Saturday, December 12, 2009


Meet Kislev, a beautiful and loving longish-furred cat found around 54th and Cornell. He is presently being boarded at Woodlawn Animal Hospital by his kind-hearted finder, who cannot keep him. He is neutered (now) and in good health, but has tested positive for FeLV. Here is the scoop, readers. We have nowhere for him to go. He is a beautiful and friendly cat who likes to soak up the love. He needs a foster or forever home. He is days away from being taken to Animal Care and Control. Now, no prejudice to ACC, because they do the best they can, but he will certainly be euthanized there immediately upon intake because of his FeLV+ status.

Please email me at if you are interested in finding out more about Kislev. The volunteer who gave her time to go to the vet and take his portrait said "He is WONDERFUL." The finder said "to know him is to love him."

Happy Hanukkah, readers. Can we make it a happy Hanukkah for Kislev?


Margaret B from Maine said...

I'm not sure why he was (now) neutered if he is going end up being euthanized/taken to animal control? It seems a shame to perform surgery on a poor cat that is going to be PTS if no one wants him.

He looks like such a beautiful and sweet cat. I hope someone can help the poor kitty.

lilolady said...

Thank you for indicating no prejudice to ACC. These people go home the sadest; those that actually DO euthanasia. Can any of us really imagine this work choice? They are tasked with reacting to stark reality and limited torturous choice. Sounds cruel; I could not act, but, if they did not, the result would be even crueler. If only more people would spay/neuter, then maybe animals that find their way to ACC by pure happenstance would find space enough to live for another chance at freedom.

Methinks Kislev appreciates Hydeparkcats for his present comfort and wishes each one of you a Happy Hanukkah!

Ruth said...

Of course, the problem is not ACC but irresponsible humans. If only ACC had to deal with animals that were genuinely lost and trying to be found by their carers, they wouldn't have to do this. Blaming ACC is missing the point. But the more people realize that most animals sent to ACC are effectively on death row, the more steps they might take to avoid this tragic situation. I think most people are simply unaware of the staggering size of the homeless/ abandonned animal population.

House of the Discarded said...

Just came across your blog and am curious about this little guy... when the FeLK test was done, did they only do the "snap" test? Or was the DNA test done. I've had so many false positives that we don't test at all anymore.

I'll hope for the best for this handsome guy. :(