Shane and Dillon’s world changed a month ago when their owner passed away and they were left all alone.
Thankfully, a kind neighbor stepped in and brought them somewhere she knew they would be cared for—AWLA.
Shane and Dillon are fourteen years old and have been together their whole lives.
But we had no idea when they had last been to a veterinarian, so my team and I knew we needed to meet them right away.
All animals that are brought to us get a full physical exam that includes a range of tests to get a better understanding of the pet’s health. We often find undiagnosed diseases in our senior animals, and Shane and Dillon were no exception. During their exams, we initially discovered that Dillon has hyperthyroidism, and Shane has chronic renal failure and heart disease.
But that was just the beginning.
We performed ultrasounds on both cats and discovered that Dillon has lymphoma, a terminal cancer of the white blood cells.
Thankfully, AWLA is able to treat Shane and Dillon’s conditions with daily medications — and lots of TLC — while we find them a home together where they can continue to get the care they need, for as long as they need.
Everyone at AWLA is especially fond of Shane and Dillon because of their affectionate personalities. They would make wonderful senior companions—especially for someone looking to cuddle up and binge-watch the current season of your favorite show while we are all sequestered. (Maybe that’s you?)
With your support, we can give all animals the love and care they deserve for as long as they need it.
Dr. Galati, Veterinary Director