My name is Briar!

Maine Coon Cat for adoption in San Jose, California - Briar
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13th St. Nac Cat Rescue

Facts about Briar

  • Breed: Maine Coon
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 7763922-14-0131
  • Hair: Unknown
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Please contact Janice ( for more information about this pet.

Loving and adorable, but very special needs

Briar is outgoing, loving, playful and loves life.  He purrs close to non-stop and head butts you for loving.  But he had a perianal hernia and GI tract complications since he was rescued as a bottle baby.  Multiple attempts to help him with vets locally would work for a while, but finally we had to take him to UC Davis vets for another surgery.  This created quite a large vet bill for the group, requires special food, and significant care.
Any donation will help significantly, towards his bill, and his on-going expenses.
Please help us fund this little guy - - never seen such a trooper in a little kitten, he won’t give up; help us make sure we don’t have to!    THANKS for helping!

UPDATE Nov 5 2015, working with the vets we have come up with a mix of canned and kibble to help  Briar's poop firm up some so he makes the litter tray more and has gained some weight in last months.  He had stalled at about 5lbs, but with the mix of canned and kibble we've got him up to 6 lbs. 
Also we had a scare when he plugged up with a hairball in rectum - with work we got it out.  But now he gets every meal hairball treatment gel till shedding season is over, and we have trimmed his beautiful tail (sadly) so he will not ingest the long 4' tail hairs.  
Still he's a wonderful, happy, beautiful cat!   

UPDATE Dec 14 , he is gaining weight and is now up to 4lbs at 6 months of age, yeah!

Update Jan 15, 2016- at Vet check he was 4.8 lbs (yeah!) and is now got Royal Canin Mommy and Babycat kibble, as well as canned IAMS intestinal plus food to eat, both easy to digest, so poop a bit more consistant timing and firmer .

Update March 6, 2016-  After trying baby kibble with Briar and finding it was a very fine balance to keep him from getting too firm of poop, we have started him on Metamucil in his canned food at the recommendation of UC Davis.   So far we find that is nicely helping to manage the really loose stool.

Update Sept 20, 2016 - Briar is much better on Meatmucil and gained some weight as he's able to not have the food just run through im!  Though he still doesn't always make it to the litter tray its much firmer poop and easy to clean up.   He's just a total love bug and he's worth the work!

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

How To Adopt Me! is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, No-Kill Rescue Group based in San Jose.

We try our best to match our cats to the perfect homes, and match them based on their personalities, not their looks. Adoptions are not done on a first come, first serve basis, rather in the order of what homes are the right match for that particular cat

About 13th St. Nac Cat Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

13th Street Cats is an all volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of feral and social cats and reducing the population by TNR – Trap, Neuter, Return in Santa Clara County. Kittens and cats that can be socialized are taken into foster care while waiting adoption. With a no kill philosophy, 13th St Cats is pleased to be able to rescue these homeless animals who might otherwise end up in a local kill shelter, helping to reduce euthanasia rates.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We hold adoption fairs at Petsmart Campbell (CA) almost every Saturday, noon to 4pm; as well as at Petsmart Coleman (San Jose, CA) on one weekend a month.
Check our website for confirmation on dates and times:

Our Adoption Process...

Our application is available on our website or at our adoption fairs. We do deliiveries of our cats to their new homes to help ensure a successful transition.