Apache, Panther & Louie
Apache, Panther and Louie are our clinic cats! Apache is a retired blood donor, while Panther and Louie are our current blood donors, patient advocates, pilling demonstrators and stress reducers.
Apache was adopted from the humane society in 2013 after our first clinic cat (Buddy) retired. Apache is commonly found in our treatment area perched as high as he can get (which is often on top of the cabinets) so he can oversee everything we are doing. We retired him as a blood donor in 2022. In 2023 he was diagnosed with small-cell gastrointestinal lymphoma, a type of cancer that is often readily treatable with oral medications. He has responded well to his lymphoma treatment! He gets along well with the other cats.
Panther came to us in 2020. He had a different name but we changed it to Panther because of his stunning black coat. Panther wears Soft Paws to prevent him from snagging our pant legs (or worse, if he’s feeling sassy!). He is VERY human food motivated so we have to close all doors when we are eating lunch or he will steal our food right from under us. He has even learned to open our stockroom door, so we’ve had to install baby locks. He’s a trouble maker, but he keeps us laughing non-stop!
Louie came to us in 2021 as we felt like Panther needed a little brother to show the ropes to. Plus, Apache was in a short window of retiring from his blood donation duties. Louie is even more of a scavenger than Panther is! He loves to lay on top of the Cattasaurus cat cave that we have for all the boys.