Chuck the Cat joined a colony of feral cats in Tillamook, Oregon, last fall. Volunteers for United Paws of Tillamook saw that Chuck had a large tumor on his neck, so they trapped him and took him to the v-e-t.
It soon became apparent that Chuck was a real sweetheart and not a feral, but must have been a family pet at some point, and lost or abandoned since then.
Once his tumor was removed, Chuck was placed in foster care, but hopes of adoption were slim. Aging special needs cats like Chuck are much harder to place than healthy kittens, and with no guarantee that his cancer won’t return, anyone who adopted Chuck could be facing significant vet bills in the future.
Lucky for Chuck, a couple spotted him at an Adoptathon and fell in love. Both cancer survivors themselves, they felt a kinship with Chuck and have since christened him their Relay for Life mascot.
To help cats like Chuck, donations can be sent to “Annie’s Emergency Fund,” United Paws, POB 159, Tillamook, Oregon 97141; or via Paypal at unitedpaws.org.
United Paws is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to alleviating and preventing suffering of Tillamook County cats and dogs as a result of homelessness through spay/neuter/adopt.
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