A whole lot of love was brought into the Pasadena Humane Society on Wednesday evening…in the form of one 29 pound cat!
Nicknamed “Chubbs” by the organization’s staff, the poor cat was found wandering the streets alone.
The estimated 10 year old, male Himalayan mix had no ID, nor is he micro-chipped.
What he did have though, was matted fur all along his back, making it difficult for him to move around. How long the gentle giant was out alone in the world is unknown. Staff at the shelter spent hours carefully cleaning and shaving the cat.
The shelter is looking for his owner and have tapped local news teams for as much coverage as can be gotten. As of Saturday morning, a number of people have come forward with claims that he may be their missing cat. Because of this, the shelter has decided to delay the original date that Chubbs was to be available for adoption so they can investigate the claims thoroughly.
Social media has spread far and wide and many people have already expressed interest in adopting the big loving cat if needed.
Whether the original owners are located or he is put up for adoption, the shelter’s adoption counselors will be onsite to review and/or provide training for his humans. They want to be sure Chubbs will have the best care for his unique factors.
He will need to be with a family that is willing to work closely with their veterinarian to form an ongoing plan for the cats health and well-being.
Dietary restrictions and an exercise regimen will be a primary focus. Cats with long coats such as his will also require regular brushing and grooming to avoid the painful matting that can occur. Due to his size, Chubbs may also have troubles grooming himself, with body parts being just out of reach. Hopefully the current skin irritations will heal with no future issues for the furry feline.
While his fate remains undecided for now, he awaits patiently in a staff office at the building. Why not in the kennel area with the other animals? Because he doesn’t fit in the cages!
He is so large that to be cramped in a small space would make his healing process more difficult, both physically and mentally. It was decided that letting him have free reign in the office, where he can safely explore his surroundings, was best.
Chubbs has been sure to show his aPURReciation to the staff with long snuggle sessions and purrs!
We hope the next chapter in Chubbs’s life is with a caring and attentive family who will provide him with the best care possible.
Please visit the Pasadena Humane Society located at 361 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105 when looking to adopt a pet in the area! There are MANY other deserving animals available for adoption if Chubbs may not be the purrfect fit for your lifestyle…or more likely when he is immediately adopted!
You can read other heartwarming HAPPY ADOPTION STORIES here that previous adopters shared with the shelter. #AdoptDon’tShop!
He looks exactly like my Sasha who passed in 2013.
Large Himalayan kitties are frequently used as Drug Mules. Once the kitty arrives at the destination city, the contraband is surgically removed from the stomach and the poor fur baby is dumped onto the street and left to die. The lucky ones are found and rescued by good samaratins. That is how I came to rescue my very first kitty. She was a very grateful, affectionate Himalayan who spent the rest of her life as my bestie. She died peacefully, seven years later. She was the sweetest kitty I haveever known. RIP, my dearest Cappuccino.