Captain Sparrow (CS) came to the Coronado Animal Care Facility in early February when a student at Sacred Heart found him and brought him to school for help. He was approximately three months old and was virtually blind. In addition, his long, beautiful fur was completely matted into dreadlocks. After a thorough veterinary exam, CS was shaved down to the skin so that his fur could grow back healthy and clean. At this time he entered a loving foster home where he learned to bond with people, was given twice daily medications, and socialized by the resident cats. Once CS grew big enough, he had a complicated surgery to remove his diseased eyes and was neutered.
Following CS’s successful surgery in March, he came home to heal. After two weeks in a cone waiting for the eye sutures to heal, he emerged from his cone and began to re-learn to navigate his environment with no vision at all. In the past several months, CS has learned to climb steps from the floor onto the bed, jump from his sleeping cage to play on the floor, and return to his wrestling matches with his cat buddies. CS is now an amazing, healthy, 7-month-old Maine Coon Mix boy who is full of energy and wild playfulness as well as loving his snuggles with his people. As such, he is ready to find his forever home!
CS is best suited for a home where all members are aware of his blindness and alert to his safety needs. Blind cats generally do well in households where furniture and belongings generally stay in the same place so that they don’t have to constantly re-learn their environment. CS’s energy level makes him a great candidate for another young cat or kitten who will want to play and interact regularly.
If you feel that you are a good match for this beautiful kitten, please email the Cat Adoption Team to schedule an appointment meet CS!
Captain Sparrowʼs Stats: male, 7 months old, DLH, Maine Coon Mix, 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.