Cathy saw Danny for the first time when she went to the Animal Services shelter in SLO to rescue several cats that had been sent there by someone’s vindictive ex-girlfriend. Don’t ask.
As she walked past the rows of cats in their cages, Danny came right up to the front of his cage, rubbed up to the bars and almost pleaded with her to scratch him on the head.
The shelter staff said he’s a fourteen year old brought in by his “owner” who didn’t want him anymore. No reason. I guess he had just become inconvenient. Since Danny was so old, he was practically unadoptable and was due to be put down in a couple of days.
Unable to bear the thought of killing this wonderful old guy, Cathy started the process to rescue him out of the shelter. Over the next few days, they discovered a malignant tumor on his abdomen which was removed and we brought him to his new home.
Danny appears to be healthy. He loves his wet food which is good because he’s pretty much skin and bones and he purrs whenever we pet him. He is settling in well with his three roommates Sherman, T2, and Weezer.