Shar Khan, Our Latest Rescue Kitty
Since the shelter had to wait 10 days, they set out to find a rescue to take him, and they had no luck (they never contacted us). Because of his condition he was listed as "rescue only", and he wasn't with the rest of the adoptable cats, but hidden away in a different area. The general public didn't get a chance to see him. The shelter had no luck in securing a rescue for him. His 10 day hold was scheduled to be up on 7/29/17, and the shelter once again planned on euthanizing him that day.
Someone at the shelter finally put out a plea on Facebook, and Leave No Paws Behind was tagged in the comments. We went to go see him on 7/27/17 and we took the pictures you see above. They brought him out to us and we got to meet him in an area set aside for potential adopters. He was scared and out of sorts at first, so we let him settle. Once he started to look a little more comfortable, my son reached out to pet him. And that was it. We saw the life spark in him, and Shar Khan relished in the attention. We got that moment on video.
Once we saw this and realized the poor cat needed some love and attention, we put a CTA (commitment to adopt) on him, meaning that as soon as he was available on the 29th, we would be back for him.
Leave No Paws Behind was there on the 29th as soon as the shelter opened so we could pick him up and rush him over to our vet's office, The Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks. The initial report from the vet was: