Fuzzy was a one-year-old cat when she arrived at Animal General in the arms of our ever-vigilant Good Samaritan. A physical revealed that this kitty was in fine health, and her name and picture were quickly placed on the adoption board.
Fuzzy was lucky enough to be placed with Ms. Beverlee Galli through Animal General’s Elder Care Program. This service places adult cats in need of a home with senior citizens in need of companionship. It is one of the most highly successful outreach programs initiated by Animal General.
While many organizations will not place animals in the homes of senior citizens, part of our hospital’s mission is to dedicate itself to the active well-being of all those living in its surrounding community. As such, any cat that is placed through this program is treated – free of charge – at Animal General for the duration of the animal’s life.
Because we recognize that medical crises can some- times be more prevalent in an elder person’s life, emergency boarding is available should the foster guardian face such a situation. The hospital is also willing to resume custody and care of the animal at the owner’s request should s/he become ill, incapacitated, or predecease the pet.
Fuzzy and Ms. Galli, a Broadway actress in her younger years, shared ten wonderful years together and became beloved companions. The relationship greatly enhanced the quality of each one’s life, and their unabashed devotion to one another was the epitome of what Animal General seeks to achieve through its community outreach programs.
For the past six years, Ms. Galli had been limited to her apartment due to her illness. This allowed her relationship with Fuzzy to develop more deeply, as they two were together all the time. During those years, she drew up documents advising Animal General that they take over the care of Fuzzy when she died. Ms. Galli also managed to leave
an annuity for Fuzzy. The documents were kept on file at Animal General enabling Fuzzy to be brought quickly to the hospital when Ms. Galli passed away in May.
Fuzzy is now eleven years old and in very fine health aside from the fact that she is experienc- ing great stress in her new surroundings. She is spayed, de-clawed and FeLV/FIV negative. Because she has spent so much exclusive time with Ms. Galli, Fuzzy does not mix well with other animals. She really needs the comfort of another senior
lady like herself. Confused about where her “mom” has gone, she is lonely for the comfort of another home setting. Fuzzy is talkative and fond of being brushed and cuddled; she is a charming and appealing kitty who would love to brighten up your life. Please give her a chance for a second home. You will not be disappointed.
Because Fuzzy has proved herself to be a highly successful companion we award her “Pet of the Month” status for July/August with a special commendation in memory of her beloved owner Beverlee Galli who showed great love and forethought for her animal companion by providing for Fuzzy’s future.