Buddha came to Black Cat Rescue as a found stray who had contracted FIV on the streets. Despite his time on the mean streets, Buddha is especially friendly and loving- even with dogs!
Brian contacted Black Cat Rescue, compassionately looking for a cat who may otherwise be overlooked. He was also hoping for a cat who likes dogs. There was no question that Brian had to meet Buddha!
And boy, were we right! Brian immediately fell in love and Buddha was soon off to his new home. “It was a wonderful experience — I still can’t believe it!” We heard from Brian about the transition the next day:
Once he was home and out of the crate, he was so quick to become acclimated to my house and my roommates. They’ve fallen in love with him, too!
Many potential adopters are nervous about a cat that is FIV+, but Brian doesn’t mind. Many FIV+ cats live long, healthy lives with a few reasonable precautions. One of the most important precautions for cat living with FIV is a strictly indoor lifestyle, which Buddha has enjoyed since coming to Black Cat Rescue.
Congratulations to Buddha! He has a wonderful new home and a new name to start his new life:
Though the name “Buddha” does capture his calm attitude and wise, pudgy demeanor, I settled on another name — one of my old teachers from California, another wise man I am happy to have in my life: Jack!
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