On April 6, 2019, the Isle of Misfits welcomed handsome One-Eyed Jack! After his previous owners moved away, Jack was left all alone as a stray in Largo, FL. Poor Jack had a rough time on the streets, as he was attacked by other neighborhood cats, leaving him with a torn ear and punctured eye. A kind neighbor took Jack in temporarily and placed an ad on Craigslist in an attempt to find Jack a new home.
The Craigslist post was emailed to me by one of our Instagram friends, and by 9:00 AM the next day I was on my way to pick up Jack.
I brought Jack home and quarantined him in my guest bathroom until I could get him in to see my veterinarian. Jack was incredibly shy at first, and barely left his crate for the first two days.
During his first vet visit, we learned that Jack was positive for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). You can learn more about FIV here. Our vet surmised that Jack likely contracted the virus when he sustained his ear and eye injury as a stray.
The rest of Jack’s labs came back completely normal, and the vet estimated that he was about a year old. After receiving a clean bill of health, we scheduled a neuter surgery and prepared to find Jack a forever home!
It didn’t take Jack long to settle in here at The Isle, and before long he had assimilated into our pack of misfits. Jack now spends his days playing with our other resident cat, Walter Croncat, and sunning his buns in the living room window. He’s an absolute joy to have around and would do well in just about any home. To inquire about adopting One-Eyed Jack, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!