Cats in desperate situations arrive at TA from shelters around Rome. Dreyfus is one of those cases. He comes from the sea, he’s FIV positive and with a rhinotracheitis that made him blind. He needed too much care for the small shelter in Anzio. Our doors at Torre Argentina are open for those who, like him, deserve an adoption at a distance!
Who is the one that says cat collars are safe? Who says this maybe does not know which damages they can cause, together with human negligence!
Bretella was stuck with his paw caught in the collar for so long that he received permanent damage that made amputation necessary.
No one, for weeks, perhaps for months, has noticed him, very good and sweet big cat.
Finally he was collected and brought to T.A.
The damage is so serious that after months it has not yet been possible to operate him.
Come on, let’s wish Bretella all the best!
Rubio appeared among the ruins in the spring of 2015.
He was a beautiful, healthy young cat, with golden almond eyes and a mild character, and we thought it would be adopted immediately.
It has not been so, the years have passed and Rubio is still among us.
He would need a little luck … maybe distance adoption could bring it to him!
As usual a beautiful free cat was rambling in the streets, looking for a mate … when he met a car! So Stealth was brought to us, and we could not save his mangled hind leg, but we can offer him good life and many cuddles. But beware… do not touch our Laura or he becomes a thug again!
Pioppo has only three legs, but he does not know it!
So he runs, he jumps and climbs walls as if he had five legs. And when he is tired of so much trouble, he offers belly, throat and all of himself to caresses.
Here we have a real web-star! Maggiolina is the cat with the most paparazzi in the entire “Area Sacra”: she is beautiful and sweet and she’s the Queen of the pedestrian area. With people, she is very cuddly, but with us volunteers she remains aloof and untouchable… how can we get her to accept us?
Zenone is a good and sweet cat with a serious vice: he hates dogs! He hates dogs so much that in his old colony he did not hesitate to attack every dog he saw, no matter the size or disposition. Unfortunately he found the dog that removed this crazed cat from his neck with a bite that broke his leg so badly that it had to be amputated. Now Zenone is a tripod of Torre Argentina!
As beautiful as she is unpredictable, Trilly has had many offers to adopt her retracted because of her overly nervous character. Here at Torre Argentina she prefers the male volunteers to the ladies. Who will convince her not to discriminate?
As the large scar on his back shows, Tarek is a not so young, handsome black cat that has had a hard life. But he is doing very well here at the shelter. He is such a charmer that during the times he decides to disappear into the Sacred Area ruins, all the volunteers immediately miss him and worry!
A car accident caused permanent damage to this beautiful cat, who somehow got out of her human’s home never to return. Now she is here, dearly loved by everyone and generous with her affection in return. We worry so much about her precarious health and are afraid that she may not live a long life, but we are determined to do everything we can to make sure it is a happy one.