Jasper is exceptionally fortunate to be alive. His previous caretakers, if they can be called that, decided at some point that they no longer wanted him, so they tossed him out of a car window and drove away. Of this outrage, I will say only that the perpetrators are lucky we have no means of identifying them.
The good Samaritan who saw Jasper treated in this fashion immediately got him to a vet. Incredibly, Jasper was not badly injured. However, the vet determined quickly that Jasper has several notable health issues, among them diabetes, kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, and a possible heart murmur. As you’ve already guessed, Jasper is one of our Special Needs crew.
Jasper is a large brown tabby, very sweet and gentle, who can be rather talkative. We believe he was born in the spring of 2000, so he’s a senior. At present, he’s enjoying life in our lobby, and he has begun exploring there; he seems especially determined to get into the bathroom whenever possible (the bathroom is behind a closed door, which may account for that). There’s no question that he has lived in a house before, probably for many years.
Not everyone can adopt a cat like Jasper. But we’re hoping to find just one person who will believe in him, take him home, and cherish him for as long as he lives.