Saint Francis of the Kitteh

American Shorthair/Abyssinian
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Home:Philadelphia, PA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 8 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-part feral-cat rescue


Having a safe place to be. Oh, and eating.

Being homeless.

Favorite Toy:

Favorite Nap Spot:
On anything soft.

Favorite Food:
Wet food and lots of it.

Loving you!


Arrival Story:
I FOUND A HOME! A wonderful womans' heart weant out to my situation and she will be taking me to my new home in a week. Yea! Thansk you everyone for your warm wishes! It really helped! Today (Aug. 11th) as I was coming home from work & parking my car on a busy street, I saw Francis underneath the car just in front. Worried that he would move, I pulled in carefully. After I got out and the passersby passed, I did the pssst psst psssst thing and he cautiously came out from under the parked car. He was very receptive to pets and rubbed against me, Initially I thought he might be an older cat as he was very bony in the shoulder & hip areas and was reticent to pick him up incase I would cause him pain. Throwing caution to the wind, I did pick him up & he immediately started to purr and cuddle. I knocked on some neighbors doors asking if he was theirs or if they recognized him etc. They gave me some good leads of others in the neighborhood he might belong to but they all were dead ends. So we brought him in and have him in our comfortable basement as of now. He was very curious, yet relaxed. He ate ravenously, wet food, dry food, drank water and looked for more. He comes when you call him, sits on my husbands lap and seems to like posing for pictures. This is a very sweet cat that was probably abandoned some time ago. Some of his stats as best I can guess: He is male, most likely neutered, gray/brown tabby with large eyes and ears with a gently sloping head. He has a long tail and long thin legs and very diminutive paws. Right now he is very thin, especially in the shoulder & hip areas with a distended and somewhat droopy tummy. We plan to take him to the neighbor hood vet to have him checked out for fleas, worms, mite etc. Im sure we will get him his shots also. I would be proud to have this little guy as party of our family but we have 4 cats in a one-bedroom apartment and having him permanantly would just be far too much for us. Our one male is very territorial and also has nasal lymphoma and we just dont want to get him in a tizzy thus weakening his health/spirit. (So far, our cats dont know that Francis is here, so all is calm) We are going to put up flyers around the neighborhood looking for his owners, but I really believe he may have been on the streets for quite awhile. All inquiries and or suggestions and help are more that welcome as we search for a good home for Francis. Thanks you for you consideration! Lisa

He uses the litter box too!

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August 11th 2008 More than 8 years!

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Francis of Philadelphia Whom Needs a Home and His Big Trip- to the Vet

August 12th 2008 1:31 pm
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UPDATE: Francis has returned from the vet and things aren't too bad. He is definatly neutered and is probably only 2-3 years old. The vet put him down as three years on his chart.

From being outside for so long he has the usual fleas & worms - both of which he is now being treated for. The vet agrees that he has been out on his own for awhile and is very weak. He gave us some Nutri Cal to supplement his diet with and get some weight on him.

The vet wants the worm medicine to do its work before giving him any other shots that might upset his delicate systems.

Also, he was so good and calm at the vet.
You know how there is usually a very startled cry when the temperature is taken?
Not a peep.
Actually, when Francis looks at you and meows, it is a silent meow. So far no noise at all.
I wonder if that will change?

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