Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pushkin: update

Pushkin, rescued from an alley near St. Thomas the Apostle Church, tested positive for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and FeLV (Feline Leukemia). We were unable to find him a home here in Chicago, but the TAPS shelter in Peoria (!) had a space for him! TAPS is the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, a no-kill shelter that gives dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens a home until permanent homes can be found. It's amazing, really, that Pushkin is in this very nice place. He's in the FeLV room with a few buddies.

Pushkin's petfinder profile.

This is really a good outcome for Pushkin. Even if he doesn't get a forever home, he will be well-cared for and he is content. He loves his indoor space and his steady food supply. Thanks to Vicky for rescuing him and to Mary Jean for driving him all the way to Peoria! And thanks to TAPS for finding a place for Pushkin.


Yvette said...

Pedro went to TAPS - he was FIV+.

By FeLK, do you mean FeLV?

bundeleh said...

yes ... this is what I meant. I'm not sure where I go FELK.