Aug 12 2010

Our Beautiful Sunset

Beautiful Sunset

Beautiful Sunset

Meet Sunset! This adorable little calico girl is four-years-old. Sunset has had a tough time, up to now.  You see, she is one of the cats that was rescued by the Humane Society of the United States from some horrible living conditions in Montana, and was brought to Wayside Waifs.  Despite everything she’s been through, Sunset has not lost her loving nature, and she is very enthusiastic about demonstrating that!  When someone comes to visit her, she literally LEAPS into their arms and purrs up a storm.  And once you’ve got her, she doesn’t want you to let her go.  This sweet girl just want to be loved, and to love someone back. Now that she is at Wayside Waifs, Sunset’s life is much better, but she really needs a forever home.  Because she is so special, she also needs a special home.

Although Sunset has tested negative for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus), we know that she has been exposed to it. For this reason, Sunset will need to live in a home with no other cats, at least for the time being.  She needs to be retested in three months, and the Wayside Waifs will do that at no charge for the special family that gives this wonderful cat, who has already experienced so much hardship, a loving home.

Feline leukemia virus is a contagious, viral disease of cats. In addition to causing leukemia, it has been associated with various other types of cancer, anemia, and immune suppression leading to increased susceptibility to various infectious diseases.

Although cats may clear initial infection, there is no cure for persistent infection and FeLV is ultimately fatal.  Cats pass the virus between themselves through saliva and close contact, by biting another cat, through a litter box or food dish used by an infected cat.

Although cats like Sunset, who have been exposed to FeLV, tend to be difficult to place for adoption, Wayside Waifs is committed to saving as many lives as possible.  If you are interested in opening your heart and home to Sunset, please visit her at Wayside Waifs.  As part of our Feline Frenzy summer cat adoption special, Sunset’s $75 adoption fee is waived.  

Written by: Chris Dauten
Wayside Waifs Volunteer

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