Sir Gallahad, or ‘Sweater Cat’ as we have very fondly come to call him, presented to the SPCA of Tompkins County by the owner since they no longer had the capacity to care for him. He was extremely sweet, but also very shy and nervous. We believe he may be a Himalayan mix and has very distinctive features. At intake, he tested negative for FeLV and FIV and was given his first round of vaccinations as well as a dewormer and flea treatment. The veterinarians with Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell moved him onto the surgery list for a castration, a dental cleaning and to help rid him of his awfully matted fur. As can be seen from the pictures, the fur on his back was so matted it could be clipped off in one piece!! It is not difficult to imagine how uncomfortable that must have been for him. The nickname ‘Sweater Cat’ comes from the fact that he now wears a sweater to protect him from the cold. During his first couple of days in the adoption building, he was very shy and possibly a little embarrassed of his new outfit, but when visited yesterday he came right out to say hello and get his ears scratched. We have no doubt Sir ‘Sweater Cat’ will be an amazing pet and now he just needs a loving home where he can really come out of his shell.