Dapper Dan's Story
Back in February, Dapper Dan was left in our parking lot in a box. He was covered in urine and feces, was missing a lot of fur and seemed to be paralyzed. We took him to Oso Creek and he had several pressure sores, urine scalding and was indeed, paralyzed. He is also incontinent. But, if you've been following his story, you know he is also so, so sweet. He healed quickly, but after an xray showed a spinal injury, we know he will never walk again. We recently had a scare because he had stopped pooping and was diagnosed with megacolon. We now help him use the potty every day and give him more medication so that doesn't happy again. Along with his diaper, shorts and bow tie, we put on what we call his sled every day after his bath so he can scoot around the lobby without getting sores on his legs. He makes the rounds every day to visit the employees in the lobby area, checks to make sure we didn't accidently leave a food bowl down in his reach (he has to eat special food, so the food for the other lobby cats is put high so he can't reach it), and then finds a comfortable place to nap. Recently he's been able to get into this Christmas tree bed on his own and he is so very proud of this accomplishment. He's almost to the point he can also get out on his own. We think he can do anything he puts his mind to.
7/21/2021 02:26:07 pm
Oh my goodness, his Christmas tree bed! Why not, it's almost July 25th so Christmas in July for Dan and his big accomplishment with the Christmas tree bed! So cute!
7/21/2021 02:27:43 pm
He is so lucky to have you taking care of him. He looks completely comfortable in that padded tree for napping. I can definitely see anyone who meets him falling in love with him.
7/21/2021 02:34:03 pm
I love that everything you've done for Dapper Dan (including his name) and what he's been able to accomplish. He is a sweet boy that brings a smile to my face.
7/21/2021 02:50:46 pm
Whoever left him in the parking lot couldn't take care of him but trusted you to be the best chance they could give him.
Holly and Gabby
7/21/2021 04:32:43 pm
Y’all are an amazing shelter! Thank you for all the care you give to that sweet boy and all of the other kitties who you have sheltered over the years. We enjoy reading your emails every week. <3<3
7/22/2021 02:08:44 pm
Dapper Dan is amazing and such a handsome kitty♥️😺 Thank you for taking such good care of him and all the kitties there too! Dapper Dan, you're a Sweetheart Baby😘😺♥️
Leave a Reply.
We're a cage-free shelter for cats with over 15 years of knowledge!