I am a sucker .
I went to PetSmart this morning to buy puppy food for my new puppy coming this weekend , and made the grave mistake of wandering over by their rescue area . Double mistake by going in .
In the SAME cage I got my Ruby-Kitty out of in May , there was the rattiest looking orange tom . There was a letter attached to his cage . He had been rescued from a house fire almost 5 months ago , and held at the dog pound for 7 days without treatment , waiting for his owner to claim him . He was burned over 30% of his body . No one claimed him , so they were going to euthanize him . Enter PAWS , a local no-kill shelter . They regularly visit the pound and take in animals . They recognized him for a gentle soul and took him . For over 4 months , he has undergone veterinary care . He is covered with scars , the tip of one ear is gone . His whiskers were burnt off . All 4 paws were burnt . He still has one burn on his back that requires Neosporin every day . I called his forster mama and talked to her . He is used to dogs and cats , and said all during his treatment , she had to pull scabs off to treat the infection . He never once bit or scratched , but purred thru his pain . She said no one wanted him because he is ‘ugly’ , but he is beautiful inside .
I was hooked .
His name was Char , because of his history , but I have changed it to Charlie . He is still very nervous , and not sure about my dogs . Ruby has her nose out of joint , but I think she will get over it . She is already wanting to get to know him .
No pictures yet , as he is still huddled in his crate , but I will post one soon .
I may be a sucker , but I feel good about this one .