Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Garfield...a sweet ol' lug needing a home!

A dear friend of mine takes care of a large colony at a Wendy's in Lexington. There are about 20 cats there and she has worked tirelessly to get them all spayed and neutered. The Wendy's is near a large, low income apartment complex so there is a constant trickle of new abandoned cats coming into the colony. Garfield is one of those...totally tame and sweet...just down on his luck. He has been living in the colony for awhile, and she was finally able to get him into a carrier last night. She brought him to my house to spend the night, and I was heartbroken after I spent a little time with him. He has cuts and abscesses and old wounds all over his face. His ears are full of mites and his eyes are swollen. He just meowed sadly and wanted to be rubbed and loved. He is not aggressive toward other cats, but was picked on and beat up constantly by the territorial cats. My friend came to get him this morning and took him to our wonderful vet to be neutered and cared for. Unfortunately, he tested positive for FIV. Cats can live long, healthy lives with FIV as long as they are kept inside and properly cared for. So, we are now trying to figure out what to do and hope that we can find him the purrfect person to give him a special, forever home. My amazing friend is willing to sponsor him for the rest of his life by paying for any vet care he needs in the future...what an awesome gift!!!

Garfield is the poster child for what happens to unneutered cats when they are left outside to fend for themselves. It is so sad, unnecessary and just not right! They all deserve so much better. Let's hope that at least this guy gets a happy beginning!



9 comments:

suziart said...

Since he tested positive, can my other cats contract it from him...they are all indoor, rescued, too. I just love this sweet guy.
let me know
thanks
suzi

Debby said...

Ah!!!! Poor little sweet thing. I am so thankful for special people like you.
Debby

Jill said...

What a big sweet boy! He certainly deserves a loving home ~ maybe with Suzi? Will be sending good wishes for him! ~ Jill

Ronna said...

Oh he's a dolly! So sweet. You are an angel. I hope he can find a good home. He deserves it.

Birgit said...

Hi Carrie,

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog -- I always enjoy getting feedback. :)

Gosh, Garfield's story made me all teary-eyed. I so hope he will get a good home.

Currently, I have a little giveaway on my blog which is open until April 24:

http://swappinghowdies.blogspot.com/2010/04/giveaway-paris-bookmark-calendar.html

Greetings from Munich,
Birgit
http://swappinghowdies.blogspot.com/

MyPinkTurtle said...

Bonjour Carrie and HAPPY bEARTHday to you! How's Garfield doing? Any development? I feel so sorry for him and do keep my fingers crossed that he finds a good home soon! Your little surprise has not been shipped yet, my darn car is at the garage again and I would rather ship it from Vermont than from Canada. Shoulb be ok tomorrow, will let you know when I do... Big hugs to you and Garfield, LuLu xxx

Ewa said...

This story is just so sad like story of my cat-Ruduś(he looked like Garfield).I hope he'll find a good,loving home.And You are really extraordinary!

MyPinkTurtle said...

Bonjour Carrie! How's Garfield? And how are you doing? Just showed G's picture to a friend who just fell in love with him... Oh, and with your work too! Have a great week! Hugs, LuLu

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