I have now got this old boy back at home with me, but I am sure he is either blind or partially sighted. He's walking up to the other cats, pausing like he knows they're there, but does not appear to see them.
And he is pacing constantly... he has not stood still yet. Poor boy.
I have just rung the Grantham Journal to see if they'll run a piece about him, as I am sure he must be owned. He probably mid-teens, his coat is in very good condition, his nails have been clipped and he's wearing a new-looking gold collar. I have not given all info out, as if anyone comes forward as the owner, I will ask questions about him to confirm he's theirs.
I wish I could help his and stop his pacing - any ideas?
He's not had blood pressure checked, due to no funds offered from RSPCA, and only enough to run FeLV/FIV (which was negative) from another local cat charity, so I have paid for his pre-anaesthetics, which were, amazingly, all absolutely normal.
I said I would keep him, but knowing he is blind/partially sighted, I am not sure it would be fair him being here, as I can't offer him all that he would need in terms of time/reassurance for his disability.
So, I'll keep him until the paper runs a piece and see what happens. Then it looks like I'll be looking for a home for this guy, too.
It just baffles me that if he is owned (especially being in such cared-for condition), why nobody has come forward or even called round the local vets...
Any ideas on the pacing front/helping him settle, much appreciated.