This week's #cutepic champ is a photogenic feline who requires undivided attention
Gary the cat's photogenic face holds a memory of where he came from. The feline - who is this week's #cutepic winner - is one of about 30 cats rescued from an awful case of neglect by the humane law division of New York's Ulster County SPCA. The kitty suffered from a severe eye infection and by the time he was rescued, there was nothing that could be done to save it."When I learned they had finally healed and were in the adoption room, I stopped by to check them out," Alejandra Martinez, who was once the volunteer coordinator for the shelter, tells PEOPLE of the rescues. "Many of the cats came towards me with curiosity, but Gary immediately stood up on his back paws and demanded to be picked up. Which of course I did! He just purred, nuzzling me and stole my heart. I brought him home to foster him over the weekend, and it's been a year-and-a-half-long weekend."