Look What I Found - ADOPTED!
LATEST UPDATE: Been checking the Facebook and website of my city's shelter. They gave an update of today's Adopt-a-thon, and had adopted out three cats and four dogs so far. This kitty's picture, and two others, has disappeared from the display of cats up for adoption!
Thank you everyone, who gave me, and him, positive thoughts and prayers. Wish him luck in his new home.
BTW, they gave him the shelter-name of Bixley, which I thought was perfect for him!
UPDATE: After a lot of soul searching, we decided that keeping another cat wouldn't be the best thing for a) Hudson and b) us.
So I checked around and ended up taking the little guy to a good shelter. I was able to donate the fee for him to be neutered, which the shelter was very appreciative of and say will help him get adopted quicker. I asked if him having no tail would hurt his chances of finding a forever home, and they said that actually people tend to take the kittens with one tail, or three legs first!
They are having an Adoptathon on the weekend, where they have an open house and waive the usual adoption fee.
I found him on the side of the highway. He seems to be three or four months old. I am pretty sure he has ear mites (the insides of his ears are darkish) and I can feel his spine. I gave him a little bit of wet food, because I don't want to give him a lot of food at once. My husband is away, but we will take him to the shelter or the vet (if we can keep him) on Monday.
He is very purry and affectionate, but was also afraid in some ways. He has NO tail. Don't know what happened to it. I am keeping him in our heated workshop for now, until he sees a vet. (Not with Hudson).
Please give me advice on this. I got Hudson when he was an adult. A kitten who had a home would not be on the highway in the middle of the night with ear mites and no tail, would it? And yet, if he was feral, he wouldn't be affectionate, would he?
I hope the pet store is open tomorrow, so I can get some age-appropriate food and kitty litter. For now, I put a little box with some shredded paper in the workshop and am hoping for the best. I only have clumping litter, which I understand you are not supposed to give to kittens?