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After nearly one year, Arnie the cat finds forever home

October 4, 2017

It took 364 days, but one day short of being in BC SPCA care in Prince Rupert for one year, a cat named Arnie finally found his forever home.

Surrendered into SPCA care with a horrible open wound on his neck, underweight and in rough shape, the orange tabby has come a long way.

“After many months of many different medications, his neck just wouldn’t heal,” says BC SPCA Prince Rupert Branch manager Amy Stacey.

“He had to have  a portion of skin removed from his neck and it was discovered he had a bacteria that wouldn’t allow his skin to heal, meaning many more months of medication, lots of bandages, a thunder jacket and even booties for awhile.”

Despite everything he had to go through, Arnie remained a superstar, Stacey says.

“Arnie took this all in stride and showed staff what an amazing guy he is – we all fell in love with him! It was hard not to,” she says. “He’s fantastic – a real chill guy who’ll let you love him as much as you want.”

Finding him a home was the next step, but despite showcasing him on the branch Facebook page, in the local newspaper and letting everyone who came in to adopt a cat know about him, Arnie remained in the shelter.

“On the day before he was going to be transferred (to another shelter for a better chance at adoption) through our Drive for Lives program, a special couple came in to meet him and fell in love,” Stacey says.

“Arnie’s happy ending finally happened and we couldn’t be happier for him! It took nearly a year, but it was worth it. We’ll miss him for sure, but so happy he found his ‘fur’ever home. It sounds like he’s fitting in beautifully.”

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