You could call Roady the Love and Hope mascot as we have come to think of him that way.
He came to the Sanctuary in October, 2005 soon after the Sanctuary opened in September. He wasn’t our first cat (one day I will tell the story of the “original 15”) but he came very soon thereafter.
He was found by the Town of Franklin Highway Department living outside their office. They were feeding him (he was very thin when they first found him there), but they knew that he could not remain there as winter was coming.
The Highway Department contacted us and we were happy to accept him into the Sanctuary (thus his name Roady, aka The Roadman, in recognition of the people who rescued him).
Roady was about 1 1/2 years old in 2005. He obviously had been injured at some point as his tail is broken. (you can see that in the picture). We then discovered that he had old internal injuries that could not be repaired. As a result, he “dribbles” and dosen’t always make it to the litter pan. He is the most affectionate, playful, loving creature imaginable but his “problem” has rendered him unadoptable. He is showered with love by all who work at the Sanctuary and he constantly bring smiles to their faces.
Everyone loves Roady.