Friday, 20 February 2015

Lion the cat needs a home

This is Lion.  He has quite the story.  One of our feeders in Côte Saint-Luc noticed a new cat where she was feeding.  When she spoke to him, he came over and rubbed up to her and let her pick him up.

Lion`s coat was totally matted from his head to his tail.  Our own  Shelley Schecter 
was told how friendly the cat was and asked how we could help.  She asked the CSL Hospital for Animals  he could go there until we found a home. Upon examination, it was discovered that he was already sterilized.   

Although very friendly, he was very  nervous and had to be sedated to be shaved to take the knots out of his fur.  When Shelley asked the woman who brought him in if she knew someone to take him, she said that there was someone who would adopt him on the condition he be snap tested to check for  Feline leukemia and Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).  Cats who are infected with FIV may not show symptoms until years after the initial infection occurred. Lion turned out to be FIV positive and the person who wanted him changed her mind. 

Some people who have FIV cats take in others with the same condition.   Lion has come from being abandoned, living outside, contracting FIV and now having no place to go.
We need your help in finding him the right home.  He is sweet and docile.  Look at that face! He has seen too much in his short life.

Castrated, vaccinated and de-wormed, he is at the CSL Hospital for Animals. He needs a break. Email