Margaret is a gorgeous 2-3 year old Tortie who was selected from Animal Control because of her amazing personality to give her a chance to find her forever home. Sadly, during her wellness check with a veterinarian, it was determined that Margaret was FeLV positive. Margaret weighs approx 13 lbs and is very much a happy (and continues to be healthy) sweet girl who loves to pat her humans with soft paws and give them kisses at every opportunity she gets. Attention is a VERY good thing…just ask her! She’s a talker and will probably tell you all about it while she purrs in your ear…
Hi, I’m Margaret, and I would like to tell you my story.
I was alone on the streets of Minneapolis, and it was very cold and snowy. A man from Animal Control found me and took me to a “shelter”. It was warm and there was food to eat, but I had to stay and wait in a small cage.
Soon a lady came to the shelter and decided to take me with her to help find a good home for me. I was so excited! First we went to the vet, but then something bad happened… The vet said I was positive for feline leukemia. But I feel just fine! Animal Control said I had to be returned but the lady didn’t want to do that and I was very glad to not have to go back. She convinced Animal Control to let her keep me and promised that she would take care of me and not let me live with other cats that didn’t have this feline leukemia problem.
Soon the lady told me she had a found a perfect place for me to live, a special place where all the kitties had feline leukemia so nobody would be different. While we were waiting for my turn, I lived in a very nice warm barn and the lady came to visit me every day and brought me tasty food. But I missed other kitties and humans a lot because I didn’t really want to live all by myself most of the time.
A year went by, and the lady was excited because I was finally first on the waiting list! Soon I would be going to my new forever home! But suddenly she got some bad news… she found out my future home was closing due to “lack of funds” and I couldn’t go there after all…but I had been waiting patiently for so long!
Now the lady and I don’t know what to do and we are very sad. She has a lot of other kitties and I can’t be with them because I might make them sick (even though I still feel fine). I like my little barn, but I can’t run and play and can only watch other kitties and humans outside the window and wish I could join them.
We were hoping there was someone in the rescue world who loves kitties too who would read my story and maybe help me find a real home, one where I can snooze in a comfy chair and help keep someone company. I will miss the lady a lot but I will be your friend forever if you just let me!
Purrs and head butts,