Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Alby, a male Domestic Shorthair

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Age: 9 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 13 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-part feral-blind -cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
May 18th 2011

Black and White

Robo kitty scratches

An empty food bowl.

Favorite Toy:
Stuffed monkey

Favorite Nap Spot:
Anyone's lap

Favorite Food:

Coos and purrs wonderfully


Arrival Story:
Alby is a rescue kitty. We found him online through a cat rescue shelter. We believe Alby had been living in a homeless camp in the woods since he was a kitten, so approx 4-5 years. When he was rescued he was unable to see well because of a condition where the lower eye lids roll into the eye and the lashes abrade the cornea. After we adopted him he had surgery to repair his eyes and was able to see a bit. Though we don't know if it was just light and dark or objects. But he became very playful and adjusted well. He has many friends in the neighborhood who come over to lay on the porch with him and eat his kibble.

Then one day in August for some unknown reason he crossed the street and when a car started coming up the hill he panicked and tried to cross back home but he wasn't fast enough. He was struck by the car. Luckily we were home at the time because he suffered a lot of head trauma, He was immediately rushed to the his veterinarian who stabilized him and the we had a 2 hour drive to a trauma center. He barely made it there as his airway was compromized and he was losing a lot of blood. But after several surgeries, a couple of close calls,a transfusion, a week in intensive care, a couple of months with a feeding tube and having his jaw wired for the fractures he is mostly recovered. Alby is now totally blind,has lost quite a few of his teeth, and has some nerve damage. Emotionally he is back to loving, purring, playing special self. He is a special guy!

Lives Remaining:
6 of 9

I've Been On Catster Since:
December 16th 2013 More than 3 years!

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