Cody was a feral about to be put down when we rescued him. He is a lovely big and gentle tomcat who is enjoying the safety and comfort of the indoors life. He has a girl friend (Siamese cross) named Paddler who is also a feral. They will get near humans but do not yet trust enough for much petting. However, they have a great life here at the rescue. If fostered or adopted together in the future, they could evolve over years and interact more with people.
Unfortunately, Cody has a serious skin condition we are now treating. He has patches of open sores that appear on his face, the poor fellow! He has been treated with steroids and antibiotics and we are addressing possible food allergies. He has a frustrating problem and we will update you as time goes by.
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2015
Cody is doing really well. He is feral but has recently had a volunteer visitor who comes to his room three times a week. He loves playing with her although he still doesn’t like to be touched. He continues to enjoy the ball in the ring and chasing after the laser light and the dangled items from the long wand.
UPDATE FEBRUARY 2015
Cody is doing well and continuing to have a good relationship with Paddler, his girl friend. He also does well with the other cats in his room. He is still entertaining them with his mastery of the ball in the circle. Cody and Paddler have sponsors supporting them here. Their sponsor comes to spend time in the room three times a week and the cats are enjoying this very much.
UPDATE DECEMBER 2013
Cody has been doing exceptionally well with his medical conditions currently seemingly under control. He continues to hold out as a “feral” and loves his relationships with his kitty friends but trots away from humans. Also, Paddler, a feral Siamese X, his old girl friend, is spending more time with him recently. Cody and Paddler could go together to a 100% indoors EXPERIENCED foster home – this means someone with references from a rescue that they have long-time experience with indoors ferals. Also, anyone fostering ferals would also first need to volunteer here for an extended period and get to know the cats. Currently Cody and Paddler are happy with their “colony” here and consider this to be their home.
UPDATE JUNE 2013
Cody is doing well currently! He is addicted to his plastic circle with the ball going around and literally sits in the middle of it and plays for hours. Cody is never bored as he loves this recreation. He gets along well with other cats. However, he remains feral - allowing humans to be in the same room but not too close to him.
UPDATE MARCH 2013
Cody's skin condition remains under control but he is now on antibiotics for a problem with his left eye. Poor fellow - if is always something!
UPDATE DECEMBER 2012
Cody's skin condition has been under control and he is very comfortable. He enjoys the other cats and spends hours a day playing with the ball in the circle, his favorite toy.
UPDATE OCTOBER 2012
Cody is doing well. He has a bit of missing fur on his head still, but no raw looking spots. He is having depo shots less often and that is good! He continues to enjoy life with the other kitties and gets along with all. He is not yet ready to trust humans very much, however.
UPDATE JULY 2012
Cody is doing very well!!! He is now on Depo shots and his facial skin condition has cleared up completely. We use this as a last resort, but it does give a lot of kitties more quality of life. He and Cici have been snuggling together a lot lately. We are happy that Cody is feeling so much better!