Chester is a sweet old man cat who’s been through a lot in his life. We’re not sure exactly what happened to him, but we suspect he wasn’t taken good care of AT ALL, and after almost ten years of that shoddy treatment, he was dumped at a high-kill shelter — simply discarded. We couldn’t bare to see such a good-natured old fellow die in the shelter, unloved and unwanted, so we got him out, just in the nick of time.
It turns out he has some health problems, which is no wonder, considering how neglected he was throughout his life. He has FIV, probably from getting beaten up by other cats. FIV is not a big deal, of course, in the sense that it’s only contagious through fighting, and Chester is not the fighting type, so he would never give it to any other cats. He also has an underlying condition of IBD (irritable bowel syndrome), requiring that he be fed a special gastrointestinal food, along with probiotics, Vitamin D and steroids. He is very good about taking his meds, though, and good about using the litter box. With the help of his medicines, he’s doing very well now. He’s put on weight and is obviously feeling great, based on his happy disposition. Of course, even when he was at his sickest he was affectionate and friendly as could be. It’s just who he is!
Chester is an incredibly sweet, loving boy who just wants to be with his human. He’ll sit by your desk while you’re working and make sure you’re doing everything right. He’ll join you for television viewing, or anything you’re into. As long as you’re there, that’s where he wants to be. He’s curious and engaged, and just a joy to have around. He’s also very playful, for such an elderly gentleman! He simply has a wonderful disposition and is an all-around good cat.
Chester deserves to have a loving home for the remainder of his life, which may be many years yet, to make up for the horrible first decade of the poor boy’s life. If you’re willing to go the extra mile for him, he will repay you a hundred fold.
Spayed/Neutered - Vaccinated - Dewormed - Treated for Fleas
Tested for FeLV and FIV (cats and kittens only) - Microchipped
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