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This sweet cat has had a tough life. Now he has leukemia and needs a loving family to care for him.


Mars has had a tough life, and at 11 years old, he needs a loving family to care for him during his twilight years.

“He originally came to us from a hoarding situation,” Erath County Humane Society executive director Serena Wright told Beneath the Surface News. “He has had a pretty rough life and needs a home where he can live out what time he may have left.”

Mars is incredibly loving and simply wants affection. He enjoys playing with cat toys and watching TV.

He is FIV positive, meaning that he is more susceptible to catching illnesses and has a harder time responding to medication, and should not live in a home with other animals.

“He has an issue with ringworm and while he is ringworm free right now, there is a chance it will reoccur,” Serena said. “He had surgery a few months ago and had several teeth removed so Mars is on a canned food-only diet.”

Mars cannot be outdoors and has spent the last few months in long-term foster care.

“He was also diagnosed with leukemia and needs to go to a home that will understand that he is not going to get better,” she said. “We are looking for a long-term foster who will take on this old boy so that he doesn't have to live what little life he has in a shelter.

“He is not suffering and is showing no signs of distress or pain.”

If you choose to foster Mars, ECHS can provide food, bedding and medical care.

Porsha, a five-year-old female Pit Bull Terrier, is also up for adoption.

“She likes to act like a big old meanie in her kennel and bark at everyone, but we have discovered that she barks to get attention and is very friendly,” Serena said.


Porsha loves going on walks and being scratched. She is kennel-trained, but knows how to escape from a yard.

Porsha is spayed, fully vaccinated and microchipped.

She is also heart worm positive so potential adopters should speak to a veterinarian about treatment options.


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