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Cat Town is a Lifeline for Seniors Like Tony

Cat Town is a Lifeline for Seniors Like Tony

Most senior cats who find themselves in a shelter cage share some variation of the same story.

One day, their person dies. They lose the only friend they’ve ever known — and now that they’re older, nobody wants to care for them. The city shelter steps in to keep them from becoming homeless, but with so few resources, the shelter can’t make up for the loss of the cat's family, their home, and even the little comforts in life — a window to look out of, a bed, a favorite toy.

It takes an exceptional cat, like Tony, to rise above these circumstances.

WITH BUDDY, CAT TOWN IS IN IT FOR LIFE

WITH BUDDY, CAT TOWN IS IN IT FOR LIFE

Buddy was already showing his old age  when someone took him in as a stray, but after six months, his new person realized she simply couldn’t keep up with his growing medical bills. When she brought Buddy to the Oakland shelter, he was skinny, and and sickly. Cat Town took him to the vet as soon as we could. As we suspected, he had mild kidney disease and hyperthyroidism, which is why he was so thin. He may have lymphoma as well. He needed bloodwork, a heavy duty shot of antibiotics, and fluids, but was still as sweet as can be through it all.