This story was submitted by our shelter friend The Cat House on the Kings. The Cat House on the Kings saves pets’ lives in the Fresno County, California area, and the Animal Rescue Site is proud to share their stories. You can learn more about their work here!
Often we are beside ourselves on why a kitten or a cat has not been adopted yet, and our Phenomenal Fella is certainly one of those beings. What makes it even harder for us to understand is having watched what this sweet boy patiently went through with a multitude of treatments.
If you have ever had an eye infection, you know just what it’s like to have drops put in several times a day. Even after diligent treatment, it was determined that his eye was not savable and that it would have to be removed. Because of this, he was set up to be fostered by our Assistant Director, who is an expert on post surgery recovery. Not to mention that this is one of the greatest homes to recover in to maintain your sweetness, your joyous life, and catitude, all while regaining your wellness.
We have watched Fella recover, grow up, adjust to new situations, meet new companions, appreciate new caretakers, have people dote on him, but no adoptive bond yet in his nearly year-long journey with us.
To potential cat adopters, we say:
Don’t think for a minute that this fine Fella isn’t the most perfect boy ever! He has no idea that anything is missing! His great friendliness, love of people, and happy, busy personality make that clear! He romps, races, bounces, and pounces, is fine with the well-behaved resident poodles, plays well with the older cats, and never has to be asked twice to dig in when wet food is served!
While this great little guy is easy-going and full of resilience, he does appreciate not being startled. He’s a classic orange ball of extra fuzzy wuzzy sunshine, with cinnamon tabbyman stripes highlighting his springy legs, chest, and sweet cheeks! What a darling, inside and out! Could this precious Fella, with his super sweet, spunky, and undaunted spirit, be your beloved boy? If you think he could be, check out his adoption page!
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