Dib was found in 2007 with three other kittens. The admitter’s neighbor had “gotten rid of” the mother cat, and the kittens had been abandoned. Dib had eye infections and rectal maggots, and soon after admission, became very congested. His first months at Tree House were traumatic- he was given several tests, examinations, and medications- that he stopped eating and eliminating.
He was adopted in 2008, but returned in 2010 due to a death in the family causing a change in the living situation. Again, he became sick and scared, and started acting out. He had had heartworms in his home, and it is believed that they deprived Dib of enough oxygen to his brain, resulting in increased aggression and unpredictable behavior. He was adopted again, but his adopters reported him being aggressive. He was returned again after only two weeks.
He came back more high strung than ever. The decision was made to put him on Prozac, which seems to have helped him immensely and he has not had an episode in some time because of it. He also resides in his own condo, away from the busy nature of the shelter. He loves to have people visit him and has a lot of affection to give when they do. He purrs, he rolls around, he gives head butts. He also has his own personal radio and seems to enjoy the soothing sounds of classical music.