When the 15-year-old orange tabby arrived at Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (ARL) in early June, he was in bad shape. Suffering from feline inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the shelter staff had to work overtime to get him the medical care he so desperately needed.
After months of treatment, Dougie finally became strong and healthy enough to start looking for a new home. By then, the shelter staff had become quite familiar with Dougie’s adorable quirk.
“He is incredibly social, and very people-motivated,” Jeana Roth, director of community engagement, tells The Dodo. “He always wants to be near the people around him, and meows until he gets affection and attention.”