Nine Lives Neo!
This handsome little boy with his dapper bow tie looks as happy as can be, warm, well fed and in tiptop condition! But he wasn’t always in such fantastic shape. Neo came to Maneki Neko as someone’s “other cat”. Someone was feeding him but he had no real owner. Neo somehow ended up with a very nasty broken jaw left untreated for several weeks but he landed on his feet when a foster carer at Maneki Neko finally took responsibility for his welfare.
$2000 was need for an operation and yet over $2,800 was raised in just two days. Nameless cat became “Neo” and his jaw was carefully repaired and wired. He was a very good little patient but his recovery wasn’t without numerous stumbling blocks. Yet, in a warm and loving foster home he thrived and managed to overcome the many setbacks that landed him back at the vets quite a few times. As he recovered he became more confident and started to enjoy the company of the other cats and humans.
All was not well for Neo though. The energetic escape artist managed to break free from his carrier on returning home from a trip to the vet and disappeared over the neighbour’s fence. After everything they had been through, his carer Maggie thought she might never see him again. She searched and searched, walking around the streets calling his name, her poor dogs wondering why they were getting so many more walks! What a relief when eight days later Neo came back and a bowl of sardines won him over!
Neo is finally ready for adoption! After months of recovery he is now fit and healthy with thanks to his generous supporters and the kindness of his fosters and vet.
Maggie his foster carer describes him as Neo The Wonder cat!
“A little pocket rocket who will bring joy to any family. He will delight and entertain with his gymnastics, he’ll leap tall beds and wrestle ferocious shoe laces. He’ll purr and purr and then fall into exhausted sleep. He’s an inquisitive young fellow, loves to hide in boxes, is good with other cats, and not fazed by dogs. Neo will be a lovely addition to a loving family.”
Article Credit : Celestine Eramo