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Mikey & Michael are very sweet, affectionate boys. They love to lie on your lap and soak up all of the love that you are willing to give them. They even enjoy a good brushing. These two boys are brothers and you can see the love that they have for one another. They have been together since birth and somehow found themselves at a local kill facility, sick with upper respiratory infection and depression. They were beside each other in secluded, cold, stainless steel cages. They could sense each others presence but could not see or comfort each other. Their future was grim. The Cat Corner was made aware of their situation and that they would likely be euthanized due to them not faring well in the shelter environment. They were so depressed they were hardly eating. There was one other hurdle--they tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). What is FIV? FIV is a feline only, slow-acting virus. It is so slow to progress that most FIV+ cats die of old age instead of complications from the disease. What is FIV not? Well, it’s not a death sentence, as old school veterinarians used to think. A cat with FIV can live a very full, healthy life with this disease. There are still shelters that will euthanize cats immediately once they test positive for FIV, which is very sad. Yes, there are some cats with very weak immune systems that will not fare well with this disease, but that is not usually the case. It is also relatively hard for a cat to transmit FIV to another cat; usually cats are born with FIV.
Please read more helpful information at: http://fivcatrescue.org/fiv-what-is-fiv.html
and watch this FIV rescue video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HrWH7Z-_W8&feature=youtu.be
Mikey & Michael are a bonded pair. Their adoption fee is one fee of $120 for both cats ($60 each) because they would be depressed if ever separated. This kitty is currently in foster care waiting for a forever home. To setup a meeting: please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is foster care?
As a rescue organization, we think that it is so important to insure that all of our cats and kittens are both socialize and as comfortable as possible. Shelter environments are stressful but some cats do not fair as well as others. When possible, we try to utilize our foster providers to ease the transition of loosing their home. In some cases, some of our cats and kittens are extremely stressed out and need to be moved out of the shelter and into a temporary foster home. This is not their permanent home and is hopefully temporary until their forever home is found. Please email us to setup a meeting to have a cat or kitten that is currently in foster care brought to the shelter to be seen. At times we may set the meeting for you to meet the cat or kitten directly in the foster environment if he/she is she and is more comfortable in the foster home. This will make for a more positive experience when trying to spend time with the cat or kitten that you are interested in meeting.
Applying to adopt
Once you and your family has spent time with the cats in the adoption room and are ready to adopt, please look over our adoption process page and fill out an online adoption application. We have streamlined everything so that you can easily fill out our adoption application right on our website. Follow the steps and thoroughly look over our Adoption Process page. Most, if not all, of your questions you may have will be answered on these helpful tools below. Adoption Tools page: www.thecatcornerinc.com/adopt
Our adoption fee helps to offset the services that we have provided for your newest addition. Your adoption fee also acts as a donation to help support our organization as a whole, allowing us to continue our efforts to rescue and re-home cats in need of our help.
Please see the list below of all the minimum services that each of our cats has received:
· Spay or Neuter surgery
· Feline Leukemia/FIV combo test
· Microchip with free lifetime registration
· Rabies Vaccination
· FVRCP vaccinations (Distemper) - completed series
· Bordetella Vaccine
· De-worming treatments
· Flea treatment
· Senior cats (8+ years) get a full senior blood work panel completed
· Behavioral assessment
· Starter cat/kitten food
· Information and questions answered
Thank you for choosing to adopt!
As a no-kill rescue, we can only bring in and save more cats and kittens in need as our current cats and kittens are adopted. This is why we say that when you adopt one cat or kitten you are actually saving TWO lives! One is the current cat or kitten that you are adopting, the second is the one that we now have room to save and place into our safe shelter.
About The Cat Corner:
The Cat Corner was founded by a very passionate and devoted animal lover, Martha Nicholson. After seeing an overwhelming number of cats homeless and being euthanized, Martha was determined to open a no-kill shelter to make a difference in these cats' lives. In 1981, Martha purchased an old barber shop at her own expense and opened The Cat Corner in Hampton, Virginia. The Cat Corner is a completely volunteer operated organization and is solely funded by donations from the community. Because of the help of our caring and hardworking volunteers and the support and donations from our community, we have been able to uphold Martha's dream and make a difference in countless lives...and doing so for over three decades!
The Cat Corner, Inc. is a nonprofit, all-volunteer-run organization that does not receive any federal, state or local government funding. We depend solely from the generosity of caring individuals from our community to continue to do our work. www.TheCatCornerInc.com