Domestic Shorthair/Breed Unknown
Picture of Henry, a male Domestic Shorthair/Breed Unknown

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Home:Charleston, SC  
Age: 9 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 3 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

March 15th 2007



Being medicated

Favorite Food:

indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
Henry is one of four kittens captured along with their mother in the parking lot at my office. They came to the attention of some people who were concerned they would be run over by cars and who then called Animal Control. Animal Control would take the kittens to a shelter where they would be put down if not adopted within 2 weeks. Since there are so many kittens in shelters right now and these guys are somewhat timid/feral, we were afraid that their chances for adoption would not be good. Instead of turning the kittens over to Animal Control, we brought them home with the intent of getting them fixed and released on my property out in the country where no one would bother them. However, we discovered that some of them were showing symptoms of upper respiratory infection, so we began treating them all with antibiotics. As we handled them twice daily to medicate, we discovered that they are acclimating to human touch nicely and will likely make good house pets. The kittens are being kept in a cage on our back deck while being medicated, but will going to a no-kill shelter in the hopes of finding loving homes. This was our first foray into cat rescue and will be our last as it is too emotionally draining.

Although all 4 kittens are being treated for a URI, Henry is the only one really showing symptoms. He has a wheezy, rattly sound when he breathes. It's gotten better since we've been medicating him and his runny eyes and nose have cleared up, but he still sounds sick at times. Henry is one of the largest of the kittens and is the most voracious eater. Whenever food appears, he's the first to stick his head in the bowl. He's also the only one to have shown an interest in treats. I refer to Henry as one of the three black kittens, but he is really a very dark reddish brown with black tabby markings. He also has some white under his chin and behind his front legs, which other than the wheezing, is how we tell him apart from Mal, who's about the same size, and Amy, who's got the same coloring.

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May 6th 2007 More than 9 years!

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