"He's a country boy now"
In January, AC&C became aware of a potentially abandoned cat in a Brooklyn building, and dispatched a Field officer to pick him up. Tony, clearly sick, was taken to our Brooklyn Care Center. Many potential adopters couldn’t take him, but our Adoption team was thrilled when the perfect home was found.
When AC&C’s Field officer picked Tony up in Brooklyn, he wasn’t well. This very friendly gray tabby had an upper respiratory infection (URI), and AC&C’s medical team began treating him once he arrived at the shelter. Unfortunately, there’s no cure for feline leukemia virus (FeLV), which a routine test revealed he also had.
FeLV is a contagious terminal illness for cats, and those that have FeLV should not live in homes with other non-infected cats. Due to his condition, many adopters weren’t in a position to commit to Tony, but then Russel, someone who has another cat who’s FeLV positive–and also named Tony—got in touch.
Russel could offer the ideal home. The feline companion to her own cat had recently passed away, and she had been looking for another FeLV kitty. She submitted an adoption application online and soon after came in to meet Tony, who went home with her that night!
Russel, who lives in Ulster County, New York, says Brooklyn Tony is “settling in super fast” and “he’s a country boy now.”
AC&C is grateful to everyone involved in Tony’s rescue and adoption, and reminds readers that there are hundreds of other cats who need loving homes, some of whom require specialized medical care, and many whom do not. If you can adopt any cat in need, please see this page, come on by our Care Centers, and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org.