Dickens was living his life on the streets, doing all he could to stay alive. Someone found him and took him to the county animal control, where he sat for a whole month waiting for someone to save him. To make it worse, Dickens had a very painful mouth, so he was not a happy camper. When the shelter contacted us to see if we could help him, we went and picked him right up. He went straight to the vet to receive treatment for dental disease. This made him feel so much better and we got to see what a loving, sweet boy he was now that he was no longer in pain.
Dickens has been at Good Mews since Jan 2017 and we are really flabbergasted as to why someone hasn’t taken him home yet. He has so much love to give and it just warms your heart when he curls up in your lap and purrs away.
Could it be his medical needs? They really aren’t that major. Because of his dental disease, his mouth needs to be monitored and he will need to see a vet if he has flare-ups. He is on a limited ingredient diet because of a sensitive tummy. But his food can be bought at any pet store and if he is adopted into a multi-cat home, the other cats can eat it as well. He is FIV+, which just means his immune system is compromised and he will just need to see his vet on a regular basis. He can still live a long life. FIV+ cats can live safely with other cats as long as they get along.
Because of Dickens’ special diet, he lives in his own Suite at the shelter. He would really love a home where he would have more space to walk around and places to explore. But what we think he really wants is his very own person to love him. Dickens is a super cat that loves everyone. He especially loves when the kids come to the shelter to read to him. He also gets along fine with other cats and enjoys hanging out with them.
Dickens would do great as a single cat or living with one or two others. As long as he has a lap to sit in, he is happy! So please come meet him soon. This handsome guy would love to meet you and hopefully win his way into your heart and home.
Dickens is on a restricted diet because of his sensitive tummy. The good news is, it is just a limited ingredient diet, so any cat can eat it and it can be bought at any pet supply store. His mouth also needs to be monitored.
Dickens is FIV+, but don’t let that scare you! FIV+ cats can live long and healthy lives. They can also live safely with FIV negative cats. FIV is spread through severe bite wounds, so it is important that your kitties get along. To learn more about FIV, please read the articles under the Advice tab.