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Help For the Homeless Pets: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The money was used to purchase food for the sponsored pet.

The money was a tremendous help as this particular pet has been in our care for years due to his special needs, and the food we were able to buy with the donation will last three months.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

My name is Sunny, although Garfield would be a fitting name for me too. I am a very large cat weighing in at 19 lbs. I love dogs; in fact, at my foster home I am the only cat and there are a bunch of dogs. I love to visit the dogs and play with them. My life has not always been this good. I had a home when I was a kitten and then my family moved away and left me behind. I became a feral cat who ran around the neighborhood until I walked into this humane cat trap and I was taken to be neutered and have the wounds on my head from all of my past fights treated. I needed to be kept in for a few days afterwards to recover from all of that, and to my rescuers’ surprise, I wasn’t a feral kitty any more!

I love to be petted, scratched, cuddled, and held. I love to play with toys and sit on my cat tree and I am very good with using my litter box. Since I do have a history of fighting, I need to be an only kitty. I do have a very big meow and use it when I want something like attention or food. I am positive for FIV and will never be allowed out of the house as I can infect other kitties. FIV will not infect people and I can live a normal cat life. I have been examined by a vet many times and there are no signs of FIV except for my blood test. Unlike HIV, FIV requires no treatment in cats. I just need to be kept in the house away from other kitties and if I get an infection I need to be given antibiotics to help me fight it off; otherwise I am like any other cat.

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