Scraggly senior cat finally gets the family and forever home he deserves

His scrawny old cat was living on the streets when he was discovered and placed in the Voorhees Animal Orphanage. The staff and volunteers were amazed at this senior’s kind heart and lovely personality.

It doesn’t take long for someone to fall in love and return him to his permanent home, the old cat has found his perfect forever home and family.

“This super emotional guy shouldn’t have spent his golden years in shelters,” the shelter said. That’s when Dr. Ed Sheehan and his wife Clare Sheehan of the Sheehan Veterinary Center came across his post on Facebook.

Clare explains: “When we saw his photo on Facebook, we felt that he really needed a lot of vet care due to his age and appearance”.

They quickly contacted the shelter and asked if they could adopt him immediately. Barnaby was brought into Sheehan’s office and of course all of his staff and volunteers immediately fell in love. Rachel, veterinary technician at Sheehan Veterinary Centre, said: “When mopping the floor, he followed to make sure nothing was missed and at the end of the night he sat on my lap to make sure I did the right books”.

“We gave him antibiotics and he seems to be making progress! He’s gained weight and his coat is starting to look even better,” Rachel continued.

“He loves his elderly special food and enjoys regular brushing. He also takes antibiotics like a champ and doesn’t complain at all”.

Barnaby is more than just a ‘house cat’ to us. He is well taken care of by Dr. Sheehan and the entire staff and people he loves.

When Barnaby lost his appetite, his nurses needed to feed him cat food gravy and extra vitamins in cat food formulas. Doctors also noticed his dilated pupils. He feels it’s his old age because he doesn’t see much. He has adjusted well and is receiving a lot of love and attention. He is a happy boy.

“Keeping him healthy and happy is our goal and making the rest of his life happy. Who knows the trials and tribulations he went through but now dad and I are his vet as well as the rest of the Vet Tech family and his Assistant will love and take care of him,” Clare concluded.


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