An abandoned cat whose fur was completely matted and even bald in places, was red raw, afraid, and hungry, was given a new lease on life.
After a member of the public saw Ronnie living in a shed near Boston, he was picked up by a rescue center.
Ronnie’s fur was so matted that vets at Pilgrim Vets had to shave him completely before neutering him.
Lisa Hollick, Ronnie’s current owner, revealed that she contacted Lincs Ark to inquire about adopting a cat.
She was requested to temporarily foster Ronnie, a four-year-old boy, and she ended up falling in love with him.
“We went to Lincs Ark to get a house check before adopting a cat. They contacted the next day, desperate to place a cat with us for temporary care because he was in no condition to be adopted.
“He’d been found as a stray, living in a shed, but there were little facts. He had to be shaved and have ‘the op’ since he was completely matted.
He was half bald, redraw, afraid, and hungry when we picked him up from the vet’s office.
“After a few hours, he began making this cute little chirrup sounds towards us.” He settled down, stopped snatching food, his fur grew, he gained weight, and he grew, and grew, and grew, and grew, and grew, and grew, and grew, and grew, and grew, and grew, and grew, and grew, and grew, We never returned him and eventually adopted him.
Ronnie, a Chinchilla/British longhair mix, was just named a finalist in the Royal Canin Rescue Cat of the Year award.
Ronnie and the other 19 finalists were picked from over 1,000 submissions, and the public is now encouraged to vote for their favorite.
Ronnie is fully recovered and looks amazing.