It’s always great news when a special needs cat gets adopted, but when two best friends get to go home together, it’s truly something special!
Champ and Theo met at Purrfect Pals Cat Sanctuary, a shelter dedicated to giving cats with special needs the chance to live and find forever homes just like any other cat. Theo, a loving three-year-old with a penchant for attention, was living in the FIV Land of Purrfect Pals for cats diagnosed with Feline Immunodeficiency Virus when Champ arrived. Champ was taken in as a stray and needed some time to recover from a few injuries, but once he was back on his feet, he and Theo hit it off.
The two cats became best friends and were inseparable until Theo was adopted into a family. Kristy, the mother of his new family, chose Theo as a companion for her cat-loving children and knew right away that he was the perfect choice. Theo became her daughter’s shadow, and as she told LoveMeow, he quickly became the “king of his castle.”
Theo had a fulfilling, happy life ahead of him, but Champ was still waiting for a home to call his own at Purrfect Pals. Although the family was content and (seemingly) complete, just one week later, Kristy felt the urge to adopt again when she heard about Theo’s best friend left behind at the shelter.
And she did just that. A second trip to Purrfect Pals, and she became the proud parent of two special needs cats!
It takes an extraordinary person to open their home to a pet with special needs, but welcoming two for their first pet is truly incredible! Kristy’s home and heart are big enough for Champ and Theo, and the two cats will not only live together as best friends but as a family.
FIV-positive cats offer the same love and affection as any other cat, and now Kristy’s family gets to experience that firsthand.
“Our family feels so blessed to have our new boys, and I’m so glad they could be together. My two kids are in love, and my daughter has never done her chores as well as with the litter box. She’s been begging for a kitty for years… Now that we have our own home, I finally could get her her kittens, and I have to say, I’m quite smitten too.”