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Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeos Story

February 27th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

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Romeo, a 3.5 year old DSH, was transferred to a shelter for medical attention after it was learned that he had been severely abused.  He was kicked and beaten, had hair loss, and weighed only 4.5 pounds. He was transferred to an emergency and specialty hospital to access and hopefully correct his healed wounds. He had has a broken leg/hip that had healed in a very wrong position, as well as facial fractures.  It was deemed that his only option was for amputation of his rear leg and hip.

I had fallen in love with him, and being a foster for the shelter, I took this guy into foster.  He had stolen everyone’s heart that met him.  I was a bit afraid, that since the abuser was a male, that he might have issues with accepting his foster dad. So we were prepared for this possibility. Instead, this guy accepted and loved him, as he did with each and every person and animal he met. This guy did not know how to play, and his body condition was poor. He had a long road ahead of him, but we could tell, he was a fighter. He deserved a chance to learn to be a cat, experience unconditional love in a way that he obviously had not gotten.

His acceptance of his missing leg was null. He came into foster with me the day after his amputation, and was like, IM HOME!! He ate, he drank, he explored and he healed.  It was 2 days later, I was looking for him, and found he had made his way into the cat tree as well as the window seat. Nothing was going to stop him.  It was just 2 months prior that we had lost our cat Zeus, just a few months shy of his 20th birthday.  So we decided that Romeo was here to stay and to add to our fur family. He accepted all the cats and dogs and even the turtles, with out as much as a blink.

He is now 9.5 pounds, with a full, thick shiny black coat and as happy go lucky as they come.  He plays and has finally had the chance to become a CAT. He is also now a Blood Donor, helping to save the lives of others.


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