It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of one of Faithful Friends’ long-term cat residents, Marvin.
Marvin came to us on June 3, 2013. He was found by a maintenance staff member when he was only 8 weeks old. We could tell Marvin had suffered a trauma to his tail and abdominal area, and this made it difficult for him to use the litter box. Although he went through several surgeries and due to his condition, his bladder had to be expressed multiple times a day, Marvin did not let this get to him. He was the sweetest and most loveable cat. When Marvin was younger, Ashley, one of our Veterinary Technicians, would take Marvin home to spend weekends at her house. When she put her scrubs on, Marvin knew it was time to go back to the shelter! He was exceptionally smart. Marvin resided in the Lt. Joseph Szczerba Cat Adoption Room along with several other cats, but he often had free reign of the cat staff offices and our main adoption area – Cat Alley. He was loved by staff and volunteers and will be missed.
Lynn Albright, Cat Department Manager, said, “Marvin became a big part of my everyday life. When I worked at a desk in Cat alley, Marvin made his home in the chair right next to me and stayed by my side all day. I always hoped that one day someone with the ability to handle Marvin’s medical needs would fall in love with him and take him home. Even though Marvin spent his life at the shelter, he was surrounded by so many wonderful people who loved and cared for him over the years. I’m just glad he got to enjoy his days as a free-roaming cat and received so much love and attention. He gave the best hugs! The office will not be the same without him.”
Marvin was a constant in everyone’s day and he will be greatly missed. We hope that we were able to bring as much love into Marvin’s life, as he gave to us.
Thanks to your support of our work and your donations to our Healing Touch Fund we are able to help animals in need of emergency care or ongoing medical treatment, like Marvin. To make a donation to help other pets at the shelter who require surgery or ongoing medical care, go to Healing Touch Fund