Binx is a young blind adult male tabby. He was found unresponsive on a sidewalk here in Coronado several months ago and was brought in by Animal Control. He weighed only 3 pounds, despite being at least a year old. In addition to being blind, Binx is very shy. He has been living in the medical room at the Coronado Animal Care Facility for 6 months now, and during that time he has gained 4 pounds to reach a healthy kitty weight.
A special needs tabby, Binx is learning to navigate his surroundings. We have tried to introduce him to other cats in the hopes that having a seeing buddy would allow him to grow in confidence, but he has rebuffed all efforts to find a friend so he may do best in a home without other animals. Over the months, Binx has bonded very closely with our RVT who is in the room frequently. When our Medical Director and others go in and gently call him out of his cubby, he comes out and eventually relaxes into their laps and lets them pet him, even purrs.
Since beginning a special diet to reduce stress, we have noticed a big change in Binx’s personality and added confidence in walking around the room and dealing with people. But he’s a VERY slow work in progress and would benefit SO MUCH from having his own quiet home and understanding person who is willing to let him blossom slowly into a sweet friend for life! Binx spends the majority of his day in his covered bed and is very quiet; it’s easy to forget he is there! He is such a handsome boy with his little heart-shaped nose. Can you open your heart to this sweet boy and help Binx “see” how sweet life can be in a home with a special person?
Binxʼs Stats: male, 1 1/2 years old, Tabby, special needs (blind), neutered, microchip implant, tested negative for FELV & FIV, dewormed, flea preventative applied, adoption fee $50
You can meet the PAWS cats and kittens at the Coronado Animal Care Facility. The facility is open daily: 9:00-11:30am and 12:30-4:00pm (except major holidays). It is located at 1395 First Street, at the south end of the Ferry Landing complex.
If you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten, you must first come meet him/her. If it seems like a good match, the next step is to complete a cat adoption application. You may complete the cat adoption application at the facility or online. A PAWS of Coronado cat adoption counselor will contact you within 24-48 hours to discuss your application.
You can read about the adoption process on the Adoption Information page.
If you have any questions not answered on our website, please call Bob at 619-840-9727.