For shelter animals, the tough reality is that not many people are willing to take in an aging, ailing pet with disabilities. Their medication is often expensive and they require a lot of attention that many people just don’t have the time or patience to dedicate to a new animal.
This tabby was found on the streets of New Jersey, struggling to survive. The veterinarian at Voorhees Animal Orphanage estimated that the cat was over 15 years old…and they couldn’t let him live out the rest of his life all alone.
He was wildly affectionate and loved a good cuddle. The shelter posted his picture on Facebook and gained the attention of another veterinarian!
Dr. Sheehan, who runs the Sheehan Veterinary Centre, felt in his heart that he could care for the stray, cuddly tabby cat. He adopted the cat right away and was happy to give the cat, soon named Barnaby, a comfortable life for however much time he may have had left.Barnaby spends his days living in the veterinary clinic, receiving the best care available. The staff love him and don’t mind taking extra care of their newest crew member.
He has good days and bad days, but Dr. Sheehan knows that not everyone could have given Barnaby the expensive care that he needed. He was glad to step in and lend a hand, and hopes that Barnaby lives for quite a while yet!