Cats generally stay at the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home for about 23 days. A year and a half later, Monique is still there.
Her feline immunodeficiency virus has prevented her from being adopted despite being very lively and sociable (FIV). Because of the condition, it cannot live with most cats. When it comes to exploring, Monique is a highly curious and energetic cat. However, her new yard must be completely enclosed so that no other cats can get in and potentially catch FIV from her. Monique is still at the shelter because of these conditions.
“When she initially came to Battersea, she was a bit hesitant and needed a while to come out of her shell,” said Nikki Cummins, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s communications officer.
Everyone at the shelter loves Monique and wants to help her find a permanent home, so they came up with a plan to save her.
“When it came time to celebrate, “it felt like the perfect time, Cummins remarked. There is no better time than Valentine’s Day for people to contemplate bringing more love into their lives. All they wanted was for everyone to be drawn to the birthday girl and inquire what type of house she was seeking for, and, in an ideal world, volunteer to take her home. The staff was hoping that”
To make it happen, everyone sprung into action. After a few days of preparation, everything was in place for They had everything ready, even the birthday girl. It was hoped that Monique would finally find a home today, as they crossed their fingers and held their breath.
But no one showed up at Monique’s birthday party.
Everyone was disappointed after all their hopes that the party would be a success, but lovely Monique, like usual, was in a good mood.
Even though the celebration didn’t go as planned, everyone at the shelter believes Monique’s ideal home is out there someplace. In the meanwhile, the shelter workers will continue to give lots of care with affection.