Rescued York Chocolate “Indy”
by Linda Inveninato
(Tybee Island, GA, USA)
Indy at 8 months
At about 6 AM on the morning of May 31st I saw some little animal moving down the highway gutter across the street form my home. A pair of binoculars showed me a tiny black kitten.
I quickly grabbed our cat carrier and a can of cat food and ran for the street. The little creature would not come to me, instead hiding under a car, so I laid the carrier (opened cat food can inside) behind the car. The tiny black kitten ran into the carrier. I quickly closed the wire door and brought it back to my home.
Not wild, he was sweet, thin, and very hungry. We named him Indy as it was the day of the Indianapolis 500 car race and neighbors reported to me that this tiny kitten had survived the night on the heavily trafficked highway.
He is maturing into a semi-sweet dark chocolate brown, slightly lighter on his underbelly, with thick hair even between his pads. He is a lap cat, always underfoot, and gets along well with our other two cats.
I've attached 4 pictures of him at approx 6 weeks, 12 weeks, and 8 months. Please freely use the pictures to show folks the breed.