Sponsorship Cats: Romeo
It is with great sadness that North Shore Animal League America reports the passing of Sponsor cat Romeo, on August 28, 2016. Romeo was battling a quickly growing, inoperable cancerous tumor in his stomach, a very recent diagnosis.
In June 2013, we rescued this sweet two-year-old domestic shorthair cat, along with many other felines, from a home in upstate New York when their owner could no longer care for them. After carefully examining Romeo, our veterinarians determined that his recurring ear infections were the result of a cancerous growth in one of his ears, called ceruminous adenocarcinoma.
Thankfully, the tumor had not spread, and Romeo underwent the operation necessary to remove it. Once he’d recovered — and with almost no hearing loss — Romeo was adopted by Annie, a former nursing home resident. Romeo’s adolescent energy and charm were contagious, and Annie found delight and a renewed zest for life in his company. They were truly a perfect match.
Unfortunately, this past May, Romeo lost Annie, but her close friend, Joanie, immediately adopted him and made him the newest member of her family, which included four other felines. His “siblings” warmly welcomed Romeo and made him feel at home. Joanie is grateful that Romeo came into her life and will always cherish the time they had together.
All of us at Animal League America extend our deepest condolences to Romeo’s family and to his kind sponsors who cared for him through our Pet Sponsor Program. Pet sponsors enable us to provide Romeo and other special-needs cats and dogs with critical lifelong care.