Caturday Art: Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet Week
According to Petfinder.com, September 21-27th is Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet Week. In honor of this week, I am going to let Sophie and Sassy take over today’s post.
My name is Sophie, and I am considered to be a “less-adoptable” pet because I have cerebellar hypoplasia. Before my mom and dad adopted me, I was up for adoption for several months. I was luckier than most kitties like me though – I didn’t get put down, and I had a wonderful foster mom who took good care of me. Many kitties like me get put down when they are kittens because people don’t think we can live a normal and happy life. I am here to tell you that is just not true. Some people may look at me and see a damaged cat that isn’t capable of the things a normal cat is capable of. That is also not true. I may be wobbly, but I can play, purr, cuddle, and love just as much as any other kitty. And I am just as deserving of love.
My name is Sassy, and I am also considered to be a “less-adoptable” pet. I am FIV+. Many people believe that I have AIDS and am sickly. I am happy to report that I have never once been sick (at least not since Mom and Dad rescued me almost a year ago)! I also don’t have AIDS – just like a person can be HIV+ without developing AIDS. As long as I am given a happy and stress-free home with a proper diet and lots of love, I can live a healthy and long life. Thanks to my mom and dad, that is happening for me! Unfortunately, there are many, many FIV+ kitties out there who that is not happening for, as they are often overlooked and passed by at the shelters. Just like Sophie said, FIV+ kitties can play, cuddle, purr, and love just as much as any other kitty, and we are just as deserving of your love.
We are just two examples of “less-adoptables.” There are many others – adult and senior pets, blind or deaf pets, three-legged or one-eyed pets, black cats and pit bulls – the list could go on and on. Unfortunately, there are many pets like these in your local shelters who don’t get to experience the love of a furever home. We hope that you will consider opening up your home to a “less-adoptable” pet if you are able. They can all play, cuddle, purr, drool, and love just as much as any other pet. And they all deserve to have a furever home and to be loved.
We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop today. Click on the badge to the left to be taken to her blog and the other entries.