Cola is a wonderful senior cat.
His age is estimated at around 9 years.
Cola has had a rough go of it, though to no fault of his own. Cola went from living on the streets of NYC to a house with small children, who surrendered him to a shelter. The next home was with a single man. While his manly companion provided love for six years, he did not provide basic veterinary care. When he moved, Cola was in danger of being euthanized. Luckily, a Good Samaritan stood up for Cola and took him into her home. At his first Vet appointment here in Ithaca it was discovered that Cola had extensive dental disease and was also diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). His IBS is now easily managed with periodic chewable steroids. And after a couple of root canals, removal of several other teeth and some simple dietary changes Cola has a new lease on life!
He is FeLV/FIV negative, neutered and current on all of his vaccines.
Cola seems to prefer the company of men, but has been responding well to his current female live-in human!
He loves a cuddle on a lap and to be brushed. He is a quiet and low maintenance cat. He doesn’t scratch or potty where he isn’t supposed to.
He has never lived with another cat, so he should probably be a single cat or have a slow introduction to a mellow housemate cat.
Let’s find him the best home ever!
I feel a bit odd putting Cola under the success stories, because he never found someone that cherished him for the gentle lap cat that he was. Cola died alone July 16th, 2015. When I went in to give him his dinner, he was gone. The only reason I count him as a success, is because of the people that came together to find him safe harbor. The woman that took him to the vet for the second time in his life, and addressed all his health issues; his affectionate and patient law student foster mom...these people enriched his life. While I would have much preferred that he lived another ten years with his someone that loved him with all their heart, I take comfort in knowing his last days were spent in sunshine, and contentment. He didn't let on that anything was wrong, and went quietly on his way. We'll miss you Cola, and hope you enjoy that gigantic cushion in the sky.