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  • Breed: DSH - Brown tabby
  • Gender: Female
  • DOB: 2013-01-26
  • Size: Medium
  • Hair: Short
  • Small Child Friendly: Yes

Astra is very curious and is the first to investigate anything out of the ordinary. She is very playful and is always looking for someone to chase. She likes to have her ears scratched. She started to have seizures when she was around 4-6 months old. It began with her drooling and she would be very tired. The doctors first thought it was sinus issues, but then she had a seizure where she lost her eyesight (it came back by the end of the day). The doctor put her on a combination of Levetiracetam and Phenobarbital. We are not sure what had caused her problem at such a young age, but it did not stop her activities at all and she would act like a normal cat any other time. Her drooling has stopped (it was occurring multiple times a day). She has not had an episode in over a year. Her appetite is good. Her current medication is as follows: Levetiracetam ($30 bottle) 0.45 ml every 12 hours and Phenobarbital
($12 20-tablets) 1/2 tablet twice daily. The prices are through Walgreens. Since I am signed up with Walgreens prescription program ($20 yearly membership fee), the Levetiracetam is $21 bottle and the Phenobarbital is $10 for 20-tablets). She is up-to-date on all of her shots and has no problems using the litter box.

Adoption Policy:

  • Complete an adoption application.
  • Once you have submitted the application, a volunteer will contact you within 24 hours.
  • All members of the family must be present in order to adopt. We want to make sure it's a good fit for everyone!


  • Kittens under 1 year are $200, Cats over 1 year are $100. A 2nd kitten is 1/2, adopted at the same time.

H.E.L.P. has some cats at the PetSmart Adoption Center at PetSmart, Randall Road, Geneva. Adoption for these cats are handled at the store. Adoption hours are:

Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.