4-22-09 Woody has quite a story. His owner died and her son tried to rehome him without any vet care and with a horrible untreated eye infection. He was adamant that he would not turn him over to a 'shelter'. When it became apparent that no one would take Woody the way he was he changed his mind. But turns out that we got more than we bargained for and Pat and Andy were surrendered along with him. When Woody first got here he was literally blind and was definitely suffering. The vet really thought he might be beyond help. His eyes were oozing and they hurt so bad he always kept them shut tightly and hated having his face touched because of the pain. Who knows how long he has lived like this all because of a lack of vet care and the fear he would be in a 'shelter'. I really don't understand the mindset that some people have and why rescues/shelters have such a bad reputation? He is not in a cage and is getting the medical care he so badly needed. Woody is in a volunteer home with other cats and dogs and doing wonderful. His eyes are clearing up and he is playing and obviously feels great. He may need medication long term to be sure his eyes continue to improve and bright light does still bother him. He has of course been neutered, FeLV/FIV tested, all vaccines, frontlined and wormed. He is a big, beautiful boy about 5 yrs old and 14#. Maybe a Ragdoll/Siamese/Himalayan? mix as he has the coloring, purrsonality and blue eyes. He will need regular grooming. This boy deserves a great home and would love to be adopted with Pat as they really like each other. E-mail for an application if you can provide a lifetime, loving, indoor only home. First two pics are recent and the third was 3 weeks ago on arrival.