Monday morning, busy street, offices, shops. She is late for a meeting and rings the door bell, stepping over a dirty rag on the pavement. The rag moves – it’s a skinny cat, covered in matted dirt and soil.
These are memories from Squeak ‘s last day on the streets.
Two girls stand nearby smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee: “Oh, this cat’s been here for days..” Squeak cannot walk, there is a gaping wound on his hip, and he is so dehydrated his voice is the squeak of old hinges. It’s a work day, a busy Monday awaits her. She makes a decision, picks up the cat and walks into the meeting, asking if he can wait in the bathroom.
Squeak turns out to be an 8yr-old tomcat with FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus), very sick and bitten by a dog. The wound is now healed, he is neutered, has put on lots of weight and is in perfect condition. He is in a foster home spending his days at the window, waiting for his human to walk past. Squeak has many happy years ahead of him, all he needs is a safe home, so his damaged immune system is not under attack.
Squeak is a temperamental sweet buddy, has his opinion but is very obedient – keeps to himself, sitting at the window or on his favourite spot on top of the microwave from where he observes the world. He loves being cuddled and waits for permission to jump on your lap. He loved food, sleep and being groomed. His fur is curly!
Conditions for adoption:
- The family must have AT LEAST ONE OTHER ANIMAL at present. We want to make sure the family understand the responsibility of having an animal.
- The family must have AT LEAST ONE OTHER FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) positive cat.
- Squeak will be an indoor cat. Access to garden is a plus, of course.
- Squeak will be fed a raw diet (www.rawfedcats.org)