BENEFITING: RESALES FOR TAILS INC
This is Sonny.
Sonny is a young male cat that was found living with a colony of feral cats here in Cornelia. The caregiver of this colony noticed Sonny’s arrival to the colony about 2 months ago. After a short time, Sonny became willing to get closer and closer to the caregiver. Eventually after several weeks, Sonny allowed the caregiver to pet him and feed him individually. Obviously this cat was not feral. For reasons we will never know he had ended up out on his own trying to survive. Our caregiver was able to take Sonny to Cornelia Vet to be combo-tested a few days ago. Sadly, he tested positive for Feline Leukemia. Our first thought was that he would have to be euthanized because no one in our group could give him a home. A lady in our group decided to reach out to someone that she knows who gives FeLu cats a home so that they can live out the remainder of their lives in comfort. We didn’t expect this lady to have an opening, but she does and has agreed to take Sonny into her home. Her home is set up just for FeLu cats.
Now we had to make a decision. Do we spend the money to have Sonny neutered and provide caregiving money to this kind woman who gives FeLu positive cats a chance? This lady is very capable, but wants to remain anonymous. The cats live in a sanctuary, with lots of great fenced outside enclosures to roam. She cares for them, knows the vetting needs and stays with them until the end. But just like all of us caregivers, expenses are becoming more that she can handle on her own. She now asks for a donation when she takes in a new cat.
Finding out that there was indeed someone who was willing to give Sonny a home convinced us that we should help him live out his life with a special caregiver. His new mom picked him up Tuesday and sent us this note. “Very quick note to say that this sweet, handsome boy is home. So far, so good. He is far more good looking than the pictures showed him to be, and he seems to be a very docile, affectionate cat. When I let him out of the carrier, he climbed right in my lap and purred for all he’s worth. For now, he appears to be content and settling in nicely. I have to believe someone threw this cat away. If my early time with him is any indication of his personality, those people have lost out on a wonderful feline companion. Here’s hoping he can outrun the ill effects of the leukemia virus for a good long time.”
Sonny’s new mom will keep us up to date on Sonny’s health. We too hope that he can live a long life. We would like to raise $300 to help with Sonny’s current and future care. Any donation you can give will be appreciated and used wisely.