“I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it's a verb.” ~Robert Downey Jr.
Banjo is looking for a hero. Banjo is almost 13 and has a heart murmur and diabetes. Many places would euthanize Banjo as "unadoptable". But Protectors of Animals will not give up on Banjo, because Banjo certainly has not given up. Banjo loves his life.
Banjo loves to chase a wand toy and will NOT willingly give back the toy once he gets it in his mouth. Banjo loves the volunteers, especially the ones who feed him! Because of his diabetes, Banjo is often very hungry, and he has conned more than one volunteer into giving him a second breakfast or pre-dinner snack. Banjo loves his napping spots, and he will cheerfully chase away any cat who thinks that they can move this little guy from his favorite cat tree. Banjo lives in the moment and he savors his moments.
We love this happy-go-lucky guy right back. He has a home with Protectors of Animals as long as he needs one. But we don't want Banjo to spend the rest of his life in a shelter. We want his favorite napping spot to be in front of a sunny window, not in front of a file cabinet. We want him to spend his evenings cuddled up on the couch with his person, trying to cajole a snack. We want Banjo to go home.
We also understand that the cost of a diabetic cat may be difficult for some of the people who have both the desire to be his hero and the skill to care for him medically. So we are looking for a person to become Banjo's long term foster mom or dad.
A long term foster arrangement means that Banjo would remain legally our cat. Protectors of Animals would pay for his medication and vet care. His hero would provide a home, love, food and litter, and day to day care. Banjo's person would need to be a responsible partner to POA in taking care of Banjo. His person would need to bring him in for any scheduled vet appointments, take part in his diabetes care, and communicate with our medical team about any changes in Banjo's health or personality.
We know that Banjo is not the cat for everyone. But Banjo doesn't need everyone. Banjo only needs that one person who will be his hero
The Cat Adoption Center hours:
Saturdays from 10:30am-4:00pm or 1st Wednesday of every month 5:30 - 7:30pm.
144 Main St.
East Hartford, CT 06118
Please allow for up to one week to hear back regarding your application.