Ronnie didn’t always have a comfy bed to sleep in or the simple security of knowing that he will never go hungry. For years, Ronnie lived outside as a community cat. Luckily, his colony came to the attention of a volunteer who began to do their best to take care of the Ronnie and his mates.
One day, however, Ronnie’s caretaker noticed that he had a limp due to an injury on his paw. Thankfully, they were able to trap him and bring him to Tabby’s Place for treatment.
Upon arrival, our Sanctuary Manager noticed something unusual about Ronnie. Unlike almost all feral cats, Ronnie did not seem angry or upset in the trap. Our Manager started interacting with him, and he began purring immediately. Ronnie was no feral cat and we’ve no idea how he ended up in an outdoor colony.
Well, we treated Ronnie’s paw. While he didn’t like that much, the paw is nicely healed. The treatment has affected Ronnie’s personality, though we know that’s temporary. He’s still a wonderful, purry boy, but he has become a little nervous about initial hand contact, precisely because we had to treat his paw repeatedly. Once you actually start petting him, however, he remembers how much he enjoys it.
Ronnie has kidney disease, but at present it is mild and managed through medication. As is the case with humans, this condition may remain stable for a long period of time, or it might change.
Ronnie currently lives in one of our administrative offices with two other felines, and he has had no issues with either one (That’s an achievement, since one of the other cats is 19 years old and quite cranky).
The long and short of it is that he’s a good guy. Come in to meet Ronnie; you might just find your new best friend.