TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – A sweet and loving cat is looking for his forever home after being found laying in the road, left for dead.
Many stories and miracles have come out of the Terre Haute Humane Society over the years, with animals coming from all different walks of life.
“The Taco Bell Cat” also known as “The Fat Guy” was brought into the humane society after someone found him in the middle of the road, certain he was dead.
“He was alive. So she loaded him up and took him out to Airport Veterinarian and he spent the night out there and they did some assessments and did some x-rays and stuff and it just so happened the next day, we went out to pick another dog up that had been out there and she stopped and spoke with us and we brought him into the shelter,” Stacy Wilkins, intake director at the Terre Haute Humane Society, said.
Even though he is alive, it didn’t come without its set of challenges.
His jaw was almost broken and he was on a liquid-only diet for his first few weeks at the shelter.
“He is FIV, FELV positive. So he lives his life right here in the office. He is absolutely adoptable, very sweet, he wants all the attention. [You] can hardly get anything done because he’s usually in my face or around my neck,” Wilkins said.
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus and Feline Leukemia Virus infect cats from other cats and can weaken the immune system.
This has not stopped “The Fat Guy” from living his life to the absolute fullest.
“He eats Taco Bell, he eats tacos. If I have Taco Bell for lunch, he gets his own tacos. He loves spaghetti, he is a real-life Garfield,” Wilkins said.
Wilkins said with a little TLC, and maybe a taco or two, this big guy can live out a normal life.
“He’s not showing any signs or symptoms or either so he’ll just live out his days and hopefully, he’ll find someone that has time and someone that has a lot of time so he can just sit and cuddle all day,” Wilkins said.
Since he is FIV and FELV positive, Wilkins said he would need to be the only cat in the home.
If you want to adopt “The Taco Bell Cat”, visit thhs.org or call 812-232-0293. You can also stop by the Terre Haute Humane Society.