Rutland, VT

Dorothy is learning all the ins and outs of life with humans, and so far, she likes it!

Dorothy- Adult Female: March 6, 2021

Dorothy is starting to warm up to her foster mom and will now allow petting, especially when eating. Although she is very scared and shy, because she will allow petting, we believe that time, consistent attention, and patience will bring her around. She is active when her foster mom visits her now with positive body language.

Unfortunately, she tested positive for FeLV. She will need to be an only cat, due to FELV, but a home with a dog would be very nice for her. She loves dogs! She comes out and rubs against the cage when her foster mom’s dog goes over to her.

[Update June 14th. 2021– Dorothy recently moved to a new foster family, who has a dog. She and the dog are getting along really well, and Dorothy is starting to come out of her shell now that she is free to roam a home! ]

Dorothy with her new dog brother at her new foster family! – June 14, 2021

Due to her FeLV status, her foster mom can only safely keep her in a cage since there are other cats in the household. We would love to see her adopted to a Forever Family, or a long-term Foster Family with no other cats–and, ideally, a dog–so her socialization can be accelerated.

In new foster home, introduction time!
In new foster home, introduction time!
In new foster home, introduction time!

Dorothy has been spayed and has age-appropriate vaccines. We estimate that she was born in early winter 2018. She tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia) and will need to be an only cat. She tested negative (good) for FIV. Dorothy is considered Special Needs.

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