Adopting a rescue or shelter cat is an amazing way to make a difference in an animal’s life. These cats spend long periods of time waiting for loving furever homes and are often overlooked due to age, health problems, or appearance. It takes a special person to adopt a shelter or rescue cat— and it takes a real angel to adopt two of them.
One kitty named Theo was waiting to find his purrfect family. He was staying at the Purrfect Pals adoption center and had been diagnosed with Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).
For those who don’t know, FIV is a condition that attacks a cat’s immune system. According to Pets WebMD, a cat that is infected may not show symptoms for years. However, in time, their immune system is slowly compromised making them increasingly vulnerable to various types of sickness.
With great care, an FIV cat can live a normal and happy life. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misconceptions surrounding the condition, which means kitties with FIV usually aren’t the first to be chosen come adoption time.
Theo spent his sanctuary days playing with his best friend Champ. And, soon enough, the little guy got his lucky break. At the end of January, Theo learned he had finally been adopted into a loving furever home.
On February 6th, 2018, Purrfect Pals made a Facebook post. It read: “This sweet 3-year-old guy [Theo] went home one week ago and his new mom reported almost immediately ‘He’s already made himself king of the castle! We absolutely love him!'”
According to Theo’s new Mom, Theo loved his new home and spent most of his time trailing his new sister around the house.
Theo seemed to make such a good impression on his Mama, that just one-week-later she returned to Purrfect Pals to adopt his best friend too!
Theo’s Mama reportedly told the center, “Once I found out how close Theo was with Champ, I had to reunite them!”
On Facebook, the adoption center explained, “Champ and Theo formed a very strong friendship in our FIV sanctuary, and we were sad to see them separated.”
“Now they are together in their forever home, and we’ve heard they have been nearly inseparable.”
As mentioned, FIV cats often don’t get a fair shot at a happy life. It’s so amazing that this woman found it in her heart to save not just one kitty, but the entire bonded pair!
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