Cat of the Week: Willy

Julia D Cat of the Week


Willy is a gray classic tabby with the characteristic swirls instead of stripes on his side. Willy recently came to Last Hope with an eye injury. Critter Crusaders sponsored Willy’s vet care and his injured eye was recently surgically removed. We’ll post new pictures of this handsome boy when he’s all healed up!

Willy 2Willy is living with a foster who is helping him heal up from his surgery and getting him ready for a forever home. He is bouncing back quickly and is, overall, a very healthy boy. Willy has tested positive for Feline Leukemia (FeLV), which has the potential to shorten his life, but despite the hype about FeLV, many vets will tell you that this disease does NOT have to be a death sentence. Cats with FeLv can live long, full, healthy lives with proper care and nutrition. Because FeLV can be spread from one cat to another through contact with saliva or bodily fluids, Willy does need to be an only cat (indoor only cat), or live with other cats that also are FeLV positive. FeLV cannot be transmitted to humans or other animals besides cats. Willy’s labs otherwise indicate a younger adult cat in good health. We think he deserves the opportunity to live out a full life in a happy home, don’t you?

You’d never know this sweet and friendly 5-6 year old boy ever had to live on the streets, as he doesn’t have an ounce of meanness in him. This cuddly guy loves to sit in your lap, get rubbed behind the ears and gently rub his face in your hands and purr his gratitude for the good food and gentle vet care he has been receiving. He is a charmingly gentle-hearted and loving kitty. He would love nothing more than to have a forever home to live out his days with a warm lap to snuggle in, warm patches of sunshine, and a human best friend.

Willy is vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. He needs an indoor only home. Please contact for more information about him. An adoption application can be completed HERE.