Update: This sweet lad has been adopted, and is now in his forever home!!
BJ was found at six weeks old with extensive injuries to his back legs. Both were badly broken and he had skin wounds infested with maggots. We were not sure if BJ was going to be able to regain use of either of his legs, but we were determined to give him a chance. One leg was damaged beyond surgical repair and the other has pins placed in it to hold the bone together. The initial plan was to allow the leg with the pins to heal and then amputate the other leg. Much to the surprise of all involved in his treatment, both legs healed well and after close to 3 months of recovery, he is able to run around and play as well as any other kitten his age. He does have a limp which will always be present.
Weeks of poking and prodding, bandage changes and physiotherapy has left him wary of being held for long periods of time so he would prefer to keep all 4 feet on the ground. He does act shy when meeting new people but given time he warms up and will be snuggling at your side. He loves the company of other cats and would do best with another social feline in the home. He does not like the loud noises or sudden movements of children so a more low key household would suit him best.
He will need to have the leg with the pin monitored by his new vet, but we do not anticipate any further issues with it. BJ has had a tough start to his life but things are looking up for him. Please consider adding this very special boy to your family.
Born May 18, 2014., BJ has been neutered and vaccinated.
To make a donation towards BJ’s vet care, please donate now via CanadaHelps. All donations are greatly appreciated.
This little duo has been adopted!!!
Stevie and Ray are two brothers that came from a hoarding situation. Years of inbreeding resulted in a genetic malformation of their eyeballs. Both boys have significant to full loss of vision, but this does not slow them down. Stevie and Ray have no idea they are different than any other cat. They love their cat tree, play with toys, wrestle with each other and use their litter box just like kittens with sight. Stevie (the smaller one) is definitely the braver of the duo. He is fearless in his exploration and confidently meets new people, cats and even dogs without hesitation. Ray depends on his little brother for guidance in new situations and does not like to be separated from him. If he is left alone, becomes uncomfortable or lacks confidence he will cry out for Stevie and will continue to cry until they are reunited. Because of this it is mandatory that they are adopted together.
Both boys start purring the moment they sense your presence and love to receive affection. Common with most blind cats, they are not big fans of being picked up, but they will relax in to you if you hold them close to your chest. They are fairly picky eaters but their foster mom has found food that they love. Being the Princes they are, it is one of the more expensive wet foods, but they are worth every penny spent.
The boys have been neutered, but they will require further surgery on their eyes in a few months. TCR will cover the cost of this surgery, but the adopter must be willing and able to bring them to the central Toronto clinic they have been treated at to have this performed.
Their ideal new home will have experience with sightless cats, or have researched how to provide a safe and stimulating environment for them. They must realize that accidents may happen, especially when they are young, in new environments and/or their surroundings have changed. They must commit to keeping them together for the rest of their lives and love them unconditionally.
Please consider making a donation toward their surgeries.
Meet HAPPY & JOY! Adopt one, or both, of these adorable brown tabbies! The girls are already spayed, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats, DOB June 20, 2013.
Sisters Happy and Joy got their names because from the minute they walked into their foster mom’s home that is what they have given to her. Just looking at their faces makes their foster mom feel happy and full of joy! They are both so cute and small and playful that life just seems like fun to them.
Joy and Happy were rescued from a rural property where they were living outside with a small colony of cats. They were both very social so when they were trapped to be spayed it was decided they should be brought into a TCR foster home in order to get adopted rather than being returned to their former outdoor life.
UPDATE: The girls have been adopted TOGETHER!!