What a difference a week makes.
Firestone, the cat who was stuck in a tire rim, is doing well and recovering from his misadventure at the home of Precious Paws president Theresa Weldon.
“He’s currently in a large crate in my house,” Weldon said.
Firestone is a feral cat. While he allows petting, he avoids contact with people for the most part, Weldon said.
Precious Paws placed a found ad after Firestone’s rescue. No one came forward to claim him, Weldon said.
He is enjoying some aspects of domestic life – namely Sheba-brand wet cat food. He loves that food and allows himself to be petted for a short time while he eats, Weldon said.
Precious Paws is currently accepting donations of cat food to aid in Firestone’s recovery. Donations may be dropped off at the organization’s “SNYP” building at 720 Atlantic Ave. in Franklin.
The cat has been tested for feline leukemia and feline AIDS and came up negative on both tests. He has also been vaccinated and dewormed, Weldon said.
Weldon said she is going to give Firestone another three weeks of convalescence and will see if he makes any progress interacting with her other cats.
“If, after a month, he is still miserable inside, we’ll transition him to the barn,” she said.
“Firestone is a gorgeous boy and he’s going to live a happy life!” Weldon posted on Facebook.