E-Newsletter for Persian Cat Lovers
Fall 2008 Volume 2, Number 2
A Life Saved: Apricot, A Senior’s Story
Welcome to Helping
Persian Cats E-newsletter. Meet Apricot. Her story has multiple happy endings! A senior cat was rescued from a high kill shelter. That’s a
happy ending. She wasn’t in irremediable suffering. Another happy ending. Instead of being 15 years old, she’s
Helping Persian Cats is probably 8. Happy ending number 3! Instead of being frail and mild, she’s energetic and playful. Happy ending
a 501 (c)(3) organiza- number 4! It turns out she wasn’t spayed, and during her spay surgery, we also had nasal widening surgery done
tion that rescues Persians, so she can breathe better and smell her food more easily. Happy ending number 5!
Shorthairs and other cats Her photos say everything. She’s now in a permanent home and is doing
and places them well. Here is her story:
in responsible and loving
homes. Our organization
is 100% volunteer-led A scruffy looking Persian was listed by the shelter as being 15 years old.
and staffed. Our network The shelter was going to euthanize her after just one day at their shelter,
of volunteers rescue cats for what they called “irremediable suffering”, They said she had a “se-
from animal shelters vere” upper respiratory infection (URI), better known as a kitty cold.
California and places them We had some intense discussions with the shelter, who only gave us until
in caring, lifelong homes. the end of her second day at their shelter to get her out of there. Even with
the time crunch, Our transporter Alleyne was able to drive the 80 miles
and made it to the shelter with 10 minutes to spare! She named her
Apricot, and drove her to Sherman Oaks to Beverly Oaks Animal Hospi-
www.petfinder.com/shel- tal. The vet, Dr. Turner, said that there was nothing “irremediable” about
ters/CA827.html Apricot’s condition, except for possibly a left head tilt which may or may
not be permanent. And as for suffering, he described Apricot as alert,
firstname.lastname@example.org sitting up, walking around in her cage, purring and friendly. She was
interested in her food, was eating. Apricot did have a URI, described by
Dr. Turner in lay terms, as a “snotty nose and watery eyes”!
She was put on a nebulizer 3 x per day - which the vet typically does for
Venita McMorris Persians that have URIs. She received fluids, was on vibrymycin for her
Executive Director nasal discharge and terramycin for possible eye infection. She received a
lion cut. A complete blood panel was run, and it was normal.
Website Designer A few days later, Apricot went to her new forever home. Debi was on-
board for adopting Apricot from day one, even though we thought Apricot
Miriam Kury was 15 years old! This is extremely rare!
Now fast forward a few months. Apricot is all settled in. She actually
Newsletter Editor went into heat, as the shelter didn’t advise us she was not spayed, and we
all thought she was 15, so her heat days were over. Not so! She’s had
her spay surgery. The vet says she’s probably only 8 years old. While
under anesthesia, she had nasal widening surgery. As Debi says about
Happy Apricot’s nose surgery: “Her nose looks amazing. That will be much better
for her…Ya don’t know how smushed up it was until you see it the right
Holidays We love our Persians, and we love happy endings!
from your Editor’s note: Unfortunately, “happy endings” are not often the case for senior cats who end Top:: Apricot’s shelter photo Center: Aprcot
up in animal control shelters. Many people do not want to adopt them, because they think 4 days after leaving the shelter following vet
friends at their days are numbered. Many rescue groups are hesitant to take them in, because seniors care Bottom: Apricot living the good life in
usually are extremely difficult to place. When they do, foster homes become permanent homes her permanent home
Helping by default, and foster homes are terribly hard to come by! As Denise, an HPC volunteer
recently noted: “If a rescue won’t even take them anymore how are we able to accomplish a no-kill system? Where do the ill seniors go? Who
takes them? They don’t deserve to die in the cold shelters with no loved ones around to comfort them.” A viable solution for seniors is urgently
Persian Cats! needed.
A “How to” Guide to Rescuing a Shelter Cat….
You Can Do It Too!
Ever wonder what to do when a friendly but hungry cat appears on
your doorstep, asking to come in and begging to join your other feline
friends for a game of tag or a shared breakfast? What about that cute
cat you saw online, that you’d love to rescue from living in a cage in
Well, we’re here to help by giving you a step by step guide to cat
rescue. We’ll use Georgie the shelter cat as an example, but many of
the same things apply to Johnny the doorstep cat.
So, now you’ve decided that you really want to help Georgie, the Per-
Domino ~ adopted by sian who somehow ended up at your local animal control shelter. But
Deborah October 2008 what do you really know about Georgie?
