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FIV + Cats Incontinence Neurological Sight problems Misc

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Hola, my name is Big and I think Iím 7 years old. I used to be pretty big so thatís how I got my name. Iím not the big any more but everyone still calls me Big.

My Story
I used to live in Honduras on an Army post. I was pretty wild and just roamed the post fighting with any animal I ran across. Mostly I hung out at this bar with all the Army people. One day I wondered across the street to a little house where this Captain lived. She knew me from the bar so she gave me some food. After that I kept coming by, hanging out with my Captain, and eventually I moved in. One day it was time for my Captain to return to the States and she said to me, ďBig, Iím getting you out of here. Youíre coming home with me.Ē Because she kept getting deployed, she told me I would be living with her parents.

Living with my Captainís parents has been pretty good. But, there are a few problems that I should mention. When I got to America we learned I have FIV. I feel great and should live a full happy and healthy life, but that means I cannot interact with other cats because I could infect them too. Iíve been an indoor-only cat ever since. This hasnít been too bad except that my family has dogs Ö and I donít like dogs. At all. So the best my family could come up with was keeping me in their bedroom, and the dogs in the main part of the house. After almost 5 years, this living arrangement has started to get old for everyone. My family and I both agree it would be better if I could find a loving home without other pets that stress me out.

I do want you to know that I adore people and would sit on someoneís lap all day if theyíd let me. I just donít like other animals. What can I say? We all have our flaws. So, if there is anyone out there who is a cat person and is looking for the best TV and reading companion, Iím your guy. Just contact Stu Pflaum and let him know. 301/751-1265(c)

Gracias, Big

SPECIAL NEEDS: Meet Beeber! Someone in my neighborhood contacted me stating they had a cat who had problems with his eyes, and they needed help. When I arrived and saw his eyes I knew without a doubt nothing could be done; however, I took him to the veterinarian who confirmed my fears.

He also tested FIV positive but don't let this scare you! FIV can only be passed through cat-to cat transmission usually through a bite wound or a scratch, and Beeber has never bit or scratched, and occasional transmission at the time of birth. I contacted the owner to let them know the outcome, and they said they didn't want him back, so I took him in. He's a wonderful 1-2 year old neutered male who is up to date on his rabies shot. He sees shadows and does very well in the home. He is super loving and very friendly. He honestly doesn't let his vision problem affect his life. His personality shines every day in how sweet he can be, and he shows how even with a disability you can persevere and lead a wonderful and happy life!

Please contact Dawna Dove at 540-820-3358 if you are interested in providing Beeber a "fur"ever loving home. 

We are located in Rockingham County/Harrisonburg, VA

PERRY - Perry is a light orange tabby kitten close to a year old. He doesn't mind entertaining himself, but enjoys company for a nice scratch behind the ears and cuddles. When it comes to relationships, he's a patient guy who doesn't leap in paws first, if you know what I mean. With a little time he will bond with you through playtime. Perry loves to explore and find new toys. He's around a year old and will bring you years of happiness. Perry is positive for Feline Leukemia. Please do your research before adopting. Perry has been retested and is FLV/FIV NEGATIVE! All adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, and testing. Please contact with questions.

DEVIN - Devin is an adorable orange tabby kitten overflowing with love to share! He is around 6months old and knows how to make a toy out of anything: pencils, post-it notes, potatoes. If you're looking for some laughs and someone to liven up the party, think about inviting Devin. He is an adventurous cat, but he'll always make time for cuddles! Devin has tested positive for Feline Leukemia. Please do your research before adopting. All adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, and testing. Please contact with questions.

This is Jasper. He is currently 3 months old and was found on a busy freeway in the middle of the night. He loves to cuddle and take naps. He has a loud purr and talks back (the good kind). He loves dangling string toys and rolling toys. Jasper tested positive for FeLV. He injured his leg when we found him but the xrays confirmed no break or fracture. Everything looked normal and he is on his way to recovering from a strain. That doesn't break his spirits of being a happy kitten that explores his surroundings though. He needs a household preferably with no other cats. He is up to date on vaccines and needs a caring human to love. 


