Tiger Tim is a cute orange cat that ended up abandoned and alone himself in a shelter all because of a piece of furniture. Tim’s owner, who had owned him since he was a 3-month-old kitten, gave him up to New York City Animal Care and Control (ACC), but it’s unclear why that made Tim unable to remain in his home.
Tiger Tim was rescued by Magnificat Cat Rescue from a municipal shelter and placed in a loving foster home, but the sweet tabby is bewildered and distraught about the separation from his family and home. And things are just getting worse for him.
“He refuses to eat, refuses to drink. For days we’ve been force feeding him to keep him alive,” the rescue posted on Facebook on Monday, adding that he’s lost about 3 pounds since being surrendered. “He is never aggressive; just so sad, curled into a little ball of misery.”
According to Magnificat, Tiger Tim was on the ACC shelter’s list of those who would be put to death. He may have been put to death that day if it hadn’t been for their intervention.
Tiger Tim has been sent to the hospital after testing on Tuesday revealed that his white blood cell count is frighteningly high, pointing to a potential illness. His rescuers were worried that Tiger Tim was withering away from pain.
Tim’s medical expenses are currently being paid for by the rescue through fundraisers. Tim needs a lot of love and attention to get back in shape, both physically and mentally. However, one day, perhaps, he will find a new family who value him more than their brand-new possessions.