The first and most important thing that you can do is get as much infor-
mation about Georgie’s health and behavior as possible. Many animal
control shelters have medical staff or veterinarians who can tell you
Lilliput was rescued from the Baldwin
what they may have observed about the cat. Unfortunately, the amount Park Animal Care and Control Facility by
of information you get may be minimal, but if you are persistent and Helping Persian Cats volunteer Renee.
able to spend the time it takes, you may be able to get answers to very Once a shelter cat, but now the best
dressed Persian at any Halloween party!
important questions such as:
1. Has Georgie has been eating and drinking?
2. Is the amount of urine output is normal or excessive?
3. Is Georgie sick with an upper respiratory infection? If so is Georgie getting any medical attention?
4. Does Georgie have diarrhea, or normal stools?
5. Does Georgie’s skin look normal, or are there areas of hair loss or flakey skin?
6. Is Georgie friendly, stressed out and aggressive, or scared and depressed?
7. Was Georgie vaccinated for FVRCP upon intake at the shelter?
8. Did the shelter test Georgie for feline leukemia and feline AIDS?
Abby ~ adopted by Derek 9. Is the shelter aware of any health problems?
November 2008 10. Is the shelter aware of any behavior problems, such as not using the litter box?
If you’ve gotten answers to even half of these question and you’re not running out the shelter door, congratula-
tions! You too can be a cat rescuer!
So now what do you do?
Well, first and foremost, before introducing any Georgie to your resident cats, bring Georgie to the vet for an
exam. This will give you some assurance that Georgie will not have anything that might be contagious.
During the exam, the vet will check Georgie’s weight and temperature, look at his mouth for dental disease,
check the ears for ear mites or infection, look at the eyes, palpate the kidneys, listen to the heart, and give an
overall assessment of the Georgie’s general health. You may also ask the vet to use a Woods lamp, which is a
Lil ~ adopted by Marlena type of blacklight, in order to search for signs of ringworm. If the skin fluoresces an apple green, this may be a
Octover 2008 sign of ringworm, and should be followed up with a fungal culture and treatment.
As a further preventative measure, you may ask the vet to give Georgie a special, and smelly, medicated bath
called a lyme sulfer dip, which may kill spores that could lead to a ringworm outbreak.
If the animal control shelter has not already done this (and most shelters do not), be sure and ask your vet to test
Georgie for feline leukemia and feline AIDS. If he tests positive for either of these viruses, there are important
follow up tests that should be done in order to confirm whether Georgie is indeed positive. Do not give up hope,
there are options for cats with these viruses. And above all, do your own research in order to make sure that you
are doing everything possible for the well being of the cat, and by all mean, contact a reputable cat rescuer for
additional advice and support.
continued on page 3
A “How to” Guide to Rescuing a Shelter Cat…. continued from page 2
The core vaccination for FVRCP should be done, if not already done at the shelter.
Spaying and neutering the cat is really important as well, so that unintended and unwanted pregnancies are pre-
vented. Most shelters will not adopt an unsprayed or unneutered cat, unless too ill for the surgery.
If Georgie is an older cat, or is sick, the vet may request lab work and diagnostic testing, such as a full blood
panel, urinalysis, fecal test, or X-rays. The vet may prescribe medications or a special diet to help the cat. Deworm-
ing and applying flea preventative is also a good idea.
Many Persians and Himalayans are very badly matted when they are rescued, and sometimes the easiest thing to
do is to ask the vet staff or a groomer to give the cat a quick lion cut. If Georgie has tangles in his hair, never cut
Katie ~ adopted by Di- them out with scissors, because it is very easy to accidentally cut the skin. This not only hurts him but often requires
anne August 2008 stitches, and is just a really lousy way to start off your relationship with poor Georgie.
Now you’ve learned a lot about the health of the cat you’ve rescued, and you’re ready to take your little Georgie
But wait! Where will you put Georgie? Well, hopefully, you’ve got this all planned out already, and space won’t
be an issue…..because it is not a good idea to immediately introduce your rescued cat to the other cats in your
household. Why? Because sometimes, there are upper respiratory infections that the cat has been exposed to at
the shelter, just waiting to happen. Isolating your rescued cat for at least 10 days is the safest way to go.
The isolation period is important because it gives you time to get better acquainted with Georgie, and vice versa.
