For those that happen to come across the social media account of one sleek black house panther named Jango, they’re in for a wonderful tale. Better known as jango.of.the.orange.eyes on Instagram, this gorgeously mesmerizing cat began his life as a stray. A stray with such a severe case of mange, that he was essentially blinded.
But when he was finally rescued from a local car wash colony, Jango opened his eyes to a brand new life.
It was Cat Man Chris [Poole] that took up the mission to pull him from the streets of Tampa. At a local car wash, he discovered an entire colony of black cats. Although they were being fed by the workers at the business, they knew they needed more than food. The worst danger was the busy 4 lane road just in front of the location. It would be a hotbed of activity for cat rescues in Chris’s future too.
So he began the process of feeding the cats and getting them used to him. Right away he noticed something different about one of the felines. It was sitting alone and the others were avoiding it, breaking his heart. When Chris noticed the mange covering the feline, he knew this would be difficult.
He was tricky to catch because he couldn’t see that well. And at night, he was staying huddled up because it was cold. He wasn’t that hungry, so traps didn’t work and I had to resort to netting him the next morning.
Getting him off the streets and starting medical care for him was the highest priority though. With the help of a local fosterer @aubree.rescues.animals, he was treated for the severe mange. All it takes is a dedicated caregiver to bathe and provide medication and mange is an easily treated issue.
And wouldn’t you know it, Jango came out of his shell in more ways than one.
It took the help of one special friend who he could relate to. Once he was cleared of mange, Jango went to stay at the foster home of Tabatha and @rescuelogan!
Here, and with Logan by his side, Jango began to thrive. The once stray and sickly cat had transformed into a social, confident and loving housecat. That’s what it’s all about…well the FIRST step anyways.
Because Jango needed to find his forever home. His brave feline friend had shown him what the good life entails, AND Logan’s fanbase helped Jango do just that. Chris created a video for his YouTube channel to share the rescue story too.
On June 25th, 2019 Chris was happy to share some good news on his Facebook page.
Happy Tails! Jango was adopted by the purr-fect couple and he’s settling in very well to his new home…
Jango had found his forever home, but his newly found fanbase was also welcomed into their lives.
He was given access to a wonderful home with a huge screened in patio and even a pool! Not that cats get as excited about that as humans. But he also gained two brothers, Snoopy and Sunny!
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Mr. Jingle Jang thinks the pool is a big water dish, so I have to redirect him to his water bowl on occasion. 💦 💧 💦 💧 #filteredwater #onlythebest #poolside #poollife #floridalifestyle #floridalife #floridacat #lanailife #blackcatsofinstagram #blackcat #blackcatsarethebest #blackcatsarebeautiful #blackcatsareawesome #catsofinstagram #catstagram #cats_of_instagram #pets #petstagram #petsofinstagram #sundayfunday
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Jango is our hunter boy. This guy is always on the prowl out on the lanai. Saved three geckos yesterday and a small frog today from his murder mitts. . . . . #blackcatsrule #blackcat #blackcatsarebeautiful #blackcatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #fridayfunday #murdermittens #floridalifestyle #floridalife #florida
Thankfully these transformations happen all the time!
REMEMBER: SPAY/NEUTER, FOSTER, VOLUNTEER, TNR & AS ALWAYS, ADOPT, DON’T SHOP!