Darwin (1998-2011)

Domestic Shorthair
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Sex: Male   Weight: 10 lbs.

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Baby D, Deisela, Deisel, Baby-fuss-a-lot, Dequine

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

November 11th 1998

Gray and White

The water in the bath tub after someone takes a shower

Claw clipping

Favorite Toy:
Feathers on a stick

Favorite Nap Spot:
Mommy's warm bed

Favorite Food:
Crumbs left on the humans' plates

He looks like a horse when his hackles are raised


Arrival Story:
My sister inherited my mother's cat when my mother died. When the cat died, I offered to get my sister a cat of her own. My sister fell in love with and took Barney, and since I've learned that I can't leave a shelter empty-handed, I went back to get Darwin the following week.

Whenever Darwin gets picked up or held, he fusses. He's never upset...it's almost as if he's talking. We are never sure what he's trying to say, and I don't know that he knows what he's trying to say.

Forums Motto:
Heavy D

The Last Forum I Posted In:
MR D.............IS HOME

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October 19th 2007 More than 9 years!

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Darwin's Doings

Good news travels fast. Welcome to the COMMUNITY!

February 12th 2014 4:00 pm
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noun, often attributive kə-ˈmyü-nə-tē

: a group of people who live in the same area (such as a city, town, or neighborhood)

: a group of people who have the same interests, religion, race, etc.

: a group of nations


Full Definition of COMMUNITY


: a unified body of individuals: as

a: state, commonwealth

b: the people with common interests living in a particular area; broadly: the area itself

c: an interacting population of various kinds of individuals (as species) in a common location

d: a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society


Help needed

October 29th 2013 2:32 am
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My name is Priscilla Wood and I live in Tampa, FL. My sister, Margaret, had a health issue about 10 days ago where paramedics found her unconscious in her apartment in Coatesville, PA. She underwent dialysis but is still very ill. She is currently rehabilitating at Brandywine Hall.

She has three cats who were taken to Chester County SPCA by animal control. She has been told that they're alive, but she is being charged $25 per day per cat for as long as they house them. She does not know her prognosis, and is unsure whether she'll eventually recover. She also cannot afford the fee to have them to released to her should she recover.

I would like to know if there's any way you can help. I have three cats of my own, and my landlord will not allow me to take anymore. My sister does not want them euthanized, nor does she feel comfortable leaving them at Chester County.

Please contact me via pawmail if you can give me any information about local, no-kill shelters that might be able to help.


December 19th 2011 7:20 am
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In late November, Darwin was drooling and had very bad breath. I took him in to have his teeth cleaned and two were extracted. Within a week, he developed a lump on the side of his head which I thought was from infection or trauma. He also stopped eating. I took him back and the vet treated him for symptoms associated with inappetance and gave him antibiotics. About a week ago, he still wasn't eating, so I took him to a new vet. She saw the lump and tried to look in his mouth, but he wouldn't let her. She said he needed to be sedated in order to look in his mouth. She gave him injected antibiotics and some food that he ate with a lot of coaxing. By 12/17/11, he no longer seemed interested in eating anything and the lump on the side of his head seemed larger. I did not want to subject him to more treatment, as doing so seemed like it would only torment him. I decided to end his suffering on Monday, 12/19/11. After he was at peace, the vet got a chance to look in his mouth. He had a very large tumor in the area where a tooth had been removed three weeks earlier. She said that oral cancer is extremely aggressive and that exposure to trauma, air, etc., can cause a tumor to grow rapidly. Darwin will always be loved and always be missed.

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