UPDATE- Good news, Shadow is flying to America to get his happy ending. However, he would love a foster home until 19th May (our cats hate him, so he ends up shut away on his own too much). Please get in touch if you could offer a foster home where he could be part of the family, or with another playful cat: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shadow was spotted outside a mosque eating rice that had been put out for the birds and when he moved was limping badly, only using three legs. It was obvious he was struggling and did not belong on the streets, especially as when he was approached he didn’t run away, just laid beside us and wanted a stroke.
On a visit to the vet we discovered he had broken both his leg and tail, they had since healed but there is muscle wastage on the injured side as he doesn’t fully weight bear, he remembers the pain. He was only between 2-3 months old when rescued, so had an awful start in life. We will never know how he got his injuries or when he was dumped on the streets, all we know is it astoundingly hasn’t affected his trust in humans, he is a really sweet boy.
Shadow is now doing amazingly, he can jump kitchen counter height and is getting stronger daily; he does still walk with a slight limp but the vet believes with time he should fully recover. He can run really fast (which he does a lot) and flies up the stairs; when he is running he now uses the leg correctly, forgetting the past pain. It is believed he is a Norwegian Forest / Bengal mix; so he will be a big cat when fully grown.
We would love to keep him but our older cats are not impressed. Shadow loves to play and chases everything that moves (our poor older cats and sometimes your ankles if he is bored). Very importantly, if you don’t have another playful cat, you will need to play with him – throwing balls, a toy on a stick etc. Obviously, he is a kitten so play is normal behaviour but with Shadow, that urge to chase is strong, probably his Bengal roots. He is very affectionate and loves to be with you, he isn’t a lap cat but will want to sit beside you, he is called Shadow because he literally follows me everywhere.
- Age: 4 – 5 months
- Vaccinated: Yes
- Microchipped: Yes
- Spayed/neutered: Yes
- Good with other cats: Yes – but not older cats who want to chill.
- Good with dogs: Unknown
- Good with children: Yes – preferably older children.
- FIV/FeLV negative
- Available for adoption in the USA: Yes.