It’s hard to believe that Doc Watson ("Doc" to his friends) is with us at all. He was found outside an elementary school in bad shape. He’s a senior citizen (born about 2001, we believe), FIV+, and diabetic. One eye had cataracts so severe that it was non-functional and painful, and the cataracts were the probable cause of his other eyeball rupturing, so he was blind as well (both eyeballs had to be removed). Cats don’t come much more Special Needs than that.
For all of his physical conditions, he’s about the sweetest boy on four feet. He loves attention; he was in a foster home with children for a short time before he came to us, and he was great with the kids in the house, but then again he’s great with people in general. Doc is on injected medication twice daily for his diabetes, but he takes his meds the same way he takes life in general, with no fussing. He’s an all around easy-going, gentle boy.
Doc has a black tail and black patches on his back, chin, face, and over his right ear. The rest of his coat is white, except for his black nose. He is on a special diet and will have to remain on it for the foreseeable future.
We know that not everyone can take a cat like Doc into their lives. But if you have room in your heart and home for a truly special, Special Needs feline, we urge you to come in to meet this sweet boy.