This gorgeous lilac-point Siamese mix male was found as a stray in the Brunswick, Maine, area, and is currently in the care of H.A.R.T., an all-volunteer shelter in Cumberland, Maine.
When he was found, the shelter staff thought he looked pretty thin, and after a thorough vet exam they discovered that he has hyperthyroidism. (And Here’s another informational website about hyperthyroidism, in case you want to learn more about the condition.)
O’rion needs to take a very inexpensive medicine for the rest of his life — and he’s very cooperative about taking it. H.A.R.T.’s vet estimates him to be between 7 and 9 years old, so he’ll still enjoy many quality years with a loving family.
H.A.R.T. is a state-licensed shelter that provides refuge and medical attention to cats that have been surrendered, abandoned, injured or abused, and finds loving homes to adopt them.
H.A.R.T. provides both medical and specialized attention to all of its residents. They offer a hard-to-place cat with a safe haven until the perfect home becomes available. Feral cats, or otherwise unadoptable cats, always have a permanent home at H.A.R.T.
O’rion is neutered and up to date on all his vaccinations. Please meet this soft, beautiful, and super friendly Siamese guy. You won’t be disappointed!
For more information about O’rion, contact H.A.R.T. by phone at (207) 829-4116 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website.
One final note: Just because this is the end of Adopt an Awesomely Special Pet Week, that doesn’t mean there are no more special-needs pets out there. H.A.R.T., and all kinds of shelters across the country, have lots of other “less adoptable” cats looking for homes, too.
For every special cat, there’s a special home. Could that home be with you?
Actually, since he’s relatively young, O’rion should probably get the one-time radioactive iodine treatment for his hyperthyroidism; the expense would be less than what the medication would add up to for the rest of his life… but that’s for his future adopter to decide, and I hope he finds one real soon!
Thanks for highlighting the overlooked cats this week. I know my next adoption is going to be one.
Good point, Vasha. Medication is more expensive in the long run than a radioactive iodine treatment. And we’re so glad you’re going to adopt a special cat the next time you’re looking for a new member of your feline family. *purrr*
Your week of special cat posts was very special…just like you two!
*purrrrr* Thank you, Terri and Furrydance kitties. We love you, too!