TC was a stray, and covered in fleas, with a patchy unkept coat and starving thin. In addition to being FIV+, TC, who was then known as Toby, was said to be "unpredictable" because he would reach out of the cage and grab at staff as they passed by.
After we got to know TC, we discovered that he was hungry -- for food and attention! He was a loving boy but was suffering from some infected teeth that needed to be removed. Even with his painful teeth he would try so hard to eat, he was that hungry! FIV+ cats are often susceptible to dental woes.
Once the bad teeth were out, thanks to a dental at the vet, he began to eat like a house on fire and regain his health. We also treated him for ear infections, presumptive haemobartonello due to the flea infestation and anemia he suffered as a result.
TC illustrates the transformative difference of the Third Door, Home for Life®.