Not available for interstate adoption
Human Cat Dog Friendly
Male Domestic Short Hair Cat
- Rescue group:
- Pet Rescue & Adoption Service
- PetRescue ID:
- Western Australia
Mike is a very friendly cat even with strangers and he's so soft that he's a delight to stroke. He is a calm and loving cat who is looking for his permanent forever home after a long and scary time on the streets. He loves his pats & attention as much as he loves his food and that is saying something! He would love to share your bed too, where he usually snuggles near your feet or behind your knees. When you wake up he meows and walks to your head then unless you get up he will lie along the length of your body.
He's so pretty it's hard to say no to him at all! As well as the fabulous black & white coat with the adorable black nose splotch, he has a black lower lip which you mainly only see when he "talks" to you.
Mikey has had a real life adventure and not the good kind! It seems he was probably a house kitty in the beginning since he took so easily to being inside after rescue, using the litter tray and making himself comfy on the couch. This was while recuperating from surgery after being attacked by a large animal. Some of the photos show evidence of shaving & scars on his face and leg. His right ear is tattered enough at the edge to give him real character!
Obviously we have only guessed his age. He is an adult in his early years - still loves to chase & play, especially with his foster brothers!
He can be very talkative at times such as when you first come home or at mealtimes. In the months since being in care he has been fed a lot of very high quality food and it's showing in his beautiful coat and clear eyes. He's a solid boy at 6kgs, too! (Whoops he was recently at the vet & weighed in at 6.9kg so now he's on a diet!) One of the photos shows him sitting on the back of a couch with one leg hanging down. Just a bit too wide for the seat!
Mike is fostered with cats & dogs. He's gradually becoming more accepting of the dogs, beginning with bopping them briskly on the nose even when they've shown every sign of being very submissive to finally becoming at ease with them. He's probably had some bad experiences.
He is super keen to form friendships with other cats and is very docile with them except when a good play fight is on the cards. It has become more & more noticeable over time that Mike needs the companionship of other cats. He is very happy to spend hours in the company of cats who may not particularly even like him but just tolerate his presence. Upon meeting a new cat or kitten of whatever age, Mike will walk up & begin to groom it. Not all cats will tolerate this sudden friendship of course but that is Mike's preferred method of introduction!
So Mike will need to be adopted to a family with at least one other cat, or adopted with another one as a pair. He gets on very well with Sparky, also listed. They have roomed together for ages.
He was no doubt accustomed to being very alone while homeless but his temperament says that he wants love and companionship. He will give back as much as he receives. He is certainly happy to have friendly humans - even though loving his feline companions he still adores human attention too. His interactions with children have been positive - it seems very little rattles him (except for naughty dogs.)
For his safety and your own peace of mind, Mike should be an indoor-only cat. He didn't show much desire to be outside in the first few months he was in foster care but later he showed an interest in getting outside, so a secure cat enclosure would be a wonderful bonus for him. But an enriched household (with cat towers, scratchers & plenty of toys), some good window seats & views of outside perhaps with a screen door or window to look through & sniff the breeze, and lots of attention might be adequate. He does not like to be alone at all.
Located in Yanchep.
Mike has been vet-checked and is very healthy. He was tested for FIV and Leukaemia since he was a street cat and is Negative on both counts. He is being fed on high quality foods and is currently on a weight reduction diet.
When you see the picture, read the profile & think "This is the one!" I want to hear from you! Please message me with your email address so I can send you an application form. Although it's important for these adoptees to find their forever homes asap, there will be an informal interview process to see if you both match. This is the difference between adopting & buying and it serves the really important purpose of keeping you together for life. All family members will be included in the adoption process. Everyone counts.
1. Message me.
2. I send you an Application form via email.
3. I will phone you.
4. Meet & greet.
5. 2 week (or more) trial adoption.
6. You have a new family member!
The adoption fee shown on each listing mainly covers the cost of the vetwork needed before adoption & it allows rescue continuity. It is seriously much cheaper to adopt from a rescue than to get a "Free to good home" & organise all the vetwork yourself.
Once it's been decided that you will trial your possible family member, you will complete the adoption form, pay the fee & take him/her home to see for sure that the fit is right. The settling in process can take some time or it may be almost instant. If after a while (around 2 weeks) it becomes apparant that the chemistry just isn't there, the animal can be returned for a full refund. Please be aware that this is not a failure for either you or the adoptee. It simply didn't work & there is no blame.
If the adoption goes ahead but some unforseen circumstance rises in the future, near or far, where you must be separated, your pet MUST be returned to PRAAS; not rehomed by yourself. We have rescued that animal & we need to know that he/she is safe for the rest of its life. It may be that you have a wonderful next home to move them to, in which case please let us know.
If the animal is returned to us at this later stage there is no refund.