Monday, March 15, 2010

Meet Brad!

This is the second in my series of three profiles of cats in need, in conjunction with my shop's Etsyversary hoopla (read about that in this post). First of all, I just have to say that I love that his name is Brad!

Brad is such a good boy - you can tell just by looking at his sweet face.
Brad was found outside, wandering the streets trying to fend for himself. He was so shy and scared when he first came to Feline Friends.

His big double paws and beautiful green eyes are complimented by a fabulous personality. Brad now gets along great with people and loves other cats but he would be just as happy as an only kitty.

Brad is FIV positive (FIV+). FIV is feline immunodeficiency virus, also known as feline AIDS. It is not contagious to humans or other pets' species, and can only be transferred to another cat through a deep bite, so Brad hangs out fine with the FIV-negative shelter kitties. Many FIV+ kitties live long, healthy lives. However, those that do get sick tend to be less able to overcome serious illness and may succumb more easily.

I know that not everyone can adopt a cat, and that not everyone lives in New England, where Feline Friends is located. Me, neither! Here are some other ways you can help:

  • Send your friends and family a link to this blog post to help spread the word about handsome Brad! Tweet it, facebook it, whatever - the more people that know about him, the more Brad's chances of finding a permanent home increase!
  • Make a purchase from my Etsy shop. I'm donating 50% of my Etsy shop's sales between now and March 31st to Feline Friends Rescue/Adoption League. Why Feline Friends? They work hard, they are a no-kill organization, and they need that money! In addition, I'm going to include a free little gift, handmade by me, with every order placed during this time. Don't try to argue with the birthday girl; I can give you presents if I want to! Please type "Brad" in your Message to me during the checkout process.
  • Purchase a handmade cat-shaped soap from Kittredge Candles (she took these photos and wrote the descriptions that are in italics, by the way); proceeds are donated to Feline Friends.
Stay tuned - I've got another amazing cat to introduce you to later this week!

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