Ferdinand from Happy CatsFerdinand came to Happy Cats from his horrible life crammed in a garage with 160 other cats. He’s been in foster care for about 5 weeks now.


FerdinandFerdinand is just now starting to feel safe enough to show normal cat behavior. Yesterday was the first time he responded to his foster mom by meeting her hand when she stroked him, with what is fondly known as “elevator butt.” He’s purring and learning how to play, something he’d never had a chance to do before since they had no toys in their garage, only themselves.

Ferdinand & ErlingYou can see he has some strong British or American Shorthair genes, with his adorable round face and build, much like his brother Erling here.


Ferdinand & BilboAlso like them, he loves to always be cuddling and close, especially with Hobson and Bilbo here, who has become his BFF.

Ferdinand also has something going on with his eye. It’s clouded and the third eyelid is always showing. We think he can see out of it but are not sure.

Our veterinarian, Dr. McCarty of Aspenwood Veterinary Hospital, is recommending he see Dr. Dugan, the animal eye specialist. He will be able to tell us if there’s anything we can do to help Ferdinand’s eye.

If you can help with Ferdinand’s expenses, we would be very grateful. We’ll continue to give him lots of love and gentle handling, so this sweet round fellow keeps on learning how to be a normal, loving cat!

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