Pet of the week: Heathcliff overcomes attack

Posted at 7:14 AM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 09:34:51-04

Heathcliff is just days away from celebrating his first birthday. The American Shorthair orange & white tabby overcame a tough start after being abandoned so young. He has since transformed into a very loving feline.

Heathcliff was in poor shape when he was found by a lady from St. Francis Society Animal Rescue. He had been attacked. There were scratches all over his face and body.

When he first got to his foster home, Heathcliff hid behind the litter containers because he was afraid of everyone. His foster mom thought he had escaped because he was so good at hiding. Despite his tough beginning, he would still press into people to be comforted.

Heathcliff's foster mom says the tabby has come a long way. He loves to be cuddled and will follow you everywhere talking up a storm. He loves other animals, as long as they are non-aggressive. He also enjoys rubbing against all the other dogs and kittens in his foster mom's home.

The time has come for Heathcliff to find his forever home just in time for Easter. Heathcliff does well with other cats, dogs and children.

If you have any questions about Heathcliff, contact Sheryl at

You can apply to adopt Heathcliff by submitting an application by clicking on the "want to adopt me?" button on (Heathcliff's profile is near the bottom of the page).