Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Adoption Trial for Terry FAILED

Today is a day of love.

Ironically, of all days, Terry was returned this very day after a failed adoption trial. I suppose this isn't a Happy Valentine's Day for him. Actually, not for me nor G as well.

Adopters had no choice but to give Terry up after 1.5 weeks as Terry tried escaping many times. We know the adopters gave their best efforts to provide a good home but alas, it was not meant to be.

How long will Terry have to wait to find his special forever home?

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Terry was found limping really badly. The sight of the pressure sore saddens G and myself. We found out Terry had been living in such a state since he was a kitten - it broke our hearts. We were advised by our vet to have his limb from elbow amputated as the nerves around his pressure sore area have long died.

Throughout his ordeal of having to shuttle from vet to vet, to undergo surgery and rehabilitation, to adjust to life in a cat shelter, we have to agree that Terry has been obedient and sweet despite the fact he displays signs of nervousness and will take flight if he is being frightened. Thinking back, we suspect he may have had unpleasant experience as a kitten that developed this nervous behaviour. His injury was either as a result of motor accident or he was abused. I hate to decide which.


CatDonna & Cats said...

Poor Terry. It wasn't meant to be.

May Terry find his forever home soon.

Kimo & Sabi said...

Awwww - we is sorry his adoption did not work out. Mommakitty just doesn't understand how anyone can return a cat - or any adopted animal. Sabi gets furry nervous and tries to run too, but he's gotten more trusting as time goes on. We prays Terry gets a furever home soon :)

=^..^= said...

Hi Celeste,

Thank you for sms-ing me when you learned I was ill. Really appreciate the concern. I'm doing better now. :)

So sorry to read about Terry. Finding a good adopter takes time. Just hang on in there and I'm sure things will work out for Terry. Good luck to you both!

~5-Cat Style

5Cats said...

Dear Terry. He looks like such a lovely cat. He must be quite fiesty too to escape several times.