My wife and I found a small black tuxedo kitten a couple nights ago. He had been abandoned on our street along with a carrier and a few cans of cat food. It was raining and he was clearly terrified; after 45 minutes of scheming, we managed to get hold of him. He’s been living in our bathroom ever since.
Orville (as we have currently dubbed him) is the sweetest kitten I have ever seen. (He purred as we immersed him in water to give him a bath, and he purred during his rectal exam. He didn’t try to claw us even when we first grabbed him off the street).
The vet thinks he’s 8-10 weeks old. He’s been treated for fleas and is undergoing treatment for roundworm and giardia (he should be absolutely fine in two weeks; meds are free and easy to administer. Like I said, the little guy is super sweet.) He’s had a few basic shots and tested negative for FIV and FELV, and will be neutered this week.
He purrs nonstop if you’re anywhere near him and loves to fall asleep on your stomach. I would assume he’ll be more playful once he’s gained a bit more weight (he weighed 1.25 lbs when he went to the vet yesterday) but he’s very curious.
Unfortunately, I am super allergic to cats, our building doesn’t allow pets, and my wife and I are both in school (i.e. unemployed). Although we love the little guy, there is no way we can give him the forever home he deserves.
So I thought I’d turn to the Balloon Juice community. If anyone knows of a no-kill shelter in NYC who might be able to take him in the midst of kitten season, or wants the sweetest, most loving kitten imaginable, it would be such a relief! He deserves more than to be shut in a bathroom all day indefinitely!
PS – pictures attached, and there’s a video here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10101017938649765
If you have any leads towards a forever home for Orville, contact me at AnneLaurie (at) verizon.net — click on my name in the right-hand column under ‘Contacts’ — and I’ll put you in touch with Sarai. (And if we weren’t still working on integrating our own latest rescue, I’d be scheming to adopt Orville myself, because I’m a sucker for little bat-eared kittens with oriental bloodlines!)