Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Age: 3 years, 3 months
Colour: Orange and white
Location: UCHS shelter
Elgin … A boy with special needs
Elgin is a handsome 3-year-old white and orange tabby; neutered who arrived at UCHS on April 5, 2017.
Elgin is not aware that he is special and is playful, loves to stalk and hunt perfectly balanced on his three legs. This one-time farm cat was stepped on by a horse which resulted in a leg amputation paid for by Trooper’s Fund (donations to this great fund are always gratefully received).
Elgin is a lovely boy, who likes to talk quietly with you to get your attention, outgoing and extremely people oriented. Elgin would enjoy life in an adult only or a family setting. Fully recovered from his surgery, Elgin was dealt another blow as he has FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus). This virus weakens the cat’s immune system but he can lead a normal life as an indoor-only cat kept away from other cats. FIV is non-transferrable to people or animals (other than cats) and is usually contracted when non-neutered males get into territorial fights that result in deep bite wounds. Elgin could live with another cat who also has FIV.
If you are thinking of adding a cat to your family; you would know rescuing Elgin would mean accepting a lovely boy who has had a rough life of setbacks, but who has such a wonderful spirit and loves life.
Anyone considering Elgin might like to chat with their veterinarian for extra information on bringing a cat with FIV home…call the shelter at 519-833-2287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to come and meet Elgin who will purr up a storm to greet you.