Hi, I'm Skipper. I am glad to be at the rescue and love being indoors where it is cozy and safe since the outdoors does have many dangers. I developed a very bad ear condition that got worse and worse. I now have a large mass in my left ear that is painful, infected, and very messy. I try to keep my ear clean by washing it often but it is very difficult.
I came to the rescue and they immediately took me to the vet. I had a full exam, blood tests, FIV test (negative), flea treatment, and deworming. I had an antibiotic shot for the infection in my ear. Next week I will be sedated so they can look into the ear and maybe the mass will be removed.
I don't like talking about myself, but I have heard people around me saying that I am a very sweet guy. They refer to me as a 10-year-old neutered male. I really like all people. I have a gentle personality and I am very good-natured. However, this painful ear can make me a bit testy if someone touches that ear.
Right now Helping Homeless Cat is seeking donations for my surgery. Please see our donation section to donate by Internet or by cheque.
After my ear is repaired and I have recovered I will be looking for a home. I think a Long Term Senior Foster Home would be a dream come true for me. However, I could also be adopted by a person or family who would be able to handle any future vet bills since I am a senior. Even though my health is good (other than my major ear problem), in the coming years I will reach an age when most of us require some vet care. I'm not sure yet what future care my ear may require.
I am napping a lot now. Having this kind of infection is making me tired. The rescue is posting updates about me on Facebook. I wish I didn't have this condition and I'm sorry to have to ask for help, but sometimes in life we all need to do that... Thank you, everyone for listening.
October 2013 update
Skipper is now renamed Biggles and is in a fabulous Senior Foster Home. He is settling in nicely and very comfortable. He loves people and this is an ideal home for our special boy! He will continue to be checked at his vet so that the condition of his ears can be kept under control.
August 2013 update
Skipper has had two ear surgeries and is doing MUCH better! He is recovering nicely. He will require follow-up vet visits and perhaps more procedures in the future if the mass grows back. We would love to place Skipper in a long-term loving senior foster home where we can monitor him and provide any needed vet care in the future. He is very affectionate and cuddly but does not like other cats. He needs to be indoors-only.