One of the wonderful cat rescues we have featured is Save the Cats Arizona. They are a 501(c)3 sanctuary based in Gilbert, AZ – and you can read their profile post here. Today we get to share with you one of their rescue stories, as told by Terry, a Board Member and the Volunteer & Sanctuary Coordinator for Save the Cats Arizona.
Terry shares Fussy’s story
Fussy was a scrappy, skinny and very scared cat that we rescued from a 110 acre preserve in Gilbert. He had horrible dental issues, he was drooling constantly, he was losing weight and his coat was looking terrible because he had stopped grooming himself. We had taken him to the vet several times, removed most of his teeth, and he was on medication – but nothing seemed to help. We even had to guard him when he ate wet food because the bigger cats would just push him away. Fussy was in pretty bad shape. We were seriously discussing if this was any life for a cat to live; it just didn’t seem right.
Well, later that day, a mother/daughter team who recently volunteered with us offered to take Fussy home to foster him, where he could spend his last days in peace and surrounded by love. We agreed and thought what a wonderful idea – so off he went to a foster home.
It has now been several months and Fussy has gained weight, his coat looks better than ever, no more dental issues, off his meds and he has his new best friends to snuggle with! He has become so much more social and confidant
Fussy made a huge comeback because all it took was a home, love and special attention. It’s an amazing story and we are thrilled Fussy has a new lease on life!
Fussy’s foster mom says:
“Fussy’s favorite activities include rubs under the chin, taking cat naps, playing when he thinks nobody is watching, and looking extra cute.
He loves to greet cats with a gentle headbutt and follows his best friend, Leo, everywhere. If Leo drinks, he drinks. If Leo scratches, he scratches. If Leo jumps on the bed, Fussy also jumps on the bed.
Fussy can be quite talkative and purrs instantly when he is being petted. Fussy loves attention…although sometimes he will play “hard to get” at first. He is making great progress and learning to trust more and more each day. I really enjoy watching him learn how to be a house cat and love being a part of his growth and success!”
When Three Chatty Cats asked Terry for an update on Fussy, we were told that he may very likely become a foster fail! Fussy is enjoying life with Leo and a new foster sibling, Doc!
Thank you to Terry and Fussy’s foster mom for sharing his story with us. It just goes to show how a cat can completely turnaround with the proper care and in the right loving home!
You can connect with Save the Cats Arizona on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. They are also on Twitter and Catastic as “LilSonora” – named for their spokes kitty). You can donate at their website or learn more about volunteering as well!
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