Tuck is a kitten that was born with Manx Syndrome and who spent almost three years in a Denver animal shelter. But, like the other kittens, he was eventually adopted into a forever home. It was just a matter of time until it happened!
Denver’s Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue is dressed a little differently than normal on this sunny Saturday in Denver. Tuck, a lovely kitten who just found a new home, has received a warm welcome from everyone.
Tuck was rescued by Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue in Denver, Colorado, back in the year 2018. The foster family had given him some to adapt to his new environment, and he had never used a litter box before coming to us. Tuck was diagnosed with Manx Syndrome after a veterinary test was performed to identify the source of his incontinence. The diagnosis was confirmed by the doctors.
As a result, finding the ideal home for him was difficult. Furthermore, Tuck was unable to wear diapers for fear of contracting urinary tract infections (UTIs), making the process of finding him a new home much more difficult.
Tuck is a little kitten with a great personality. He enjoys headbutts and leaping through hula-hoops, among other activities. He was one of the most long-term residents of RMFR in the whole history of the region, and he made a positive impression on everyone by offering high-fives in exchange for treats.
“Tuck has been a special needs cat that has captivated the hearts of everyone at RMFR,” says Kelsey Bailey, the manager of the organization’s animal care. He has been a cat for whom everyone has gathered, and he fosters a feeling of community among the employees and volunteers.”
“Tuck is not a shy,” said a member of the RMFR board of directors and Tuck’s former foster parent. He enjoys headbutts and resting on your shoulders while wrapped in a towel. He’s such a lovable kitten that enjoys receiving attention from anybody.”
Tuck is finally ready to go on to the next chapter of his life after spending the last two years and ten months at a shelter. Earlier this year, the Colorado Companion Animal Sanctuary in the Rocky Mountains sent a formal invitation to Tuck to join a member of their organization.
Despite the fact that the staff enjoyed spending time with Tuck, the shelter is unfortunately not the ideal location for him given Tuck’s demands and the resources available. As a result, CCAS seems to be a preferable alternative for our companion. Following her discovery of Tuck on social media, LuAnn Pierce, the founder and director of CCAS, had the following thoughts on the matter.
Every now and again, I’d go to the internet and check to see whether he was still there, and one day they told me there was nothing they could do for him. In fact, these are the kind of cats that are taken to sanctuaries. Tuck, like the majority of our cats, is classified as ‘unadoptable,’ but what that actually means is that they have an issue that makes it difficult for them to integrate into a home.”
Although the place is developed only for kitties with incontinence, they try to make it as homely as possible, says Pierce.
“In addition to ensuring that the cats have appropriate sun exposure, activity, and enrichment, we make certain that they are stimulated and happy.”
Because Tuck is heading to CCAS, he will be able to spend more time with his new feline friends at the 1500 square foot sanctuary. Lugo, Tuck’s former foster dad, is excited about the prospect of a fresh beginning. In the words of Lugo, “He has an incredible family that dedicates their time and money to take care of him.”
Although Tuck’s stay at his previous shelter has come to an end, his legacy, according to those who know him, will go on forever. They also want to establish a fund devoted to the care of other cats who will need further attention in the next couple of years, if necessary.
The Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue’s Tuck Lugo said, “When I started foster care, I felt that I could make a difference, but it wasn’t until I met Tuck that I realized how important shelters like the Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue are.”
“Working with Tuck helped me understand that I can do more to help these animals and that it needs a community to provide them with comfort,” says the author.