July 9, 2013
The rest of the story can now be told. In 1997, The Issaquah Press reported on Pepe, a young cat infected with feline immunodeficiency virus.
The cat was brought to Meadows Cat Hospital to be euthanized, and Dr. Dave Loehndorf couldn’t bring himself to do it. He kept talking to clients about it, hoping someone would volunteer to take the animal.
He finally found a willing volunteer to adopt Pepe in Carolyn Petro. She renamed the cat Pablo and he lived with her to the ripe old cat age of 17. He died March 20.
Petro said at the time she agreed to adopt Pablo, they had a cat that had just died. Loehndorf told her he knew she had a home that did not let cats outside and asked if she would take the cat.