A handsome long-timer at the Oregon Humane Society in Portland recently received a beautiful letter from an allergic admirer. Meet Simba, an 11-year-old cat whose story is going viral, thanks to the U.S. Postal Service and social media.
According to a post on the Oregon Humane Society website, Simba is a special needs cat (he has diabetes). An admirer saw his story in a local newspaper and decided to put pen to paper to declare her love, despite being severely allergic.
Here’s the letter, where Simba’s admirer calls him the “HANDSOMEST cat she has ever seen.”
The post from Oregonhumane.org reads
“He is a dignified gentleman looking for a quiet home to call his own. Simba has been diagnosed with diabetes and will require special consideration in his new home. His condition is being managed with a special diet and twice daily insulin injections. Simba loves getting attention from his human friends, but will need time to settle into his new home before the love fest begins. All this change hasn’t stopped Simba from being a sweet feline! He loves receiving pets and will make an excellent companion. He may adjust best in a quiet home with older children. Visit with him today and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without him. A level 2 medical consultation will be provided prior to his adoption.
The adoption fee ($15) includes spay/neuter, microchip ID, collar and OHS I.D. tag, initial vaccines, courtesy veterinarian exam, 30 days free PetPlan health insurance for Oregon Residents and plenty of post adoption support!”
In the meantime, Simba waits patiently for his new home, totally unaware of his new-found celebrity status.
If you’d like to give Simba a forever home or become a sponsor, please contact Oregon Humane Society via their website or call (503) 285-7722.
Cats are living longer than ever with proper veterinary care. Even ones with health conditions such as diabetes. This gorgeous boy has many good years left and he needs a forever home, so be sure to share his story with friends. Especially with those in the Portland community.
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