Hi there! My name is Fabio, and this is my story.
In 2019, I found myself in a rural high-kill animal shelter. They said I was feral, unfriendly, and unadoptable, but I was just petrified! I am visually impaired, and the loud noises at the shelter left me scared and confused.
Lucky for me, Planned PEThood was able to travel more than 50 miles to rescue unadoptable cats, like me, from this rural shelter to place in their Working Cat Program.
The Working Cat Program saves cats deemed unadoptable who would otherwise be killed, and it places them in unique locations at businesses, farms, and homes as working cats. That was the original plan for me…
However, with a little bit of love, care, and medical attention the team at Planned PEThood realized I was far from feral. I was named Fabio, which fits me perfectly. I am blonde, fabulous, and friendly! I was just visually impaired, scared, and in pain.
For more than a year I lived at Planned PEThood’s spay/neuter clinic. I met LOTS of friends and friendly people, but the clinic was loud and filled with commotion. I longed for a quiet home to call my own.
Just a few weeks ago, I got my wish! I was adopted by a very loving and understanding mommy and a feline sister. She wanted to share an update with you:
“He’s the chillest cat I’ve met. It took only one day for him to start exploring and letting go. You all took care of him so well he is already pro at most things. Fabio is spending most of his day on the lounge couch and gazing out the window, since we have a busy and lively neighborhood. He is starting to play, and I’m understating more and more the range of his vision. He does laps around apartment while touching the wall/perimeter with this tail, almost like a walking stick . He zooms one fast time around the living room after using the litter box, which I find hilarious. Other places he’s claimed as nap spaces include: under our bed, by the screen balcony door and under my desk. I’m winning his heart one serving of wet food at a time, I can feel it.” – Fabio’s Mom.
Planned PEthood’s team and supporters are the only reason I am alive and well today. Thank you all for your kindness. I look forward to a long and happy life with my new family.