Tank (12/2017), Male
Hello! My name is Tank. I am called this way for my size and odd body build. I was initially trapped for castration but upon examination, the vet raised concern about my general health. I had very bad teeth, eyes and ears. It looked like I had ruptured tympanic membrane. Also, I had a very uncomfortable condition called entropion, where my eyelids turned inward so that my eyelashes and skin were irritating my eyes.
I underwent a complex surgery and was put in LBS foster home in Varkiza to get better. I was so stressed and scared that I shut down at first and wouldn’t move at all during daytime not even to go to the toilet. I was more active at nights when I was eating. However, I soon realized that people in the foster home were helping me. Even though I didn’t like the medication, I soon started to feel much better and found enjoyment in head scratches.
After my condition drastically improved and I appeared more social, I was allowed to join other cats in the foster home. I felt like I was at home straight away. In the evening I would come out, sniff around, ask for some pets and of course meow for some food. I wasn’t fazed at all by other cats. Some were curiously sniffing me, others were cautiously hissing at me, probably they were intimidated by my size. But I didn’t want any trouble and walked away when there was some tension.
I still prefer to hide and sleep all day but when the night falls, I come out for my evening stroll around the foster home. I am a calm, gentle giant who is fortunate enough to be cared for and loved.
Tank was adopted abroad and he travelled to his forever home in May 2023.
Tank was sponsored by Jie L. (Germany)