After being caught in TNR or TNVR (trap, castration, vaccination, return) attempts, Pig Pen returns to outdoor life. He doesn’t seem interested in being a domestic cat, preferring to observe from a safe distance.
Pig Pen is the member who has a caretaker in the form of Lori who makes sure everyone has enough to eat. However, one cat she has never managed to capture is Pig Pen
That was until one day she noticed that something was wrong with one of his ears. Rescuers trapped him and discovered that he had ᴄᴀɴᴄᴇʀ cells. This is a common problem with white cats and the ᴛᴜᴍᴏʀ will have to be removed. With that, they found out he was FIV-positive and would have to have up to 10 teeth extracted along with a ᴛᴜᴍᴏʀ in his mouth.
To save his life, she’s up to the task of turning his hissing and spitting into scratches. Pig Pens’ health was paramount which meant that his ears were quickly amputated and he was quickly renamed Picasso.
Needing to recover from sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ, Picasso remained in foster care. In that case, his new adoptive mother, Colleen, took on the seemingly daunting task of trying to fit in with the ferocious feral cat on the street. To her surprise, he quickly switched from hissing and spitting to scratching his stomach and scratching his ears.
All credit goes to her as it’s certainly not an easy task, and she has scars from her claws and teeth to show it off! We do not give up the difficult-to-adopt cats here, nor the feral with medical needs,” the rescue continued. “
“In the end, Picasso gave up his wild card and became the greatest lover you can imagine.”
Despite Picasso’s face and demeanor, he was still waiting and waiting for someone to see how he had turned into a sweet cat.
“He’s not a cute kitten and the world just goes by him,” the rescue team said.
That is until he is tracked down by Laura, who quickly finds out he is actually a gentleman.
“Have a good life, old boy. You are loved by so many people! Thank you Laura for loving our little boy as much as we do!!” his lifeguards said.
“As Picasso’s new forever mother, I want to thank everyone who has worked so hard to bring him to this point.” We love watching him come out of his shell and explore his new home. Thank you,” said Laura, Picasso’s new mother.
“This is the best news. I am overjoyed for Picasso.”
The few years I nursed him like a colonial cat, I could never get close to him but I tried. He will have a wonderfully happy life and that makes my heart very happy. “I have always loved you, Picasso,” said Lori, his former colonial mother.
“We are extremely pleased to announce that after 502 days in foster care, Picasso officially returned to his permanent home yesterday!” Chalky shared. “Finding the right person for an adult cat with ‘special needs’ is very difficult, so we have to wait for the universe to make that happen.”