ROCKPORT — Every once in a while, P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Agency Claudi Eekels said the shelter gets a special need cat. Recently, the shelter got to Uno, who continues to be one of the staff’s top picks for a special pet needing a forever home.
Eekels, P.A.W.S.’ director of operations, said that after someone found Uno and brought him to the shelter, they did not realize right away that he was going to be one of their special need kitties, but that they did know he needed their help.
“He was in pretty rough shape and we could not figure out what was wrong with him right away,” said Eekles. “When the vet ran some tests for us it was quickly discovered Uno was diabetic.”
Uno now takes insulin twice a day and is fed a low carbohydrate cat food.
“He feels like he's on top of the world again. We are all so proud of this little man and how good he is doing. He already knows the drill in the morning and in the evening when he sees the insulin coming, he will patiently let you handle him and does not make a big deal of it,” said Eekels. “Did we mention that he is also ridiculously cute AND handsome?”
If anyone is looking to adopt a special cat, Eekels said Uno could be their match. Uno would need a home with no other cats and needs to be an indoor kitty only.
“ Please don't let his medication scare you away from him, It is so easy to do and we can teach you the ropes in a few minutes,” said Eekels.
Come visit Uno at P.A.W.S. and you might find him roaming the lobby, searching for some cat treats.