Reason he needs a new home “My work increasingly demands that I travel, often on very short notice. I’ve had a couple of times where I could not find anyone to take care of Henry while I would be gone, especially during busy times like summer and the holidays. This is putting me at great risk of losing my job and has been a major source of stress.” Henry was found in an empty lot next to my friend’s home in Brooklyn, NY after one of our bigger snowstorms that year. They were unable to find the cat’s owners and I took him in. He was approx. 8 months old at the time. Henry is a real sweetheart, loves attention and does not like to be alone for long periods. He also does not like being held.
More information on sweet Henry, current owner says: "Henry received one steroid shot in June 2010. Somehow, it’s still a mystery to me, he scraped the back of his front leg on something. He gets a little acrobatic sometimes when he plays. Anyway, it was a pretty bad scrape and every time it started to heal, he’d start licking it and it would bleed again. So after a couple of weeks of this, I started to worry about it getting infected etc. so I took him in. The vet said he wanted to give Henry a steroid shot so that it would heal. It is a 3-week long-lasting steroid, which I later found out they give to cats sometimes that have been in bad accidents or fights, to help them heal—not typically for a scrape. Anyway, I asked the vet what kind of side effects this would cause and he mentioned he may be sleepier for the next few days. Well, Henry has never been the same since that day. He wasn’t just sleepy, he was out of it for a long time. The only thing he was interested in was eating and sleeping. He did not play at all for weeks and weeks. When I told the vet about his behavior, he said that Henry must have just had a bad reaction to the steroid. Bad indeed. It wasn’t until he was diagnosed with diabetes and regulated again that I felt his playful and affectionate personality came back."