He’ll have a chance to get relaxed and acclimated, and also to distress, since life in an animal control shelter, even
for a short amount of time, can be really stressful for some cats. During the isolation period, you can also keep an
Ryan ~ adopted by Robert eye on how much Georgie is eating, and whether he is peeing normal amounts, or whether his stools are firm…all
October 2008 signs of good health!
After that, it’s time to make gradual and short introductions between Georgie and your other cats. Take your time,
because first impressions with cats are pretty important. There’s no rush for the cats to be friends immediately. It
may be a little overwhelming for all. But in no time at all, you’ll be able to look back on all you’ve accomplished
and see how far Georgie has come, and realize, that you just rescued a cat and saved a life!
Your Donations at Work
Thanks to kind and generous people who have made contri-
butions to support the extreme medical needs of rescued cats,
Helping Persians has been able to rescue, rehabilitate and
place in loving homes cats like Buddy.
We first learned about Buddy through a Craigslist posting. He
Ty ~ adopted by Barbara was living with a young woman who did not provide needed
September 2008 veterinary care, although he had a severely ulcerated eye.
We had hoped that his eye had not been too damaged to be
saved, but when Buddy was rescued and examined by our
veterinarian, we learned that the ulceration was so severe that
his eye needed to be surgically removed immediately. After
some time recuperating in Miriam’s very capable foster care,
and loving life without the pain of a critically injured eye,
Buddy soon found his forever home and is flourishing.
Thank you Christina Charles, Dawn Fairchild, Deborah Buddy, adopted by Lauren F. August 2008
Friend, Shannon Guziel Pucci, Miriam Kury and Sandy Pister
for your donations to help with Buddy’s surgery - you are truly his guardian angels!
How Can I Support Helping Persian Cats?
Helping Persian Cats needs your support to continue our rescue work. Our tax-deductible adoption fees fall far
short of meeting the expenses we incur in pulling cats from shelters, providing vet exams, vaccinations, testing,
spay and neuter surgery, hospitalization, medications and laboratory tests, exrays and blood panels as needed.
We often rescue cats who have extraordinary medical needs that can easily cost well over $2,000.
Please consider making a donation as part of your end-of-year charitable giving. You will benefit from a tax ded-
cution and your thoughtfulness will give the gift of life, health, hope and happiness to to our community’s needi-
est animals. 100% of your donation will support veterinary expenses for cats rescued from Southern California
Please make a tax-deductibel contribution by clicking here.
Silk ~ adopted by
Michelle July 2008 Support Helping Persians for free! Use GoodSearch for all your Internet search and shopping needs!
GoodSearch is an search engine powered by Yahoo! that will make a donation to Helping Persians every time
you search the Internet. It doesn’t cost you anything - the money comes from the advertisers.
You can also earn money for Helping Persian Cats by doing your holiday shopping online through GoodSearch.
Just click the “Shopping” tab and a percentage of your purchase will go to Helping Persians. Retailers include
Target, The Gap, Nordstrom’s, Toys R Us, Sephora, Macy’s and many more!
To get started, go to www.goodsearch.com to set GoodSearch as your homepage. Make sure to type “Helping
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Special Holiday Event - Photos with Santa December 6
Have your pet’s photo taken with Santa and Helping Persian Cats will receive a donation! Come to our adop-
tion event on Saturday, December 6th at PetCo in Santa Monica and your furry little Christmas angel or naughty
Mia ~ adopted by elf can pose for a photo while filling Santa in on his or her holiday gift wish list - and lucky you will go home
Janey July 2008 with a beautifully framed portrait to treasure! These portraits make wonderful holiday gifts for all of your cat’s
Tell your friends, family and co-worders to bring their pets - dogs, bunnies, lizards, birds - all are welcome!
Helping Persian Cats will receive a $5 donation for each photo taken that will support medical costs for our
Santa Photos for Helping Persian Cats
Saturday, December 6
PetCo Santa Monica
2910 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Framed portraits are $8.95 each (and Helping
Celine ~ adopted by Kim Persian Cats will receive $5 for each portrait!)
We have lots of other fun activities planned for
this adoption event. You can purchase beautiful
hand-crafted cat blankets to tuck under the tree,
participate in our holiday drawing for PetCo gift
cards, play along with our Adopter/Kitty Match-
making Game and much more!
Rita, adopted by Dawn in July 2007, is hoping for lots of presents See you there and happy holidays from all of us at
this year since she is never naughty and is always nice! Helping Persian Cats!
