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Willis
  • Name: Wills
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair
  • Coat: Medium
  • Colour: Grey Tabby
  • Size: Medium
  • Sex: Male
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Age: 3 Years Old (DOB approx Jan 2015)
  • January 15, 2018

About Wills

I know it is not politically correct with humans, but I really do feel that Wills has a much lower IQ than most cats! As a result though, he is the sweetest, nicest cat who likes to run around my house with a toy mouse and Wills squeaks “look what I’ve got.” Just a sweet, not too bright cat. Loves his belly rubs, is great with other cats and dogs, not a big fan of knee sitting or being picked up but loves to roll over and let you rub his belly all day long.

Wills is a Pet in Need because he likely never can be adopted. Last year, he got very sick and ended up at the Canada West Veterinary Specialist Hospital where he was diagnosed with the largest brain stem abscess they have seen in a feline. Given 5% chance of survival even with surgery which involved cutting into his ear canal and going into the middle and inner ear to remove pus and bone which, the hope is, to relieve the pressure on the brain stem as they cannot operate on the brain stem. He survived much to everyone’s surprise and I always chuckle over the notes from the neurosurgeon post op who said “unable to perform full neurological exam on cat as he keeps flopping over on his back for belly rubs.”

Wills has to be watched carefully as this is definitely a condition that can reoccur since it is almost impossible to get rid of all the infection despite bombarding it with antibiotics. Just a few days ago, Wills gave me some concerns as he became very “dull” and slept a lot. Turns out he has a high fever and high white cell count so he is on antibiotics again. Wills could go to a long term foster home even with another cat, his condition is not contagious but unless an exception home comes up, we will want to keep him in our care to make sure this sweet guy gets what he needs if there is another problem.

Please refer to reference number C16-275 when asking about Wills.

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