Members of the media were on hand today as an Edmonton, AB kitten who captured hearts while healing from injuries sustained when he was hit by a car was adopted by the family who found him and took him to get care.
Henry has been a media darling and has gotten widespread support since coming to the Edmonton Humane Society in May, after the Rempel family rescued him from a roadway.
The Rempels took the severely injured one pound kitten to a vet, where he was given emergency treatment. Because he was a stray, Henry was transferred to EHS.
EHS staff didn’t expect Henry to live overnight, and were impressed with his spirit when he lived and began to thrive. They called him their Warrior Kitten. Henry’s neurological trauma and most of his injuries began to heal, but it became clear that one of his front legs would have to be amputated. After he’d gained enough weight, the leg was amputated. He returned to foster care for a short recovery period.
EHS received many offers to adopt Henry, but selected his rescuers, who cared about him from the start and will provide him with a good and loving home.
When the community of animal lovers took Henry into their hearts, they donated money that paid his medical bills and will help other animals. A GoFundMe campaign to cover Henry’s medical costs raised more that $3,000 in excess of its goal, and that money will be used to help other animals in EHS care.
Edmonton Humane Society wrote at Facebook today:
“Henry update ~
“The #warriorcat who captured the hearts of #yeg has found his forever home.
“This morning, we invited media to celebrate Henry’s recovery and meet his new family.
“Henry is going home with the wonderful souls who rescued him, and we couldn’t be happier!
“Thank you Rempel family, for being the angels who saved our #warriorcat. Thank you to the community for the overwhelming support during our #helphealhenry campaign.
“Because of Henry, many animals at the shelter will be helped. Any donated funds in excess of Henry’s care go directly in to the Sick & Injured Animal Fund, to help major medical cases like Henry.
“Continue to follow Henry with his new family on his blog: Henry’s Journey.
“Best wishes, Rempel family!”
See our earlier story on Henry: Henry gets help to heal and Edmonton warrior kitten Henry heals after leg amputation.
Watch the CBC report on the story of the Rempel family adopting the kitten they saved:
3 thoughts on “Henry the Warrior Kitten is adopted by the family who found him”
Pretty Boy Henry fits right in with your pretty family… maybe keep him indoors and away from cars outside. Nice big window to see O’ Canada!!! Thanks to the Rempels!!!