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Wombat, a bundle of cuteness
Wombats are marsupials found in Australia, but the Dumb Friends League has our very own—albeit of the feline variety. And, the Quebec Street Shelter’s version is just as adorable as his namesake down under.
The League’s Wombat is a 10-year-old brown and white domestic shorthair cat who came to us from one of our transfer partners back in May. Sweet Wombat had some challenges, such as severe dental disease, a few broken teeth, a neck wound, a fluid mass and, as if all of that wasn’t enough, he also had a bit of hair loss. Wombat also has feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). While FIV does not define Wombat (or any other cat for that matter), it means he might be more susceptible to illnesses and may require some additional medical care in the future. (FIV positive cats like Wombat can live long, happy lives.)
Despite his difficulties, Wombat’s intake notes said he was “nervous but social and friendly, and he walked out of his carrier on his own and was tolerant of all handling.” It’s almost like Wombat knew he was walking into a better life.
And, he was.
League veterinarians performed surgery to extract some teeth, as well as remove the mass, and this loving snuggler quickly became a staff favorite. Wombat isn’t shy about what he wants, and what he wants are pets. Lots. Of. Pets. Everywhere. Because he’s not particular. This attention-seeking cat is known to headbutt anyone in the vicinity should they not give him the attention he feels he deserves. If the headbutting is ignored, Wombat moves to Plan B, which is rubbing against and leaning into a person, which, really should be Plan A since that approach is a bit more difficult to ignore.
Sometimes, older pets are overlooked at shelters, but they usually use a litter box, mellow with age yet are still playful, need love, deserve a home and will spend the rest of their days letting you know exactly how thankful they are to be a part of your family. With Wombat, all of these boxes are checked and wrapped up in one adorable furry mass of cuteness with gorgeous green eyes.
Our staff thinks Wombat’s dream home (and it really is time for this affectionate feline to find his dream home) would be on the quieter side with a family that would love him forever … and, of course, be able to provide ample amounts of pets! If that family has a sun-filled window for Wombat to lounge by and watch the world, that’s a bonus! And, because Wombat is FIV positive, he needs to be an only pet or be in a home with other FIV cats.
To learn more about pets available for adoption, visit our adoptions page or call 303.751.5772. All adoptions include spay or neuter surgeries, age-appropriate vaccinations, a microchip ID, 30 days of free pet insurance and a free wellness visit with a participating veterinarian.