Charlie Tuna and Monkey did not come from the same places, but they both found themselves at Safe House and it was love at first sight. Charlie Tuna came from a kill shelter in Indiana and Monkey was a local farm cat. What they are now, is inseparable, love birds, and best friends. You can find the pair snuggled together most any time of day or night and when one ventures off, the other is right behind. Monkey delights in rubbing all over Charlie, and being the dignified gentleman he is, Charlie nuzzles her back and throws an oversized paw around her neck to pull her closer.
While they may not have arrived together, our greatest wish is that they leave together. That their bond be respected and that some wonderful adopter out there can make this wish come true for them. This will not be an easy task, so we hope that you will help us.
You see, Monkey may possibly be the sweetest cat in the world, but she is shy. It takes her a few days to warm up to new people, so she does not “show” well when adopters visit her. If they hung around for a few days, they would learn that Monkey loves being held and can purr like a freight train, loves to rub all over people, gives hugs, and is a snuggling queen. Plus, being a black cat, her coloration alone puts her at a disadvantage as black pets take twice as long to adopt as pets of other colors.
Charlie, on the other hand, is a total ham. He is front and center looking for attention from strangers, he shows like a dream, and is very outgoing. He too gives hugs, adores being held, and is crazy affectionate. Everyone who meets Charlie immediately loves him. But in addition to also being a black cat, Charlie tested positive for FIV, so many people are afraid to adopt him because they don’t know the truth about FIV. Sadly, many people don’t know that FIV is no big deal at all and that there’s nothing to be afraid of. Charlie’s lifespan will very likely be exactly the same as a negative cat, he needs no medication, no special care, he needs absolutely nothing else than you would provide any cat you adopt. But he has that scary sounding label above his head, making it much more difficult for him to find a home.
And then we are so bold as to hope this pair could be adopted TOGETHER. It is asking a lot, we know. But we hope. We hope there is someone out there right now who has an open home and open heart and who loves an underdog. If that special person is you, please please consider adopting Monkey and Charlie Tuna. You will not only make our day, but you will make their dreams come true too.
Adoption fees for both cats are waived if they are adopted together.
Is there a hero out there for this pair? We think there is. Will you help us find him or her? Please share Charlie and Monkey and help us find their forever home!
More info on Monkey.
More info on Charlie Tuna.
Adoption application here.
More information on FIV here. (Or Google ‘the truth about FIV’).