By: Carmen Rey - Cleveland APL
Date: Jun 06, 2016
Categories: APL, Doggie, Doggie Rewards, Kitty, Kitty Rewards, Pet

Boris:  A Prince Discovered!
Boris is a cat who arrived at the APL with three, or maybe four, significant challenges.  Surrendered by a Good Samaritan who found him as a stray, Boris’ initial examination revealed an upper respiratory infection.  He tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), making any kind of infection a serious matter.  Boris was older, around nine years old.  And, he needed surgery to correct a condition that caused his eyelashes to grow inwards, potentially scratching his cornea.  Regardless, Boris received the necessary eye surgery and medical care from the APL veterinary staff, followed by some TLC in a foster home.  He then returned to the APL, to find his new home.
Boris’ timing was good.  Shortly after his return from foster care, Kristina came to the APL and asked to see the “old, fat cats,” she recalls with a laugh.  You see, Kristina believes strongly in the importance of animal rescue, and knew she could give a senior a loving home.  When Kristina saw Boris it was love at first sight–she saw past his age and chronic health condition, and recognized him for the prince he is!  But, his happily-ever-after would have to wait just a little longer; Kristina was moving to a new home in a few weeks, and needed to wait until then to adopt Boris.  She visited him at the APL every few days, bringing him catnip.  She was a bit nervous each time, afraid Boris might have been adopted by someone else.  She “would have been devastated” she admits, had he not been there.
Boris is one smart cat.  He waited for Kristina.  And finally, the day came when Boris went home to his new life.  He didn’t waste a single moment hiding in the closet or under furniture; he set right to work claiming a favorite sleeping spot…er, spots:  on the back of the couch; on the bed pillows (he’ll push off anyone in his way), or in the middle of any comfortable piece of clothing Kristina is about to put on.  He is, Kristina admits, “super bossy.”
Boris’s new life is fit for royalty.  He has tennis balls to chase, a catnip stash (he meows at the drawer where it’s kept), and a grandma who calls him her “grandkitty!”  When Kristina discovered Boris was afraid of thunderstorms, she built him a little fort on the couch, so he can hide and feel safe.  And Kristina takes Boris’s FIV status in stride, being vigilant and treating any health issues promptly.  
In addition to the best sleeping spots, Boris claimed another spot as well, on Kristina herself!  Kristina loves him so much, she got a colorful tattoo of Boris on her forearm, so he’s with her wherever she goes.
Boris clearly won the most important spot of all–the one in Kristina’s heart! Congratulations, Boris, on your happily-ever-after!
  Information about the Cleveland APL
To meet the adoptable animals at the Cleveland APL, visit our adoption center in Tremont at 1729 Willey Avenue or our PetSmart Charities® Everyday Adoption Center in the Parma PetSmart® store at 6870 Ridge Road.  To view all of the animals who are waiting for loving homes online or on your mobile device, visit or download our free app on your mobile device.
Our Facebook page is called “Cleveland Animal Protective League”.
Our Twitter handle is @ClevelandAPL.
  • Click Here to learn more about Marc's Doggie & Kitty Rewards or apply for funding
  • Learn more about some of the great animals we were able to help with this program!

Carmen R.
Cleveland Animal Protective League


Posted: Jun 06, 2016 | 0 comments
View Our Ad image  image View Our Ad image  image

View Our Ad »

View Our Ad

Each week Marc's has weekly hot deals on great products in our online circular ad!

Online Coupons image  image Online Coupons image  image

Online Coupons »

Online Coupons

Save even more money on these great products by printing these online coupons before you head to Marc's!

Marc's E-Shop image  image Marc's E-Shop image  image

Marc's E-Shop »

Marc's E-Shop

Order party platters, veggies trays, Marc’s gift cards, pet ID tags and Closeout last minute buys.