Cat Welfare Association
Romeo came to the shelter in August 2005 at the age of 6 months. When he came in he was very wild and the staff could not get anywhere close to him let alone touch him. He eventually calmed down and was adopted several times, but each time he was quickly returned due to his wild behavior and also due to his not always using the litter box. It seemed like each time he was adopted out that he would return to his wild behavior. The staff just thinks he prefers living at the shelter and is slow adapting to new situations. He also has a chronic upper respiratory infection that just doesn't seem to go away with medication. Now that he calls the shelter his home and feels safe, he is always the first to jump in someone's lap regardless of whether their lap is already occupied or not! He just always assumes there is still enough room left for him…even if he has to lie on top of the other cat! He sneezes about once every five minutes though so beware! His constant sneezing makes his long hair messy so he’s hoping to get some friends that will help him with his grooming. He’d love to show you what a sweetheart he is so come in to see him soon!
Update July 11, 2008: I have some sad news to share with you. Romeo had to be put to sleep this morning. The staff said he had stopped eating and was so congested that he was having a hard time breathing and the medication they gave him was not working.
In late April/early May, he had been confined to a cage for a couple weeks then as he had stopped eating and was extremely congested so he had to be confined to ensure he was eating properly and so he could be medicated. After he had perked up, he was back out in the recovery room and on the sun porch and seemed to be back to his sweet self and with just his always present sniffles. He was charming visitors left and right and making everyone smile with his cuteness. So, when he had the health issues come back much stronger and to where they felt he was suffering the staff all felt as a group that it was better to let him go. I know Romeo appreciated your caring about him and it did make a difference.
Thanks for being Romeo's friend. We are going to have him cremated and we will be burying him in the memory garden outside of the sun porch.
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