by dixie • Posted in: Pets Needing Homes

quentin at the shelter

This orange creamsicle cutie has come a long way in just a few short days. He arrived at Town Lake Animal Center in bad shape with vicious wounds on his two front legs and on his side. They were so bad that he walked only on this back legs. We are not sure who or what hurt this poor animal – a trap? dog? car? But that didn’t seem to phase Quentin. Even though he must have been in great pain he was still resilient. He was unafraid of the crazy shelter environment. He meowed, purred and loved getting attention from anyone who would walk by.

Quentin’s severe injuries landed him on the euthanasia list but APA! volunteers saw that he was healing and took a chance on him. A foster parent brought Quentin into her home.

Today he is doing so much better! Quentin is still as talkative as ever but now he can walk on his front paws again. He is still not completely back to normal but his wounds are healing and he is making a steady recovery.

“Quentin is doing very well!” says Quentin’s foster mom. “I picked him up last Saturday. That was a rough day for him, but he has been a trooper… napping a lot, taking all his medicine, letting me clean him up, and even allowing me to put warm compresses on his legs. He has improved dramatically over the course of a few days.

“I knew he was feeling better when I caught him sneaking out of his room and making biscuits on the hall rug! He has a healthy appetite and loves belly rubs! In the mornings, he likes to come out of his private quarters for a brief walk around the house, finding a couple new points of interest each day. After about five minutes of that, he retires to his room for a nap. In the evening, I bring him on to the couch, and we watch movies together. He has had lots of visitors and loves the attention. He is a talker if you are in the same room with him, and he likes a reply.

“He is on antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory and still has sniffles from a URI. Quentin is FIV+ so he will be an indoor cat from now on, though that doesn’t seem to bother him!”

Here is a short video of Quentin in the shelter. You can hear him purring instantly and trying to get closer to people even though he cannot move easily.

Here is a recent video of Quentin walking around. Pretty amazing considering his condition in the first video.

If you are interested in learning more about the amazing Quentin and maybe even meet him please read his profile and email hidden; JavaScript is required!

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<font size=”5″>Meet <b>Ebony</b>, a cute little long haired black cat with big gorgeous gold eyes and a big heart.</font>

Ebony is a little over a year old, is playful, talkative and smart. But most of all she loves affection. She’ll curl up in your lap or sleep next to your feet at night, follow you around the house and purr the second you scratch her chin or pet her head. She is a loyal and appreciative cat who will love you forever if you give her a safe and stable home.

Ebony was abandoned along with 16 other cats to the Town Lake Animal Center so it is safe to say she gets along with other cats. I think she will get along with non-aggressive dogs but it may take her a few days to warm up to them, same with kids. She just has to know she is safe before she breaks out of her shell to become a very outgoing kitty.

<font size=”4″>Please read her blog for more info and photos: <a href=”http://meow-face.blogspot.com/” rel=”nofollow”>http://meow-face.blogspot.com/</a>
Or watch a couple YouTube Videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xl-mUVw0MM and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4M5gE5hScw</font>

<b>You can meet Ebony in person this Saturdayand Sunday at the Austin Pets Alive! Cat Trailer on South Congress next to the San Jose Motel.</b>

Ebony is currently being fostered through Austin Pets Alive! a local rescue organization trying to make Austin a no-kill city. All APA! cats are litterbox trained, tested for FeLV/FIV, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for worms/fleas, microchipped, and come with a 30-day health insurance plan. Learn more about how to adopt Ebony here: <a href=”http://www.austinpetsalive.org/adopt/how-to-adopt-a-cat/” rel=”nofollow”>http://www.austinpetsalive.org/adopt/how-to-adopt-a-cat/</a>

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4 Responses to "Quentin"

  1. Nancy Goodmansays: April 6, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    What a sweet boy! Thanks for taking him in. I have a talker and they are so much fun. Let’s find him a home.

  2. Jeditiggersays: April 8, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    I just want to cry. What a love! Thank you so much for caring for him.

  3. Gina Gsays: April 12, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Yeah, go Quentin. You can do it :-)

  4. quentinsparentssays: January 3, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Quentin is in great spirits. He is doing very well, loves to eat and snuggle. We are happy and proud owners.