Content to bask in the sun from the driveway of his dilapidated home, Terry made the best of his life in a family troubled by mental illness, unemployment and drug abuse. Beyond filthy and unstable living conditions, Terry endured a long a painful recovery from a broken hip after the man of the house backed over him with the car. Then he developed diabetes, and his health suffered without a regular schedule of insulin or food. Despite all this, Terry was content to have a place to lie in the sun.
One day, the authorities raided the home, taking the child away, arresting the parents, and calling Animal Control to seize the many animals the family had acquired. They condemned the home. The impounded animals were all determined to be adoptable, except for Terry who was in a very poor state of health. Not only was his diabetes unregulated, but he walked with a permanent and severe limp on feces encrusted feet. He had major ear mite and flea infestations, as well as ringworm.
The agency called ARR about the pathetic creature, due to their experience caring for diabetic animals. Terry was brought to the isolation ward at ARR, treated for his various curable conditions, and put on a regular feeding and insulin schedule. Once healthy and stabilized, Terry joined the others in the main cat habitat, and can still be found basking in the sun of Kitty Garden.
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