Part of what sets Tabby’s Place apart from other shelters is our willingness to take in Special Needs cats. Scotty, a large, deep orange tabby male, was found as a stray. We quickly discovered that something was amiss; that “something” turned out to be nasal and gastrointestinal lymphoma. Most shelters simply do not have the ability to treat cats like this and would have had to euthanize Scotty. Fortunately, Tabby’s Place is different.
Scotty is currently on a chemotherapy regimen. Cats often do well on chemotherapy for this type of cancer, but of course we cannot predict exactly what will happen here.
Scotty is easy to recognize; he’s the “big orange guy” in our lobby. Admittedly, he looks a bit scruffy, but if I were being treated for lymphoma I’d probably look a bit scruffy myself. And he looks much better than he did when he came to us. Our best guess is that he was born in the spring of 2008.
It’s a little difficult to assess Scotty’s personality at a time like this. We can say that he is not aggressive toward other cats or people (I myself saw fellow lobby-resident Mimi pinch food from under his nose, and he didn’t even react). He seems a gentle, quiet boy.
We remain hopeful for Scotty. We recognize that having him adopted at this point is a long shot, to say the least, but if the chemo works as well as we know it can, that could easily change. If adopting a Special Needs cat won’t work for you but you’d like to help Scotty, please consider making a donation toward his care.