Halfway Home Lifers

Our Lifers are the heart and sole of HHR. Our Lifers are dogs/cats that are considered non-adoptable because medial issue or social issues, requiring  lifelong medications or terminal illness. Below are our lifer kitties and all their stories. If you are considering donating, these are some of the amazing faces you are helping with each donation. HHR volunteers and HHR Lifers thank you in advance for your support.

Meet the Lifers

Amelia came to HHR in 2012 with newborn kittens and a prolapsed rectum. She had extensive surgery to repair her intestines and save her life. Amelia is about 6-7 years old.

Bowie came to HHR from Gaston County Animal Control in North Carolina. He has obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and requires heart medication twice daily. He also suffers from stomatitis, an autoimmune condition easiest described as an allergic reaction to tooth plaque. Because of his heart condition, Bowie is not a candidate for surgery to remove his teeth. His condition is managed appropriately by our vet. Bowie is about 8-9 years old.                                   

 

 

 

 

  Didi   came to our shelter after being kicked out of two local rescues. She was a barn cat for many years, but has since “retired” and joined the HHR Lifers. She is approximately 14 years old.
Edward was abandoned at a local veterinary hospital. He is about 10-12 years old and has chronic pancreatitis condition that requires a special diet and medications as needed.                                       

 

Farrah came to our shelter as a stray. She was having difficulty breathing upon arrival, and after a multitude of tests, she was diagnoses as having a severe case of asthma. Farrah’s condition is managed with a Flovent inhaler twice daily. She is about 6 years old

 

 

 

 

 

Handsome came to HHR as a stray. He suffers from epilepsy which is controlled by phenobarbital twice daily. He also suffers from a mild case of stomatitis, an autoimmune condition easiest described as an allergic reaction to tooth plaque. Because of his seizure disorder, Handsome is not a candidate for surgery. His condition is manage with a low dose of steroids as needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin came to HHR from Waterbury where he was left in a cardboard box (with 4 other cats). Kevin has Ventricular Septal Defect, a congenital heart condition simply explained as a hole in his heart. He takes cardiac medication daily. Kevin is about 8 years old

 

 

 

 

Lincoln came to our shelter from Baldwin County Animal Control in Georgia. When first rescued, Lincoln weighed a mere 6 lbs. With lots of TLC and proper vet care, Lincoln is now a healthy 12-13 lbs. He is about 12-13 years old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Black Kitty (aka Kitt) came to HHR after being trapped in a yard with a dog. She is semi feral but has resided here at HHR since she was rescued. Kitt is about 8-9 years old.

            Lonnie was abandoned when his owners moved away. He had squamous cell carcinoma removed from right lower eyelid, leaving him with a deformed eyelid and dry eye. He takes medication daily for his dry eye. While the cancer may come back, Lonnie has been in remission for one year! He is about 15 years old                                 

 

 

 

 

    Maggie came to HHR when her owner became homeless. She was available for adoption for many months, but can be quite fresh and scared away all of her potential adopters! Maggie is about 8 years old.

Milo came to HHR after being abandoned at a local vet hospital. He has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and requires daily heart medication. Milo also has chronic ear infections which are treated as needed. Milo is 12-13 years old.

 

 

 

 

 

     Miracle’s owner surrendered her to our shelter because they had another baby. She was up for adoption for many months, but the stress weighed on her tiny body. She is about 10 years old and has chronic pancreatitis condition that requires a special diet and medications as needed. 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Chow came to HHR via Bridgeport Animal Control after being hog-tied with electric wire. He was available for adoption, but can be very fresh and scared away all of his potential adopters! Mr. Chow is 12 years old.                                                                                                                                                           

 

                 Mr. Peter came to our shelter as an owner surrender. He has an idiopathic heart murmur. At this time, no medication. Mr. Peter had a mass removed from his right front arm. The mass was benign but has great potential of returning, hence the reason he became an HHR Lifer. Mr. Peter is about 13 years old

 

 

 

 

Quincy came to our shelter from Bridgeport Animal Control. He was adopted and returned following the death of his owner. Quincy can be fresh and will bite when over stimulated. His fresh behavior is the reason he became a HHR Lifer. Quincy is about 8 years old.

 

 

Rachel was abandoned on our rescue farm in 2010. She is semi feral. Rachel suffers from chronic upper respiratory infections which are managed by our veterinarian. Rachel is about 8-9 years old

 

 

 

 

Silas came to HHR from Henry County Animal Control in Georgia. He has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and required daily medication to manage his condition. Silas is about 4 years old.

Tilly was abandoned on our rescue farm in 2012. She is skittish but likes to be pet when you approach gently. She is approximately 5-6 years old.

 

Vernon came to HHR as a stray. He suffers from megacolon and requires expensive compounded medication twice daily to regulate his bowels. Vernon is approximately 6 years old.