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Parker the Cat: Artful Paws Rescue of the Week

Today I had a wonderful session with a very special cat named Parker.  She is currently available for adoption at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and she needs a hero!

During a routine medical check up at the shelter, Dr. B from Pender Veterinary Center found that Parker had a mammary mass. It was biopsied and discovered to be cancerous. The mass was removed with clear margins, but there is a chance that the cancer might have spread to another one of her mammary glands. She could live another few months, or she could live a lot longer. We just don’t know. She’ll need regular vet checkups just like any other cat, and your vet can monitor Parker. She so deserves to be adopted and spoiled, no matter how much time she has left!

Parker was awesome in the studio. She was friendly and curious and she absolutely loved treats. She didn’t even care about the studio lights flashing as long as there were treats! She was recently in a foster home and here is what her foster mom had to say about her…

“Parker is a talkative, opinionated girl. She takes time to trust. Her person will need to take it slow with pets until Parker feels comfortable. Then, Parker does love to be around her people and liked to follow along and talk about her day. She’ll even snuggle with you or hang out on your lap if you don’t try to do anything where she feels you might try to restrain her. She got along with the other cats in the house.”

Could you be Parker’s hero?

For more information on Parker or other animals currently available for adoption at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, please visit the shelter’s page on Petango.  Artful Paws Photography is proud to provide cat photography and dog photography to the Fairfax County Shelter and other rescue groups. For more information on pet photography sessions, please visit my website.


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