By Vicki Riedel
Ripley came to the shelter in very tough shape. After a couple baths and much-needed TLC, he has turned out to be a diamond in the rough. He is a sweet, gentle giant looking for nothing but love and kindness.
Unfortunately he has feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), most likely from a deep bite wound while living on the streets. FIV is a disease that can affect the immune system, but FIV cats can live long and healthy lives.
If you would like to learn more about our very special Ripley or have questions about FIV, please give MAPS a call, and speak with Shelter Manager Kaitlin Loberg.
If interested in adopting, visit the Marshfield Area Pet Shelter’s Adoption Center located across from Furniture & ApplianceMart inside Marshfield Mall from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. To view all adoptable pets and complete an online adoption application, go to www.MarshfieldPetShelter.org/adopt.