1st Ever Helping Persian Cats Art Auction
A very generous supporter has donated an remarkable piece of art by internationally renowned Russian painter
Beso Kazaishvili. This signed and numbered serigraph on canvas, “”What A Wonderful World It Will Be” is a
rare and beautiful work by child artist Beso. Is there an art lover on your holiday shopping list? Perhaps you
should treat yourself to this spectacular, uplifting artwork?
“What A Wonderful World It Wuill Be” is being auctioned on eBay
to raise critically needed funds for Helping Persian Cats. Go to
www.ebay.com and search AUCTION 220324799757 to bid (or
click here). 100% of the proceeds from this eBay auction will support
Helping Persian Cats.
“Kids are like flowers . . . they close their petals and hide away
BooBoo ~ adopted by when their world is full of darkness. When there is peace and love
Evan June 2008 in their world, they open their petals and flood the Earth with beauty.
In this painting, I wanted to show how peace on Earth will make
children of all races, colors and religions bloom like a magnificent
rainbow!” ~ Beso
Beso serigraph on canvas, “”What A Wonderful
World It Will Be.” Proof 34/35. Signed and
numbered by the artist. 43”x 32”.
Helping Persian Cats 2009 Calendars
Thanks to everyone who submitted photos and stories for the Helping Persian Cats 2009 calendar!
We had so much fun going through all of the nominations our wonderful adopters submitted and we
know that you will fall in love with each and every beautiful cat featured on the calendar. We are
pleased to announce our Calendar Girls and Boys!
Miss January - Maddie/Elise Korican Miss April – Sheba/Jordan Smith
Hershey Cocoa Puff ~ Miss February - Little Latte Mocha/Lisa Graham Mr. May – Chip/Amy Crocetti
adopted by Seiko Miss March - Honey/Melis Sahin Mr. June – Starlight/Debi Schmitt
As a special thank you, Helping Persian Cats will email our 2009 calendar to our adopters and sup-
porters before the new year. We’ll provide printing instructions and hope that you will enjoy learning
about each of our Calendar Cats throughout the year!
It’s not to late to nominate your cat for July-December. Just email a photo and a short story about your
cat to email@example.com by Saturday, December 30th to be considered.
To Our Dedicated and Treasured Volunteers!
There are simply no words to express how much Helping Persian Cats values the commitment and help of our
extraordinary volunteers. Without you, we would not be able to accomplish so much and to make such a
Misha ~ adopted by difference in the lives of needy cats. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you do!
Lori October 2007 Renee Niemi
Alleyne Clark Cindy Holdorff
Marisa Crawford Denise Holford Debi Schmitt
Ishani Ediersinghe Miriam Kury Devan Scott
Dawn Fairchild Venita McMorris Lorraine Shelton
Deborah Friend Sherry Meddick Raani York
Lisa Graham Maryellen Murphy Fontaine Yuk
Thank you also Dr. Leach and the staff at Beverly Oaks Animal Hospital and Pet Resort for all your veterinary care
and support of our daily rescue efforts. We appreciate the high quality care and everything you do for our rescue
group and for many others. Beverly Oaks is located at 14302 Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, phone
Three Cheers for Helping Persian Cats Adopters!
Nothing makes all of us at Helping Persian Cats happier than receiving an update from our wonderful adopters about their cat.
Thank you from the bottom of our Persian-loving hearts for all of the love and care you give to your adopted cats - and for let-
ting us know about what each special cat brings to your life!
From Lauren: Now knowing her personality I am shocked you got
her in that pumpkin sweater! How funny. I am beyond pleased at
how wonderful she is. She loves being the only child! She loves
sitting on my lap while I pet her!!! I could not believe it but last night
she fell asleep on me. She definitely doesn’t like to be picked up, I’ve
only tried once, she didn’t growl she just got incredibly fidgety. So I
almost feel like she appreciates us not picking her up and she even
comes to us when we call her like a dog does! It’s amazing. Thank
you again, she is such an amazing cat!
From Chrissy: And by the way, I renamed Resenia “Gidget”
(I thought she needed something spunkier), and she is
doing great! I enjoy her so much :)
From Kurt: Just wanted to give you an up date on Hugo.
I have had him now for about 6 months and during that time
he has gained a little over a pound and has acclimated
himself to riding in the car and feeling very comfortable at
home…. He is a precious kitty. He comes to see me when
I come in the door with a meow. I feel very lucky that I
found him and I am sure he feels very fortunate as well.
