February 16, 2009

Alexis and Jasper

Today Kevin enjoyed some quality time with Alexis (see left pic) and Jasper (see right pic). He reported that Alexis loves to play with little stuffed mouse toys and her roommate Jasper's tail (through the bars of his cage). She especially likes being held and walked around the room.

Jasper loves people, is very sweet and purrs up a storm. All this boy lives for is someone to give him a warm place to stay with food, water and lots of love. He is such an amazing, gentle soul.

Sadly, both these kitties have Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV). In addition to FeLV, Jasper has Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).

These are the sad cases for volunteers ... when an animal comes into the shelter after being on the street for many years, only to be vet-checked and diagnosed with an illness. There is that one ray of hope, however: that a kind and compassionate person (or people) will be searching for just this special type of kitty, to give it a nice home and the love that it's been searching for.

Until next time...

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