Sinclair is an 8-year old male, Domestic Short Hair Cat. Life has not been easy for this very sweet little man. Sitting in Chicago Animal Care and Control for over two months and always being overlooked, has paved the way for this guy to finally get his long awaited silver lining.

Chicago Animal Advocates decided to take him into their care to see if they could make Sinclair’s twilight years much happier ones. It was documented he had a mass inside his ear and a Grade 3 heart murmur as noted by the medical staff. This mass was causing Sinclair great discomfort as he was constantly shaking his head and the ear would bleed from time to time. He needed surgery quickly to ascertain whether the mass was cancerous as well as to give him some relief and comfort. The Ian Somerhalder Foundation was happy to help with a grant.

Animal Advocates took Sinclair to see Doctor Jackson, who is a surgeon, to go over all of Sinclair’s surgical options. He recommended Sinclair have a procedure called TECA (Total Ear Canal Ablation), since his ear was bleeding more often. Before this procedure could be done, Sinclair’s vet verified, even with his heart murmur, it was safe to do the surgery.

Sinclair’s foster family fell in love with him and decided to give him his forever home to live out his golden years. Sinclair has made a full recovery and now has the quality of life to enjoy his remaining time with his new family.

He is well taken care of and he has some wonderful attributes and charm. His family says, “He is a very sweet cat who has an awkward old man meow and enjoys being carried like a toddler. You can scratch his belly and he will lift his leg up like a dog. His personality is very loving which includes his famous face rubs.”

Written by Popi Doukakis

Edited by Bob Stone

ISF Grantee Sinclair

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