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My name is Handicapped Henry!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Cocoa, Florida - Handicapped Henry
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Cocoa, Florida - Handicapped Henry
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Photo 3 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Cocoa, Florida - Handicapped Henry
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I'm being cared for by:
Space Coast Feline Network

Facts about Handicapped Henry

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Tiger Striped
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
Est age 4-5 years old, handicapped Henry was brought into an animal ER with his back legs mangled and paralyzed. After treatment, he was transferred to the County animal shelter where the vets took good care of him and wrapped his legs and medicated him daily. Miraculously, his legs healed and he can stand and walk ! His back legs are still a big weak; but he keeps moving and the more he gets around, the stronger he will get. He has beautiful Classic Tabby markings (looks like he has a bullseye on his sides) and has a very short tail for a BIG cat. One foot may have permanent nerve damage as the toes/foot have a tendency to curl under as he walks ... but it doesn't seem to slow him down. Foster mom has talked with an orthopedic animal vet and there is no fix for nerve damage. He is neutered, vaccinated, combo-tested (FIV+), dewormed & defleaed. He would really do well in a home with carpeting to give him better footing to get those back legs stronger; but he is doing OK for now on tile. He is adjusting slowly to the other foster cats ... but he knows he is handicapped ... but also very handsome ! He loves attention, being petted, held and likes to talk a lot. Probably trying to tell me what happened to him ... wish we knew. Don't let the FIV+ thing scare you ... he can live safely with other cats as long as there are no bad fights. FIV can only be spread by the affected cat biting another cat with a deep puncture and getting his/her saliva into the other cat's bloodstream. This boy is not a fighter .. hisses, but no fights. Contact SandyGmeow@aol.com for adoption info.

About Space Coast Feline Network

About Our Rescue Group...

Space Coast Feline Network is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to the humane care and control of the homeless cat population of Brevard County, Florida. The organization was formed in 1995 and has TNR'd (trap-neuter-return) more than 8,000 cats in Brevard.

Come Meet Our Pets...

PetSmart in Melbourne, Sunday from 12-5
Pet Supermarket in Merritt Island, Saturday 12-4
Pet Supermarket in Indialantic, Saturday 2-5
Daisy's Place in Melbourne, Sat & Sun 11-4

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption application and agreement required. Adoption fee $75; includes spay/neuter, up-to-date vaccines, combo-tested for feline leukemia and FIV, free of internal & external parasites.