From Michael: She is great and loved
ZOE is a dream, she is so loving and sweet
We are better because of her being part of our family
From Kati: Quinn…newly dubbed “Sir
Wheezer Snuffles” is just the most wonderful
little fur-ball ever! Within 24 hours he was
eating and drinking and using his litter box in both ways, and seemed all-around com-
fortable. (He did wet the bed once, but I was doing some MAJOR rearranging in
the closet that holds his litter box and I think he prob got confused or mad, no further
incidents since then!) I even took him for a couple of walks around the building (on his
leash of course)…he loves playing with the crickets! But I think he’ll need to get more
acclimated to the area before he gets curious enough to explore a wider area. In the last
week he’s been getting more and more rambunctious and playful in general. Discover-
ing little toys and finding his favorite nooks and crannies…he LOVES curling up in the
bathroom sink as I’m making myself up for the day! LOL! He’s met lots of my friends
already and everyone just adores him and he seems to adore EVERYone right back!
Three Cheers for Helping Persian Cats Adopters! continued from page 6
POSH AND SASCHA (now known as Stimpy
From Janet: They are finally getting more
used to us. They still run and hide sometimes
but they end up coming out wanting attention.
We have named them Ren (Posh) and Stimpy
(Sascha) and I think they are getting use to the
new names. They have been very entertaining
and we have fallen deeply in love with them.
They do control the house now and every day
we find something new about them. They are
truly great cats and I am so happy that we
Posh (left) and Sascha (above)
From Joanna: Remy is doing fine and fabulous! She is the de-clawed FIV
Chinchilla Persian cat I adopted from you a year ago. I cannot imagine life
without my precious angel - she is my everything. She recently went to the
vet for a check up and she is in very good health.
Hi Former Foster Mommy!
I just wanted to let you know I love my new
forever home! I adjusted very quickly and
after only 2 days, I had full access to the
house. My favorite place is the sunroom/
atrium. It is very sunny and warm - I love to
sleep there! My new brother, Kasma seems
to like me, but when I try to play with him, he gets scared and runs away. I think he needs a little
more time to adjust. We sit next to each other nicely and sniff noses when we pass each other, but
he is used to being the instigator of playtime.
I just wanted to thank you for finding me a very nice home.
I love my new family and they love me too!
SONNY (now known as Percy)
From Eric and Shannon: His name was Sonny when we adopted him from you two and a half
years ago and he’s brought us so much joy and love every day since then. He is still on the pre-
scription food due to his skin allergies but he is doing just great. Percy wants you to know that he
has a great life, he gets to drink out of the bathroom faucet, lay in the sun and sleep between my
wife and I every night. I can’t believe anyone would abandon such a loving and special little guy
like Percy. He’s one of the best things that has ever happened to our lives.
Thanks for all that you do and God bless.
Three Cheers for Helping Persian Cats Adopters! continued from page 7
From Alexandra: We are doing well here in West LA. Love having the new baby in our home. He is
absolutely incredible. I have taken the entire week off from work to be with him to make sure that he is
well adjusted to his new home.
He is gradually getting more comfortable and decided to sleep with our dog, Zoe, on Saturday morn-
ing. I went to the cat show yesterday and will probably go again today. I picked him up new brushes,
combs, toys, a liquid to help remove the tear staining,
a crinkle bag... he seems thrilled by his new toys. Its so
nice to spoil him. I am seriously thinking about another
friend for him.
Thanks for letting me adopt him. He is my love.
From Wendy: Made a little video, put it up on You Tube to share with friends!
COOKIE (now known as Zoey)
From Deborah: you will NEVER
get a ‘return request’ from me on
Zoey. Of all the pets I have ever had
she is the sweetest, most loving and
attentive I have ever had. Good thing
since Desi only wants to watch and
does not like to be held or petted.
I am absolutely in love with her! I
would love to hear about her
past because she seems likes
omeone really cherished her
at one time.
From Elaine: Thought I’d give you a little update on Ulysses.
Right now he’s sitting in a huge basket of yarn looking quite handsome.
He’s settling in fine, but my other cat is having some issues. She’ll be fine, it’ll just take
her a few weeks. Ulysses seems to have a bad cold or some bronchial issues. I started
him on the antibiotic on Sunday. He’s eating very well and is a little purr machine. He’s
quite perplexed about why Georgie runs from him. But he’s calm, not aggressive at all.
Seems kind of zen. A nice energy for this grieving house.
I’ll keep you updated. Thank you for rescuing him and for all that you do for these
Foster Homes Needed
Fostering Hope and Happy New Lives for Cats in Need
When you foster a cat for Helping Pesian Cats, you are saving a life - it’s that simple!
