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A cat found living in an abandoned Piggly Wiggly store on Grove Avenue in Racine is now healthy enough to adopt out, but this cat needs a special home, according to officials with the Wisconsin Humane Society.

Given the name Wilbur by the Wisconsin Humane Society – Racine campus, this red tabby cat needed extra attention. With matted hair, pieces of insulation stuck to his fur, infected wounds and signs of kidney issues — the staff treated Wilbur quickly.

“Through everything Wilbur has been an excellent patient and nothing but a love bug,” said Angela Speed, spokesperson for WHS.

Even though Wilbur is better and very much on the mend, he has a feline leukemia virus and is FIV positive.

“But we’re not giving up on this guy,” Speed said. “We know that someone out there is ready and able to give him the loving home he deserves. Since FeLV and FIV are contagious to other felines, it’s important that he stay indoors and does not interact with healthy cats, though he could go home with cats who already have FeLV or FIV.”

If you are interested in adopting Wilbur,

As with all cats over 1 year of age at WHS, you get to name your own adoption fee for Wilbur. For more information on Wilbur visit the Wisconsin Humane Society website.


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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.

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