It is so easy to ignore a stray animal, most people see them as a nuisance, rather than a creature trying to survive. Homeless dogs and cats are not trying to inconvenience anyone, they are looking for the same attention, care, and love domesticated pets enjoy. Perhaps, next time you see a lost animal wondering around your neighbourhood, leave a bowl of water and food; it may be the only real food they have had in days.
Weinberg's husband Don and her kids Carlos and Elisa are experienced at caring for ill felines.
As Cotton was gaining weight and regaining his strength daily, the crust on his eyes finally came off. "We put coconut oil to soothe his skin and gave him lots of water and canned food to keep him hydrated," she says.
Carmen continues, "Cotton stayed hunched over for days and days and seemed very uncomfortable. It was hard seeing him in that condition, knowing only time would heal him."
As he gained weight, Cotton also began to grow hair. But that was not the biggest shock to his new family; "It was a nice surprise to see that he had one blue eye and one yellow eye."