This loving, 10-year- old boy was rescued after being abandoned by his owners. Left to fend for himself outdoors in the extreme heat and cold, Meisha wandered busy roadways and dangerous neighbourhoods seeking shelter and attention. One night, Meisha was found cold and shivering in a ditch by some kind passers-by. After warming up and enjoying a nourishing meal, Meisha quickly began to show his gentle and loving nature – and his wonderful personality has continued to shine ever since.
Meisha suffers from a condition known as Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex (EGC), which is a treatable, inflammatory skin response. It is an allergy/hypersensitivity disorder. Due to lack of treatment when he was abandoned, the condition became severe and his face became slightly disfigured (we still think he is as handsome as ever!). He is currently being treated with Prednisone (an anti-inflammatory drug), as well as Cyclosporine (an immunosuppressant drug). He also eats a strict hypoallergenic diet. With these treatments in place, his condition has improved significantly! Meisha is otherwise a healthy and VERY happy boy!
Meisha will need regular vet check-ups and will likely remain on one or both medications for life. He can only eat his wet and dry food off of a flat metal or glass dish due to permanent tissue damage around his mouth. It is recommended that he remain indoors, due to his long history of being left outside. He has proven to be a much happier cat inside!
Meisha has settled into a safe and loving environment. He is a laid-back, sweet boy who demands love and remains energetic. He has a favourite ball that he enjoys chasing. Meisha has lived with children, cats and dogs; however, he may be happier in a quieter, one- or two-animal home (stress can trigger or aggravate his EGC). Anyone in contact with Meisha will automatically fall in love with him. He is waiting patiently for his new home and will be a wonderful addition to a loving family.
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