Opa was trapped in a feral colony. He was not in a good way when he came to us; it was obvious that he was weak and malnourished. He has microopthalmia, which effectively means he has just one functioning eye. And there’s an old injury to one of his front legs so that the leg turns outward slightly. We also discovered that Opa is FIV+, so he’s one of our Special Needs crew.
If there’s one thing that we have discovered at Tabby’s Place, it’s that cats will always surprise us. Opa has continued that tradition. When he was first brought to us, he was terrified. That’s nothing new, but what astonished us was the speed with which he warmed up to the humans around him. Within just a couple of weeks, he was sitting in staffers’ laps purring away, not something we expect from cats brought to us from feral colonies. He’s still on the shy side, but this boy has shown himself quite the love bug.
Opa is a handsome black-and-white boy. We’re not sure just when he was born, of course, but we’re confident that he’s a senior. We would be delighted to find one person or family that could accept this wonderful boy into their home and love him just the way he is.