Boots at a Glance

  • Location: Adoption Center – Frankfort, IL 60423
  • Age: 5-7 Years (Est DOB:2010-2012)
  • Color/Breed: Black with White Tuxedo Shorthair
  • Gender: Male
  • Kids: Probably
  • Dogs: Unknown
  • Cats: Yes

Boots’ Story

History: In 2014, Boots was rescued from a local shelter, and was put into foster care with other cats for which he did extremely well. Boots was very outgoing and found himself a home very quickly. Unfortunately, due to housing issues, Boots was returned in December of 2015.

About: When we talk about Boots, one word comes to mind, “Survivor.” Well, maybe two words…..add “Miracle.” When Boots was relinquished by his family, his depression hit hard and fast. He refused to eat , and did not welcome attention. This is was such a change from the outgoing boy that we knew him to be. He eventually had to be hospitalized because of organ failure, and even that was was not helping his condition. He took a turn for the worse, and we had to make the only humane decision to let him go instead of letting him suffer. That day when we went to spend time with him, he started head butting us. Our vet told us to take him home and spend the weekend with him. All weekend we encouraged him to eat, and finally he grew stronger and stronger. Once he was cleared medically, he still was unsure of being with any other cats until Lady (also available for adoption) was introduced into his foster room. She also had lost her family and was confused. They blossomed together, and now Boots is almost full circle. He is at our Frankfort adoption center with other cats, and back to his sweet self. All he needs now is a home to call his own to complete his journey. FIV+

Video of Boots and Lady: https://youtu.be/VrgAaQtbtk0