William. Cat Found Starving, Recovers, Finds Permanent Home

UPDATE 9 January:

It took a little while, but William has found his forever home… he has been adopted by a lady who has had many rescue pets over the years. She owns a large home in Bowmanville and is regularly visited by her three grandchildren who love animals. William will have a large home to roam around in and shall be the recipient of lots of treats, toys and cuddles.

Best wishes to William in his new home, from all his friends at Oasis Animal Rescue.

UPDATE 22 July:

Well looky here! Remember William? He’s the cat that was found starving and near death by an elderly couple in Oshawa. Doesn’t he look great now?

William, a cat for adoption at Oasis Animal Rescue, Oshawa, Durham Region

We’re pleased to let you know that William has recovered extremely well and he’s now “hale & hearty”. His foster mom reports that he is a true gentleman, gets along well with other cats and loves to cuddle and play. A very elegant boy, all better, now perfectly adoptable and he’ll make a terrific pet for a very lucky person or family. YAAAYYYYY!!!

William, a cat for adoption at Oasis Animal Rescue, Oshawa, Durham Region


William, a cat for adoption at Oasis Animal Rescue, Oshawa, Durham Region

If you are perhaps interested in adopting William, give us a call at 289-385-6293 – or scroll down to the bottom of this page for our online contact form.


Original Story:

Stray Cat named William for adoption

Kudos to the concerned citizens who acted quickly when they saw this stray cat, we’ve named William, in serious condition and contacted Oasis, our “no kill” organization. They saved his life!

William, a cat for adoption at Oasis Animal Rescue

William almost died. He was discovered prostrate in the backyard of an elderly couple in Oshawa. It was suspected that he had been hit by a car or suffered a stroke. X-Rays were taken, blood was drawn and IV fluid was administered and when the tests came back: William was suffering from severe malnutrition. He was, in fact, starving to death!!

The good news is that young William, neutered and up-to-date on his vaccinations, has recovered very well from his ordeal and is now available for adoption. He is a loving, gentle boy who gets along with other felines and would be a joy in any household.



Unfortunately William is not an isolated case:

Two days later Lily turned up on a dead end street in Bowmanville. Same symptoms, the inability to lift her head, move or consume food or water. Identical diagnosis. Starvation at its most extreme. Unfortunately, where William survived this ordeal, Lily did not. Within 24 hours she had died.

Stray pets on Durham Region streets are there through no fault of their own. Many have been abandoned by the humans in their lives but many are there because they have lost their way home. If you encounter a stray pet please report it – Oasis provides an online Report A Stray Pet form here – with the help of our network of supporters, we’ll do what we can to either reunite the pet with it’s owners or find a new home.

Some stray pets are too frightened and capturing them won’t be simple. Showing a little kindness in the form of food and water for these strays can help them survive and facilitate their eventual capture and safety. Please contact us at Oasis if you need help to supply food for a stray pet.

Caring, compassionate citizens can help Durham Region’s lost and abandoned pets to avoid the extreme pain and suffering that William and Lily both experienced. No one wants to witness stray pets dying from starvation on our streets.

Thanks again to our friends who called us when William really needed help. When we find a forever home for this gentle fellow, his new family will also be thankful that you helped to bring him into their lives.


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