BENEFITING: TREE HOUSE HUMANE SOCIETY
Garfunkel is quite the red-haired singer. He has a range of unique vocalizations, though he only meows when there’s someone to listen to his explanation. He definitely wants to tell you all about it!
Garfunkel was brought to Chicago Animal Care and Control by his elderly caretaker. She had been feeding him outside, and she was worried that he would freeze in the cold weather. Indeed, his ears already had frostbite. For over two weeks, she called every day to see if he had been rescued. He got sick, but he kept his sweet and goofy personality. Finally, after a long wait, he found a foster home and caught a ride out.
Garfunkel was ready to live it up in a foster home. He was excited to hang out with people, cuddle in bed, and eat! He ate over three cans of food on his first day. Since then, he’s gobbled up every piece of dry food he’s found. He definitely is happy to be inside and be around people.
While Garfunkel loves to be around people, he is fine observing or hanging nearby. While he’ll cuddle occasionally, he isn’t the type to need to be on a lap all the time. He has a big personality, but he never bites or scratches, even when getting medication. He is very interested in being brushed, but he’s not particularly excited about toys. He’s got a calm, sweet demeanor. He’s also very intelligent and quickly learns about things.
Unfortunately, this big boy is positive for feline leukemia. That means he should be an only cat or live in a household with other FeLV+ kitties. He has had bloodwork done, and everything looks fabulous right now. If he can’t find a home as a solo kitty or with other kitties, he will need to go to a sanctuary. Sanctuaries can cost a lot of money, because they require a donation that covers lifetime medical care for feline leukemia positive kitties. Donations will get him into a sanctuary and care for his ongoing needs. Please consider fostering, adopting, or donating for this gorgeous boy. He deserves a chance at happiness with a family, and his is personality deserves a chance to shine!