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 of 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 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. Because he is so shy, he 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. He does enjoy being petted and as soon as you hear his soft purr, your heart will melt. Helping a shy cat come out of their shell has to be one of the most rewarding experiences. We want nothing but a loving home for Tiki, so hopefully someone will be willing to give him a chance soon.
Tiki is heartworm+ but is currently not being treated for it. It is best that he sees his vet on a regular basis.
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.