Champ from Good Mews Animal Foundation in metro Atlanta has a special message that he posted on the Good Mews Facebook page earlier today:
Happy Friday! Hope everyone survived the crazy weather this week! My name is Champ and I have been at Good Mews for a while. I was dumped off here in 2006 but I was adopted pretty quickly into a nice home. Sadly, my guardian had to go to a nursing home in 2011 so I had to come back. I figured I would get adopted again really fast, but that did not happen. Now I have a few health issues and have to take a lot of meds. Some people really liked me when they met me and thought about adopting me, but when they heard about all of my meds, they changed their mind. And to top it off, I am FIV+ and 12 years old. It seems like nobody wants a senior cat on lots of meds that is FIV+. I was really sad about it, but then realized my life could be worse. At least at Good Mews I am safe and very well taken care of. But really, nothing beats a home with a loving family.
So today I was just hanging out, like any other day. Was given my medicine, ate breakfast, then curled up in my bed for my afternoon nap. But then someone nudged my shoulder, telling me I had to wake up. What? I didn’t want to wake up! I was dreaming about a forever home. I really do not like to be woken up when I am in a middle of a dream like that; how rude!! But I was told I had to get up. Someone had a big surprise for me! A surprise? What was it?? A new treat? A new bed? Nope…my surprise was much bigger than that . . . it was a home!! And yes, I was awake; I was not dreaming!! I was being adopted by one of my favorite volunteers! I just could not believe it! Me, Champ, adopted! So off I go to my new home where I will live for the rest of my life. I will miss all of my friends at Good Mews and will never forget all of the love that was given to me.
So dreams do come true; just because I am an FIV+ senior cat on lots of meds, does not mean I do not deserve a loving home. So if you are thinking of adopting, don’t forget about the older cats. They want homes too. I hope and pray that when they curl up for a long nap, someone will nudge their shoulder and tell them they going home too.
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Click here to see an awesome video of the kitties in action at the Good Mews Shelter.
About Good Mews Animal Foundation
Good Mews is a cage-free, no-kill cat shelter offering an alternative to traditional animal shelters in the Metro Atlanta area. They provide a safe haven for homeless, abused, or abandoned cats until they can be placed in permanent, loving homes. Since 1988, Good Mews has placed over 7,000 cats in forever homes. The shelter receives no government support and relies solely on donations of time, services, goods and money from its many supporters and local businesses. Good Mews is home to approximately 100 residents on any given day – most of whom reside at the Shelter in Marietta, with some cats residing in foster homes.