Cat of the Month: Mr. Higgins

Cat of the Month: Mr. Higgins

All I want is a room somewhere, received_10153288440701957
Far away from the cold night air.
With one enormous chair,
Aow, wouldn’t it be loverly?

Someone’s “hand” restin’ on my knee, 
Warm an’ tender as ‘e can be.
‘ho takes good care of me,
Aow, wouldn’t it be loverly?

If you remember My Fair Lady, you would recognize Eliza’s Doolittle’s wishful song. Today Eliza’s song is a plea for our Mr. Higgins who has had a very rough and sad life up until now. Perhaps you are the one who can provide that “good care” and “enormous chair” he so desperately wants and deserves.

Mr. Higgins has been through so much in his 6 years of life. He was abandoned by his family and left out in the cold, scared and lonely.Eventually he was brought to Hamilton Animal Services, his face covered in scabs from street cats beating him up. For 2 months, Mr. Higginswaited in a cage hoping for someone to take him home. And then, one of our volunteers saw him.

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Fostering is never easy. Soon after his arrival, Mr. Higgins started scratching his ears until they bled. A visit to the vet confirmed that he had allergies so he was put on a special diet. Like many abandoned cats who do not know when their next meal might be, Mr. Higgins started eating and drinking a lot. Still foster mom sensed that something else was wrong. Another visit to the vetrevealed that something he ate while outside had blocked his intestine and he was basically “bursting from the inside” because he was eating so much but it wasn’t digesting. Surgery resolved this problem and Mr. Higgins is recuperating with his foster mom. However, the vet also discovered that Mr. Higgins has diabetes. Cats, like people, can live normal and long lives with diabetes. It can be successfully managed by insulin shots and checking blood sugar levels.received_10153288440696957

Mr. Higgins had been through so much and his foster mom says “He is the sweetest boy in the world with not an aggressive bone in his body. He just wants to love and be loved. All I wish for him is a forever home. So I ask you to ask around to see if anyone is willing to adopt him along with his special diet and his insulin shots.”

Aow, wouldn’t it be loverly?

By Lianne Chrisman, Foster Mom

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