Who wouldn’t want a teddy bear of their own to cuddle with? Would it matter to you that he was black? Would any details really matter, if your soft, furry friend filled you with warmth and smiles each and every day – just by having him near you? Teddy is looking for someone to love him.
See those eyes? They’re the face of an AHF celebrity – well, of sorts, anyway. Teddy is loved by everyone he meets. And he loves them right back. He adores attention. He’s unmistakably a people-cat. He gets along well with other cats, too. I nominate Teddy for Mr. Congeniality of the Year.
Teddy’s a young lad, born three years ago this month. He’s beautiful, healthy, friendly, and would make an awesome companion. So why is he considered less-adoptable then? Poor guy has two strikes against him for adoption. He’s black, and he’s “special-needs”.
As a household here with lots of black fur on our clothes, we just don’t understand the bias against dark-colored pets. But it’s there, and it is without question an impediment to a great pet getting his forever home. Teddy wears a stunning black fur coat, accented with white hairs for a wow-factor. He’s an esteemed member of FBKK – Freddy’s Black Kat Klub.
“Special-needs”. Not really. You see, Teddy tested positive for FIV. The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is not the horrible bogeyman people have thought it to be. It has been found that if you feed a quality diet to a FIV+ cat and keep up with the usual veterinary care (checkups, vaccinations) – that cat can live a long, healthy and happy life.
So, although he technically is a special-needs cat, Teddy does not require anything special. A responsible pet guardian’s care and love are all that’s needed. And judging by those who’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Teddy – that would be so easy to do.
Interested in meeting Teddy? In the Chicagoland area? He’s thrilling his adoring fans at Almost Home Foundation. Teddy is fully vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, litterbox trained, and healthy – just waiting for his own Forever Home.