Knickers was an unneutered stray being fed by someone who felt sorry for him during the winter, but neither she nor her roommates wanted to bring him inside. It was the coldest week of the year, this past January. I brought him in, and he got neutered the very next day, as well as tested, and vaccinated for upper respiratory infections. Unfortunately, Knickers turned out to be positive for leukemia due to being outside and unneutered. Leukemia is NOT a good disease to have, and Nick will, no doubt, eventually become ill and die. However, there are known instances where it's taken several years for the cat to start to show symptoms, but it probably averages 2 years. In the meantime, Knickers is healthy, sweet and playful. In fact, he's a lap kitty!
Nick, aka Knickers, is leukemia positive, but is likely a carrier, because he is not sick now. With good care there is a very good possibility he may live a few years before becoming ill. We are looking for someone with another leukemia positive kitty already (he gets along with most cats), or no cats at all and who is experienced and willing to take on this gentle giant (well, he's not a giant, but he is a big boy--probably about 14 lbs.)and show him the love and affection he deserves for whatever time he has left. He absolutely deserves to have his own person to care for him, and you won't be sorry! For now, a very good quality diet, and good medical care, as needed, and lots of love are the only ingredients needed to keep this sweet boy happy.
Fore more information or to meet Nick contact Deborah at 510-895-4238; 510-909-4961 or email DeborahMacDonald@msn.com