Would you like to sponsor Sebastian? Sebastian showed up at Thanksgiving, cold, hungry, wet from the rain, curled up against a window, begging to be let into the house. Of course, we’d never leave the poor fellow to his fate. It’s freezing and wet in late November, and he’s obviously a thoroughly domesticated, people-dependent kitty. We got him a good meal immediately and a vet appointment for an injured paw.
This cutie is a young adult, neutered male with an ear-tip. He’s super friendly and loves to cuddle while he talks in little meows as he’s being petted and held. He started out really small and grew quickly when regular meals came his way. Yes, they can grow up to about three years old. We think he’s 4-5 years old. The ear-tip is from being neutered at a TNR clinic. Our best guess is that he was abandoned or lost. They usually end up getting ear-tipped when they have been feeding with feral colony cats. Then, when trapped and scared, sometimes no one takes time to realize they are scared, not feral.
He seems to be fine with other cats. The dog received a few hisses, but that’s okay. Trusting dogs when a cat lives outside is dangerous. He was malnourished, full of fleas, and injured. Clearly, he’d been outside for some time. The resident dog and Sebastian get along fine now. Sebastian clearly likes to run the show, but he will get along with other cats and is smart enough to train. So why is he now a resident with seniors and special needs kitties?
Sebastian’s nails don’t retract fully, which may have contributed to injuring and re-injuring his paw and wrist. He needs regular nail trims (some vets and clinics do it for free) to prevent another paw/arm injury. Shorter nails also make him easier to cuddle and keep him from catching claws on things around the house. He can’t pull them in all the way like most cats. Without close monitoring, he continues to rnjure his wrist and leg over and over. That can eventually cause permanent damage.
This fellow is the ultimate in the world of curious cats. He’s been shut in closets and cupboards. He’s gotten stuck in the little vent cap above the microwave. He goes in or out any opening, quickly. It seems that his teenage behaviors are going to continue into adulthood and he’ll keep everyone very busy laughing and bailing him out of trouble. He’s also a foody with no discretion. Weight is also an issue for him. He LOVES food! Your food, his food, the dog’s food (dog does not see humor in this habit)!
Sebastian is 4-5 years old. He’s a large (11 pounds +/- a bit) black short-haired cat with gorgeous two-tone gold eyes. He’s extremely smart and has lots of personality.