Chelsea Goetz

Bloomington, MN 


Incontinence - May Need to be OUTDOOR Cats
Lucas is a beautiful, sweet, mature, neutered, flamepoint siamese. He is partially incontinent from a tail-pull injury when he got outside several years ago. He has nerve damage at the base of his spine. His tail is intact, but he can only lift it partway. The vet felt leaving his tail intact would be fine, although he can probably not feel or move the lower 2/3. He has improved a lot since his initial injury; however, it appears he will never recover full use of his tail or bladder control. He's a wonderful cat and otherwise is completely healthy according to tests that were done to check. He is good about pooping in the litter box. He just pees sometimes in the "wrong" places.

He's pretty easygoing. He tolerates dogs and gets along well with most other cats. He loves attention, and he'll "talk" to you and give you head bumps and "kisses". He really wants to be outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and roll in the grass. I'd love to find him a home where he can be safely outdoors either in a safe yard or a large enclosure. Contact me if you think he's a good fit for you, and you would truly love and take good care of him for the rest of his days. I don't want him to be a reclusive barn cat, but a part of a loving family, which is what he truly loves.

If you are interested in Lucas, email me at . I am in the Houston area, but willing to drive a reasonable distance for the right home.

This is Queenie, a very sweet girl who has had a rough time.  She had a home but her tail was injured and she suffered nerve damage and her tail had to be amputated.  Unfortunately due to the nerve damage she can no longer empty her bladder on her own and it needs to be manually expressed every 12 hours.  Sheís such a good girl about it though and doesnít mind one bit and itís very easy to do.  

The nerve damage has also caused problems with her feeling when she has a bowel movement and she doesnít always hit the litterbox.  Needless to say she needs a very special home to understand her health needs, but she will repay you with her sweetness & unconditional love :)  She doesnít mind being around other cats that are calm and respect her space, but she is very afraid of dogs. 

If you would like to have this special girl in your life or have any questions, please contact Wendy with HART @


Blind Cats - Sight problems

I've had Greyson two years as a foster in Saint Louis Missouri. He is an awesome cat and needs a home! He is low key, ADORES laps, and could probably live with or without other cats. In 2014, when he first came to me, he had to have a large gash under his arm stitched up due to a suspected dog attack. Then on Christmas 2015, he somehow injured his eye which lead to a necessary enucleation of the left eye. He hasn't missed a beat though and has a loving, "always happy to see you" attitude! He can be shy at first with strangers but once he knows you, good luck peeling him off your lap! Contact me if you would like to meet him! He is listed through St. Louis Pet Rescue.

His Petfinder Listing:

Arbie is a special needs kitty who was rescued as a feral kitten by FURR (Feline Urgent Rescue and Rehab Waxhaw, NC) along with her mom and two brothers. When she was trapped she was in bad shape, extremely underweight for her age and looked like she may or may not make it. After significant vet care, lots of love and patience, Arbie survived, gained weight and became a real sweetheart. Unfortunately, when Arbie was going through her routine spay surgery she crashed and died on the table. The vet in a panic was able to bring her back but she was without oxygen to her brain for 3-5 minutes.

After much vet care and lots of love from FURR, Arbie is now able to function as a normal kitten with the exception of her being blind. She also has lost her ability to use the litter box though she does well using training pads. Arbie would do best as a single kitty in a home that is able to give her lots of love and attention. She has been spayed, had all of her shots and tested negative for feline aids, leukemia and heartworm.

If you would like to see how special she is, please call Terry Schultz for more information at 864-483-2444. 

Cats with Minor Disabilities - Skiddish, Diabetic, physical imperfections,  etc

Gallihad is a great lap cat and loves dogs. He is an amputee but is high functioning and is incontinent. He is very sweet and talkitive. Gallihad was found by animal control after he was hit by a car and was taken to our local animal shelter. Since he was so sweet the shelter raised money for his amputee surgery.   We are located in lower Michigan.

Madelyn Korn


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