Thursday, September 20, 2012


Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week 2012

Are we still talking about this mom???

mom: yep - until people realize that FIV is NOT a death sentence and that they can live with other cats (so long as the FIV cat isn't a biter)

OK - so who do we have???

Otto: Domestic Short Hair-Black, Cat; Dublin, OH  This is Otto who is available through Colony Cats.
"This big boy was brought to a vet hospital after a client of the hospital saw him being thrown from a car. He was kept overnight to make sure he did not have injuries. Now neutered with sparkling teeth (he has had a dental cleaning) he is looking for a home of his own. Sadly he has tested positive for FIV. FIV positive cats can live happy and healthy long lives in a home enviroment. The staff at the hospital say he is the nicest cat that they ever had at the clinic. He loves to be handled and enjoys children."
(and mom thinks looking at his Petfinder page that he may be living with Miss Beckie)

Tails from the Foster Kittens has a new feature......they are interviewing fosterer(erers....) about their experiences. And us and mom got to be first!!! Go check it out......

Oh hey - and Miney that we featured yesterday was picked by the rescue to be THEIR pick of the day too (nope - that was totally unplanned - we swear) and that makes her adoption fee $10. Know anyone looking for a cute deaf house panther in O-hi-O??   MOL


  1. I have noticed that FIV and FeLV testing isn't commonly done over here unless there's a problem with the cat or upon request. Even my bunch of cats haven't been tested. They aren't biters nor do they go outdoors nor will I throw them out if somecat tested positive.
    How important is it that I have them tested, in your opinion (the test is pretty expensive here)?

  2. Otto is such a handsome boy and we are purring for his "new" family to come in and find him so they can take him home furever.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. He is a pretty boy and what kind of evil monster would throw a cat from a car? Karma. That's all I have to say on that

  4. That is so great that Miney got to be cat of the day. We sure hope she gets a really good home.We will go read your interview. That sounds like a great idea to interview people that do the fostering. Take care.

  5. talk about the universe trying to talk to someone about Miney

    It was an honor to have you as the inaugural interviewee. thank you so much!!

  6. Re: how important is Felv/Fiv testing.

    two schools of thought. A) it is kind of expensive. I have no idea how much the base cost of it is, but to get a vet to do it is probably minimum $50. for a shelter that is tight on money that is money that is better spent on food.

    But B) knowledge is power. If you adopt out an fiv or felv positive cat with out disclosing it, you quite often get a very upset public. is it worth the risk to your reputation? *shrug*

    I personally think it is better to know because a + cat can be kept indoors, keep stress to a minimum and discussions can be had about nutrition etc.

  7. One word why we can't have an FIV+ cat here: Binga! :-( Otto sounds very cool.

    P.S. I LOVED your interview!

  8. FIV/FeLV testing: it isn't cheap. When the crew here had to be retested last spring, we got the "quantity" discount (the vet thought it was funny - mom not so much though she appreciated the discount) and it was $35 per cat.

    If it is just your cats in a closed community, then we don't think it is necessary. Shelter cats are tested: FeLV is contagious in common areas. FIV is harder to catch, but the test can be done at the same time so most do. Connie is right - for adoption purposes, it is pretty necessary.

  9. Wesa loved that posts. Wesa are having mama also start following the bloggy that you were interviewed on. That was enjoyables for us'uns to read.
    Much Luvums,
    Mama Mindy & The Slimmer Purrsibs
    Socks, Jack, Percy, Luna, & Golden

  10. We read your interview! it was great!
    Here's hoping Miney and Otto find their forever homes fast!!

  11. Thank you for the reminder that all pets need love especially our special needs ones!

    Thanks for the post and wishing all the special pets loving homes!


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