Everyone has met a cat in their lifetime but few have met a cat like Cooper. This curly-tailed boy marches to the beat of his own drum, enchanting all those he meets with his quirky personality and unique habits. Whether he's zipping around the PAWS clinic on the playful adventures of Super Cooper (a nickname he was affectionately given by PAWS staff) or flipping his bed over so he can sleep underneath it like a turtle, Cooper is energetic and imaginative unlike any other.

He came to PAWS in early June after his owner was admitted to a hospital long-term and was no longer able to care for him. Since he was having some issues with the tissue on the pads of his feet and he was drinking excessively, Cooper went to stay in the PAWS clinic, where he received daily treatment until healed. Unfortunately, it was soon discovered through testing of his blood work that Cooper was in kidney failure.

Typically, when a cat enters the clinic at PAWS, they receive treatment and enter the adoption floor when recovered. Since there is no recovery for Cooper and it is difficult to measure how long a cat who has entered into kidney failure will live (some cats live years after being diagnosed), PAWS is searching for someone willing to adopt or foster Cooper as soon as possible, so he may have a loving place to live out the rest of his days.

If you or someone you know is interested in fostering or adopting Cooper, visit https://www.pawsadoption.org/foster-a-pet to foster or https://www.pawsadoption.org/cats to adopt.

If you’re unable to foster or adopt but still wish to help, donations help the shelter in a big way. Donate online at any time at https://www.pawsadoption.org/donate.

P.A.W.S. is located at 123 John St., Camden, online at pawsadoption.org and by phone at 236-8702. Shelter hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed on Monday.For more information, visit www.pawsadoption.org.