Fat Kitty City received Omar from a gentleman who had been feeding him on the streets for two years but was never able to let Omar inside.
When he moved, he didn’t want to leave Omar, knowing like hundreds of cats that are left behind or abandoned, the horrible suffering they will endure on the streets, fighting for morsels of food, avoiding disease, and other predators, etc.
When Omar arrived at Fat Kitty City, he was so very, very loving and such a sweetheart. He hadn’t been given shots or neutered, etc., so we had to fully vet him. However, after he arrived he became very sick and we had to prolong his neuter until his health was better. He tested FeLV+, which we were all so devastated about (along with his health condition), but we didn’t give up.
With TLC, antibiotics and being placed with a special foster, Natalia, Omar totally regained his health. He was neutered, given shots and retested, and to our amazement, he tested FeLV (-) and of course, FIV (-).
This is a true testament to these viruses and how cats are treated when they come up positive. Like any virus, they can shed the virus and no longer be contagious. Many are born with it (carriers) and never show symptoms; others come in contact with it on the streets, and like a cold, recover. And, one-third of cats are truly leukemia positive, but can still live for many years. If the feline leukemia vaccination is given to other cats in a household with a positive FeLV cat, their chances of becoming positive are greatly reduced.
Omar, our amazing Abyssinian, shows his gratitude for being adopted. He was given another chance at life, inside a forever home with another adopted cat from Fat Kitty City, Lilly, a ten-year-old Lynx Point Siamese!
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