Here is why:
Sadly, most Southern California animal control shelters are considered high kill, particularly when it comes to our
feline friends. Even breed cats like Persians, Himalayans, Exotic Shorthairs, Scottish Folds and others are at risk.
Part of the reason the risk is so high is that oftentimes, these cats do not “show” well when they are living in
cages at shelters. Imagine how they must feel, being uprooted from their homes and caged 24/7 with other cats
they don’t even know and the sound of loud barking dogs in the background! And the people they once lived
with are nowhere to be found! This is extremely stressful for the cats and can translate into shy behavior or even
Gavin ~ adopted by
Brittany October 2008
Other times, the stressful conditions cause these beautiful cats to become ill with upper respiratory infections or
other maladies while in cage at the shelters. If the cats are lucky enough to be in an animal control shelter that
will follow the law and treat them medically, the sick cat may be given a chance to return to health and find
an adopter. But, all too often, a sick cat is seen by the shelter as an inconvenience and a risk to the other cats.
Instead of receiving simple medication and being moved to an isolation room, the sick cats are euthanized.
That is why we need your help!
With your help, we can save more lives of cats in need so they can start leading the lives they always should
have enjoyed! All of our rescued cats receive immediate vet exams, updates on their vaccinations, testing for
feline leukemia and feline AIDS, spay/neuter surgery, deworming and defleaing. All of this happens BEFORE the
cat is placed in foster care.
As a foster home, the love and attention you give to these cats is so vitally important! Many of these cats are
Annabelle ~ adopted by traumatized by their experiences and need your love and care so they can learn to trust people again. As a
Becky August 2008 foster, your close relationsip with the cat will provide us with the most accurate assessment of the cat’s personal-
ity and gives valuable guidance in determining whether the cat will be a good fit for the person who wishes to
adopt. Foster homes are a crucial element in allowing Helping Persian Cats rescue, rehabilitate and place cats
Billa ~ adopted by Brigette
Bandit, Kylie and Sophie are currently in Helping Persian Cats foster homes.
Please consider providing a foster home to wonderful cats like these.
If you are interested in joining us in our mission to save more lives,
please contact Venita at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can You Help Our Special Needs Cats?
Helping Persian Cats rescued these lovely cats from animal control shelters. Each one has some health
issues, but we are working to find especially caring homes so that each will be able to live the happiest,
healthiest life possible. Please consider adopting one of these very special cats or making a tax-deductible
contribution to support their care. Please contact Venita at email@example.com to discuss adoption
opportunities or click here to make a gift.
Frances is a sweet dollfaced Persian girl who is very much in need
of a new home. This darling girl was born with a medical condition
- an enlarged heart - and she must be on medication for the rest of
her life. She would like a quiet home where she can snuggle up
Kiera ~ adopted by Cyn- next to you at night in bed and sit on your lap. She is a very kind,
thia September 2008 loyal and beautiful cat and will make her adopter very happy.
Julian is loving and georgeous shaded silver boy. He was found as
a stray in San Diego and was taken to the shelter where he tested
positive for feline leukemia. Subsequent testing confirmed the posi-
tive result. Julian needs to find a home where he can be the only cat
or be a companion to another feline leukemia positive cat. He is an
extraordinary, very special cat who deserves your love!
Clarence is the cutest orange tabby Persian boy, with a very strong
social personality! He was rescued recently from a southern CA animal
control shelter that he entered because his owners abandoned him.
He was found in a home, and had a gold chain wrapped around his
Kobe ~ adopted by
chest, arms and body....poor thing! He was discovered not a minute
Candace October 2008
too soon! Clarences strong personality and he’s a people lover for
sure! He has tested positive for feline aids (FIV), which was confirmed.
However, the confirmation cannot tell us whether he possibly was
actually vaccinated against FIV, or whether he actually has contracted
the virus. Whatever it is, we know that in the several months that
we’ve had Clarence, his immune system has not seemed supressed,
he has been very healthy! He’s a great companion and an interesting
cat, so if you have room in your heart for Clarence, please consider
him for adoption! For more information about FIV, go to http://www.
Special Needs Cats Success Stories!
You may have read about special needs cats in the last Helping Persian Cats E-newsletter. Happily, two of
Mia Kim ~ adopted by these darling cats were adopted by extraordinarily caring and compassionate people. Thank you Pat for adop-
Crystal June 2008 ing Beau and Melanie for adopting Pandora. Both are now living happily as cherished members of their new