Who would’ve guessed big boy Tomato Paste, who started losing his appetite at the shelter due to stress, would soon spend every day getting cuddles and wearing fun costumes in his new home? (Well, maybe we could’ve guessed!). Now affectionately nicknamed Tommy, this incontinent kitty is getting the peace, love, and routine he craves from his new family thanks to support from friends like you.
Tommy came to APA! with an old tail injury that made it hard for him to control where and when he had to go potty. He needs his bladder gently squeezed a couple times a day to empty it, and it took a lot of time and treats for this gentleman to accept that he needs some extra help.
Because of you, we were able to give Tommy the medications he requires to stay comfortable while getting his bladder expressed and support his dedicated foster as she cared for an incontinent kitty for the first time. At another shelter, Tommy might have faced needless euthanasia because of extra care that only takes a few minutes out of the day and that anyone can learn how to do with practice and patience.
When we say Katie was a dedicated foster, we mean it! She brought Tommy into our clinic almost every day for the first couple weeks to get help expressing his bladder. That’s determination! Katie wanted to give this handsome kitty a lap to curl up in at night, which meant lots of practice and teamwork to find the routine he needed.
Ultimately, she couldn’t let this lovebug go and soon Tommy became our 14th incontinent cat adopted in 2022!
Katie says “We were definitely a bit intimidated by the prospect of adopting an incontinent cat, but after getting a good routine down with him it’s totally manageable.”
Now that she and Tommy are on the same page, Katie has a friend to greet her when she comes home from work and Tommy finally has the loving family he deserves. “I’m really glad we took a chance on him, he’s the sweetest and most charismatic boy!”
We’re so excited to say “Happy tails” to this distinguished kitty and we’re so grateful to YOU for making stories like this possible this holiday season and every day.
The APA! Team