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Melissa: Sweet Siamese mix with a URI sits alone and unloved in SC shelter

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Updated June 4 in foster care

According to Facebook: Greenville County Pet Rescue, this beauty arrived with an upper respiratory infection at the high-kill upstate shelter. Although she has a few days left, if she becomes worse, the shelter has the right to euthanize this girl. More information can be found on this Facebook thread.

Sweet Melissa is a Siamese mix. The shelter says she's around 2 year old, and is healthy except for the URI. She tested negative for FeLV and FIV. Despite being sick, Melissa is a friendly cat.

Upper respiratory infections are easily treated, and a cat will recover more quickly in a home environment. Extra precautions have to be taken to protect other cats in the home, but it can be done.

NAME: Melissa
ANIMAL ID: 22699792
BREED: Siamese mix
SEX: Female
EST. AGE: 2 yrs
Est Weight: 6.12 lbs
Health: appear healthy-Combo neg-Came in with URI!!
Temperament: friendly

If you can find it in your heart to save this beauty, please contact Greenville County Animal Care Services by email at Be sure to put the pet name and ID in the subject line of your email.

Please share this article with friends in rescue, foster or who are looking to adopt a special pet. Social media has saved millions of shelter pets. Let's do our part to be sure this baby gets the chance at a forever home.

If you can't help a cat or dog in person, you can sponsor an animal by clicking here. This way a rescue can save the pet without any out of pocket expense, other than vetting and medical.



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