This scraggly senior cat was living on the streets when he was discovered and brought in to the Voorhees Animal Orphanage.
Staff-members and volunteers were amazed by this senior’s kind soul and lovely personality.
It didn’t take long at all for somebody to fall in love and take him to his forever home.
This is Barnaby!
“This super affectionate fellow shouldn’t be spending his golden years in the shelter,” the shelter stated.
That’s exactly when Dr. Ed Sheehan and his wife Clare Sheehan of Sheehan Veterinary Centre stumbled upon his post on Facebook.
“When we saw his picture, etc on Facebook we felt that he really needed lots of vet care just on his age and appearance,” Clare explained.
They quickly contacted the shelter and asked if they could adopt him right away.
This happy cat was on his way to his new forever home!
Barnaby was brought into Sheehan’s office and of course all of his staff and volunteers instantly fell in love.
“When mopping the floors he followed behind to make sure no spot was missed, and at the end of the night he sits on my lap to make sure I do the books correctly,” Rachel, a vet tech of Sheehan Veterinary Centre, stated.
“We have him on antibiotics and he seems to be improving! He has put on weight (almost a whole pound), and his coat is even starting to look better,” Rachel went on to say.
“He loves his special senior food, and enjoys being brushed regularly. He also takes his antibiotics like a champ and doesn’t complain at all.”
“Barnaby is more than a ‘house cat’ to us. He is well loved and very cared for by Dr. Sheehan, myself and our entire staff that he loves,” Clare stated.
When Barnaby has poor appetite, his nurses need to spoon feed him cat food gravy and extra vitamins in a cat food formula.
“Also Doc noticed his dilated pupils. He feels it’s his old age as he doesn’t see much. He has adjusted well and is getting lots of love and care. He’s a happy boy. ”
“Keeping him healthy and happy is our goal and to make the rest of his life a happy one. Who knows the trials and tribulations he went through but now his Veterinarian Dad and I and the rest of his Vet Tech and Assistants family will love and care for him,” Clare concluded.