Elmer is a difficult case, but he’s also an excellent example of what Tabby’s Place is all about. Our boy is a rather large, all-black male, very long and lanky. We believe he was born sometime in 2000, so he’s a senior.
Adopting out senior cats is always tougher than placing younger ones, but that’s not the only strike against Elmer. He’s very scared of people right now, and he’ll require a good amount of socialization. Fortunately, Tabby’s Place has a large number of feline-crazy volunteers and a very patient staff. But there’s more.
We suspect that Elmer has lymphoma. This has not been confirmed as of 7/12/15, when I’m writing this, but that’s the thought right now. We all hope this is not correct, but something is going on.
Most shelters would not be able to keep a frightened, senior male who may well require treatment for a serious illness in the not-too-distant future. But this is exactly why Tabby’s Place is around. We give hard-to-place cats the multiple opportunities for a new life that most places cannot.
We know that there aren’t very many people who’d even consider adopting Elmer. But if you’d like to help him beat some long odds, please do come in to meet him.