Sweet little Cloud and her sister, Sky, came Tabby’s Place from a shelter where they were surrendered.Cloud is shy, but she loves to be petted and never seems to tire of it. Cloud is about 12 years old, and she is mostly white with a few black patches, especially around her ears. A small back spot on her nose makes her easily recognizable. Sadly, Cloud came to Tabby’s Place with a checklist of medical issues.Cloud has been diagnosed with mammary cancer, which we think may have spread to her lungs.She is currently being monitored for this, as it can be hard to tell whether cells from the original tumor have spread.Right now it’s a game of wait and see.
Cloud also has an uncommon eye condition known as entropion. Entropion is an inward rolling of the eyelid edges, causing the eyelashes to continuously rub against the eye. This can cause discomfort and trauma to the eye over time. Normally a simple surgery could fix this, but with Cloud’s current cancer diagnosis, it would be very risky to put her under anesthesia. As a result of the entropion, Cloud squints most of the time. It is likely that Cloud’s mother was exposed to distemper, and as a result, Cloud was born with an underdeveloped cerebellum. The cerebellum is the part of the brain that controls motion. As a result, cats with this condition, called cerebellar hypoplasia, have tremors and unusual jerky movements; they also tend to fall down easily when they walk. Fortunately the condition does not worsen with age, and Cloud has learned to compensate and live an otherwise normal life. Cloud is currently living in the lobby at Tabby’s Place where she receives lots of love from the staff, volunteers, and visitors. She seems contented in her new home, and she has found a soft spot in many of our hearts.
Please consider sponsoring Cloud. She is very dear to us and has many needs. We would so appreciate your help in providing her with continuous care.