Wednesday, May 17, 2006
First Peaches, then Pearl...when's Pierre's turn?While the Gulf Region of the United States will be living with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for a long time, in many ways, the rest of the country has moved on.
Out of the animals arriving in our shelter, Peaches went home first. Then Pearl was relinquished to her foster family. One by one, dog, cat, kitten and puppy found their place in the Bay Area.
Nine months later, most of the refugees around the region from Hurricane Katrina have been returned or adopted. A few died or were humanely euthanized. But at least one has been left behind in the shuffle.
Pierre is our last Hurricane Katrina import.
A loverboy, Pierre's sultry eyes and friendly manner seduced even the non-cat people. But unfortunately, he tested positive for FIV. Sometimes fatal, many cats who are positive for FIV go on to live long, healthy lives. They must be indoors, and since cats transmit this through bites, living with a non-FIV positive cat is not an option.
So Pierre waits. He is one of the "broken" ones. But he doesn't know it. He is doted on by volunteers and staff alike. Volunteers at our City Center offsite mobile adoption, took pity on Pierre's plight and knitted him outerwear.
He is not amused, but we think he looks cute. Come visit Pierre at our Tri-Valley Adoption Center in Dublin.