I’ve been rather overwhelmed with work, travel, and sick cats lately, so I haven’t had the time or energy to write significant science blog posts — this will change soon! In the meantime, I thought I’d ask people to spread the word about a foster kitty we’ve taken in that we’re hoping to adopt out to somebody within reasonable distance of Charlotte, NC. We have named this amazingly sweet cat “Tiny,” as he weighs roughly 19 pounds!
About 2 weeks ago, my wife took our kitty Fluff to the vet for laser treatment of his teeth*. While she was there, she met Tiny, who had been dumped off in a cat carrier in the middle of the night at the vet’s office. Tiny was obviously somebody’s housecat — he’d been declawed in the front, and he just *adores* people. I’ve been able to even scratch his soft belly, which any cat-lover knows is a pretty rare thing.
Our vet’s office doesn’t handle adoptions, and the local humane society shelter was full, so Tiny was scheduled to be send to the city’s “kill” shelter. Because he is such a friendly and loving cat, we couldn’t let that happen, so we’re fostering him until we can find him a forever home.
For those who love cats that like to cuddle, Tiny would be a perfect fit! The only concern is that he is very scared of other cats, and would probably fit best in a house as the only cat or maybe one other.
Tiny has had all of his shots, is neutered, and tested negative for FIV. He has a wonderfully soft coat of fur and loves to be petted and brushed. He is estimated to be about five years old and will have a long and happy life in the right home! We are managing the adoption through our friends at S.O.S. Feline Rescue (also on Facebook), who will handle the adoption fee and application. You can contact them directly, or you can contact me and I will put you in touch with S.O.S.
If you’re looking for a wonderful and friendly feline, please consider Tiny! We really need to find him a home — since he’s afraid of our other cats (and we have 9 at home, so it’s hard to avoid them), he’s spent most of his time locked in a relatively small room, which he is not terribly fond of.
* Fluff has an autoimmune disorder that results in him getting painful gum swelling. Laser treatment can more or less remove that pain. Our cats get anything they want!