Lou arrived at the sanctuary in February 2019. He was a stray rescued by a kind soul who knew this senior fellow wouldn’t survive the cold winter temperatures. Lou was taken to a local veterinarian where he was treated for frostbite, toxoplasmosis, and parasites. He was also diagnosed with liver disease. Lou rallied under their care, but they knew his health was fragile and contacted the sanctuary to ask if we would consider accepting him as a hospice case. We agreed and welcomed him withe the expectation of having a lot more time with him than we did. He was a very sweet, talkative cat who loved affection.
When his health took a turn for the worse a month later in March, we rushed him to our veterinarian. The prognosis wasn’t good. He was on medication and fluids, but the liver disease was quickly progressing. Within the week, he was ready to make his transition. He passed away peacefully in his bed at the end of March 2019. We often recall with a smile his warm personality and sing-song chatter.