who knows how long she wandered around before Ash’s dad finally found her. So we have taken up her cause. She’s had several people interested in her, but because she’s a special needs kitty, nobody has come forward yet and she sits and waits patiently for that one person to come take her to her forever home. Are you that person?
I Love Rescue Animals
Round Rock, TX 78681
Please use the contact form at the bottom of the site if you’re interested in Storm.