Meet Santana, a rescue cat who has terminal cancer. When Cats Of San Bernardino was notified about this poor guy, he was in the poorest condition and was trying to survive all on his own.

“He has had to have been like this for a long time and it breaks our hearts knowing how many people must have passed him by without trying to help. Luckily he met a kind family who started to feed him and they were able to get in contact with us,” said the rescue.

@catsofsanbernardino Santana Update!We know everyone has been looking for an update on this big boy. We are going to list a few things that are going on with him below both good and bad. After his last vet appointment it was found that his teeth are still very inflamed and that he had ringworm. His ringworm has gotten a lot better and his hair is finally starting to grow back after 4ish months 🤗His antifungal nose meds are working and his nose is cleaing back up again. He chin has started to get swollen and we aren’t sure if that is do to the dental deterioration or if the cancer is moving down into his chin 💔 He is going to be at the vet again tomorrow to have his chin looked at and see if we can pinpoint a cause of the inflammation. He is still eating like a champ, and we will be heading to get him more steaks today. He is drinking a lot of water on his own which is newer behavior 😁He is loving his snuggles and will nap on me for as long as I’m available to lay with him ❤️ He is darn near perfect. He had a hard couple of days after the loss of Siren but he is bonding with Theia. Photos to come ❤️Drop a comment below if you want to see more Santana Content. We will be trying our best to put more updates. Both on the feed and in the stories. #catrescue #catsoftiktok #savinganimals #unconditionallove ♬ How Long Will I Love You – Piano Bliss

When Santana arrived at the rescue, he was severely underweight, had dental and breathing issues, and infections, and was in pretty bad shape overall. He went to the vet immediately for a health checkup and received a variety of medications to help him feel more comfortable. He also decided to live in an incubator as it made him feel safe and happy.

“Santana is making small improvements every single day,” said the rescue in an update.

@catsofsanbernardino It’s vet Day Friday!Today we have 3 spay and neuter feral kitties for the SBC shelter, Pyro, and our special boy Santana ❤️We got an update on Santana already, he is getting x-rays done. We will let everyone know what they find when we pick him up later today😪 Pyro is getting neutered and we are going to see if he is in any pain. If he isn’t in pain we are hoping not to have to amputate his front left arm 🤞Please consider becoming a monthly donor to help us continue to care for all of these special needs cats and kitties. Without your continued support, none of this would be possible ❤️#fuckcancer #tripodcat #savinganimals ♬ original sound – catsofsanbernardino

Although he has a long recovery ahead, Santana is taking it one day at a time!

“He is drinking a lot of water on his own which is newer behavior. He is loving his snuggles and will nap on me for as long as I’m available to lay with him. He is darn near perfect,” said the rescue.

@catsofsanbernardino Santana Update!Tanny went to the vet on Friday but they couldn’t see under his tongue without sedation, which we did not want done. His gums are still inflamed but he doesn’t seem to be in pain while eating.We are going to start his antifungal drugs again this week to continue to battle his crypto. Overall big man is still doing well and we will opt for a steroid if his mouth does continue to be sore. We will continue to keep everyone posted on our beautiful man ❤️ #rescuelife #cats ♬ Hold Me While You Wait – Lewis Capaldi

Santana has faced many challenges in his life, but he is not letting that stop him. He is living each day to the fullest and is continuing to thrive!

“Santana might be one of the most precious souls ever created. He only wants to spend time with us and cannot soak up enough of our love,” the rescue said.
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