Sweet, sweet Tiki has had such a hard life. He lived his life on the streets in Florida until someone took him to a county shelter. When Hurricane Irma was heading their way, the shelter had to evacuate all their animals. Many were transported to Georgia and Good Mews was able to help out and take several cats. When we went to the shelter where they were being housed, we saw Tiki sitting in his cat carrier under a table, curled up in a ball with his head hidden. We could tell he was scared to death and was not feeling well. And right then and there, we knew he had to come back to Good Mews with us.
While handling Tiki during initial examination, this poor guy shook like a leaf. It was apparent he had very little interaction with people and had never known what it felt like to be loved. But that was about to change for him. We were determined to give this sweet boy lots of love and show him the world wasn’t so bad! Tiki did have some medical issues when he first arrived, but he is now feeling better and ready to find a family.
Tiki is one of our hidden gems at the shelter. He is very shy and he stays hidden, so he is rarely noticed. But once you find him and start petting him, he will softly purr, which will melt your heart. He loves attention, but is scared to ask for it. Tiki will require a quiet home with patient people that will be willing to work with him and let him come around at his own pace. Helping a shy cat come out of their shell has to be one of the most rewarding experiences. Because not many people see Tiki while they are looking for their new best friend, he will be our featured cat for March. Hopefully someone will read about him and will want to give this sweetheart a forever home. We want nothing but a loving family for Tiki, so hopefully someone will be willing to give him a chance soon.
Tiki tested positive for heartworms. He had an echocardiogram and it showed he had a grade 2 heart murmur. At this time, he does not need medication. He will need a recheck in March 2019. It is best that he sees his vet on a regular basis. He will have a recheck heartworm test in late April. We are hoping his second test will show negative for heartworms.
Tiki is also 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.