Domestic Shorthair/Breed Unknown
Picture of Amy, a female Domestic Shorthair/Breed Unknown

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Home:Charleston, SC  
Age: 9 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 1 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

March 15th 2007


indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
Amy 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.

Amy is noticeably the smallest of the kittens, currently weighing in at 1.5 lbs, a 1/2 lb less than the next smallest, Zoe. She's also the lightest in coloring. Amy was on her own in the wild for an entire weekend after her mother and the other kittens were caught, which is a testament to her survival skills. She also eluded capture by three people over the weekend only to be caught barehanded on Monday morning (although she did scratch and bite her captor a bit). Possibly as a result of her weekend alone, Amy is the most timid and skittish of the kittens. Upon being reunited with her siblings, she spent a significant amount of time circling the cage whining and stepping on into and over everything. The other three did not seem too pleased with their new roommate. She has settled down significantly since then but still seems to be the most nervous and the most vocal of the bunch.

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May 6th 2007 More than 9 years!

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