Special Need: FIV+

Wolfie One look at Wolfie tells you he's been through some rough times, including unpleasant encounters with other cats. His FIV+ status is probably the result of one such fight. Because he was probably bullied by other cats, Wolfie does not readily accept the friendship of his fellow felines. He does, however, have a nurturing nature; he's been known to cuddle with kittens.

Wolfie did time, with Mimi, as part of a semi-feral colony at the military prison in Ft. Dix, NJ. Fortunately for him, he was befriended by an inmate who shared his lunch with Wolfie. The inmate soon discovered that the way to Wolfie's heart was through his stomach. When the inmate learned he was to be transferred, he became concerned about the fate of the cats. He told his social worker that he'd make a donation to a shelter that would accept Wolfie and three others.

In September 2013, the four cats went to a central NJ shelter. Although he had recurring eye problems,

Wolfie settled in and made great progress being socialized. However, on a bleak Thursday in February, his life changed forever. On a standard retest, Wolfie tested positive for FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus). Fortunately, two volunteers helped Wolfie find his way to Tabby's Place.


Tabby's Place's first order of business was addressing Wolfie's severe eye problem. Our vet team diagnosed Wolfie with entropion, a painful condition in which the eyelids are inverted. Wolfie received surgery to correct the problem.

Prior to this procedure, he frequently squinted, but now we can gaze right into his bright, beautiful eyes.

If Steiff doesn't have a cat in its teddy bear collection, Wolfie would make the perfect model. Can't you picture him as a plush toy in the arms of a child? Better yet, can't you imagine him in the arms of a loving adopter?

Other than his FIV, Wolfie is a healthy 7-year-old cat (as of April 2014). He's a quiet boy who can't wait to become someone's new BFF - Best Feline Friend. We are confident that someone will be charmed by our chunky chap and carry him away to a loving home.

Until that day arrives, Wolfie has a home in our FIV Suite, where he'll receive lots of affection.

Please consider sponsoring Wolfie and help Tabby's Place provide him with the care he needs.

Sponsor Wolfie(or, see all of our Special Needs Cats)
other monthly amount (minimum $14)

$15/month helps pay for antibiotics to treat the infections to which FIV+ cats like Wolfie are prone.

$63/month provides 1 hour of expert veterinary care for Wolfie.

Any amount will help our Special Needs cats