My name is Slim Shady!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in New Richmond,, Wisconsin - Slim Shady
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in New Richmond,, Wisconsin - Slim Shady
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I'm being cared for by:
Gregory's Gift of Hope, Inc

Facts about Slim Shady

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
Slim Shady (FIV+) has been with us for a couple of years now - while he initially came to us to recover from some non-FIV related issues that he encountered while living as a free-roaming cat, he did so well that we took him off out of our sanctuary program and have placed him on our adoption list. At the time of Slim's rescue, he was very thin and had so many puncture wounds that we hardly knew where to start to nurse him back to health. As you can see, Slim has made a remarkable recovery and is ready to be re-homed; he is slim no more! Slim is male, approximately 5 years old (as of Sept. 2017), up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped and neutered. Slim is missing the tip of his right ear, presumably due to frostbite. You'll also notice in his photo that it appears that he has a deformity on his lower lip - no deformity, just the coloring of his skin which is lighter on the outside of his lip - you'll notice that his nose has the same color pattern. We, here at GGOH, think it gives him kind of a cute little smirk. ;) Slim is completely toothless due to complications he encountered with his FIV but it doesn't stop him from eating both hard and soft food. He does best when on a restricted diet, but his food is mostly supplemental and he does okay with a mixture of regular food and dietary food. Slim is great with kids of all ages but older children would be best as slim does like to put his paws up on you and if his nails aren't kept short, they could be troublesome for a youngster - he doesn't scratch, but he does like to grip you to show you he loves you. He is such a love! FIV is not a death sentence - actually, it's far from it. Slim can go on to live a long, healthy life if given a proper diet and regular vet visits are kept up with. If you are interested in Slim Shady and would like to know more about him and learn more about his FIV status, just give us a call or stop by - we would be happy to discuss him with you. This boy is on everybody's favorite list - we have a feeling he might be on yours as well once you meet him!

PLEASE BE AWARE OF OUR NO DE-CLAW AND INDOOR LIVING POLICIES - Visit our website @ for full information on our adoption policies and procedures.

About Gregory's Gift of Hope, Inc

About Our Rescue Group...

Established in 2003, we are a no-kill rescue/re-home program that takes in abandoned, homeless and unwanted animals. We work tirelessly to find new, permanent homes for our rescues. Our program's Director began this journey when our county's humane society was closed down.

A note from our Director:

"I have been a lifelong rescuer; all of my pets (currently, 10 dogs and 5 cats) are rescue animals. They mean the world to me and I want to help as many animals as I can while I am on this earth. Back in 2003, I gathered together many animal lovers in the area and we started our rescue efforts; we've continued to grow over time and are now operating as a 501c3 organization, which has helped us strengthen our efforts to save the animals. We want to see that no animal goes without love, shelter, food or a happy life. We work on educating the public about the overpopulation problem, we promote spay/neuter programs, and we do group tours at our facility to teach about the rescue re-home world. To get our youth community involved, we visit schools to teach about responsible pet ownership, animal abuse and neglect, and what they as an animal advocate can do to help prevent these tragedies. We are proud of what we do here at our rescue and we believe it is our job to protect those that speak another language and quite honestly, we just could not imagine a world without them. I invite you to join our efforts by becoming a sustainable monthly donor, a volunteer with our program or, simply to be another voice for the animals. Contact us today to find out how you can help."

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our facility is located at 1374 Hwy 65 in New Richmond, WI.

We are open to the public:

For Dogs -
By appointment only which is set up after application is approved.

For Cats -
Daily from 9am - 12noon, and again from 5pm - 8pm.

Our Adoption Process...

As we are a small rescue/re-home facility with an equally as small volunteer staff, at this time we are forced to limit our adoptions to suitable adopters that reside within a 100 mile radius of our facility. Before you proceed with any adoption inquiries, be aware of where we are located in relation to your personal residence. Please continue reading for our adoption policies and procedures.


Be aware that we have Fencing, Indoor Living and Declawing policies. We will not waiver on these policies as it is our responsibility to ensure the animals in our care are placed into the safest and healthiest environment possible. No exceptions made.

* You must be at least 21 years old to adopt
* The entire household must be in agreement about adopting the animal you choose
* You may not adopt for someone else or for a gift
* We encourage that all dogs under 3 years old attend training sessions, either private or group 
* Dogs and cats must live indoors
* Dogs require fencing. Please read our fencing policy which can be found here, by pasting this URL into a new browser window:
* No declawing of cats allowed

Adoption Process for Dogs:

* Agree to our Fencing Policy
* Complete and submit an adoption application
* Your application will be reviewed and references contacted
* Application approved - we will contact you to set up an appointment for you (and your family) to meet the dog
* Application denied - you are contacted and informed of denial
* If dog meeting goes well, a home visit is then scheduled
* And finally, if everything works out, a pick-up time will be set for you to bring your new canine companion home

Adoption Process for Cats:

* Agree to our Indoor Living and No Declawing policies 
* Come to our facility to meet the potential cat to be adopted (we will not adopt cats out sight-unseen). Public visitation hours for cats, daily: 9am - 12noon & 5pm - 8pm
* Complete and submit an adoption application (you are welcome to do this ahead of time, but we still require you to come meet the animal you wish to adopt)
* Your application will be reviewed and references  contacted
* Application approved - we will contact you to set up a pick-up time for you to bring your new feline companion home
* Application denied - you are contacted and informed of denial

Our applications can be found on our website or, cut and paste the below URLs into a new browser window:

Dogs -
Cats -

NOTE: If you live in an apartment, town home, condo or rent a single family home, do you have permission from your landlord or association to house an animal? Proof of this is required BEFORE we can continue with any adoption request. We will not consider an adoption application until we have this authorization in hand. Please be sure your authorization form contains your property owner's name and phone number as we will call to validate.

​We cannot guarantee a time-frame for completion of the full process - each application has its own considerations and if there are multiple applications for the same animal, the process is obviously lengthened. Exit veterinary visits can sometimes take a few days depending on their availability. You must also take into consideration that we are an animal "rescue" facility and emergencies often arise which take precedence over everything.  We will do our best, however, to move things along in as timely a manner as we possibly can.


Adoption Fees Include:

* Six months & older - animal is spayed/neutered
* Under six months - voucher given for free spay/neuter (Glenwood City vet only)
* Treatment for external & internal parasites
* Dogs are Heartworm tested
* Cats are Feleuk & FIV tested
* Microchip
* Age appropriate vaccinations
* Exit exam and health certificate by our veterinarian prior to release from GGOH

Our adoption fees for dogs are as follows:

Seniors (8 years and older) - $225
Adults (over 6 months) - $325
Puppies (under 6 months) - $375

Our adoption fees for cats are as follows:

Seniors (8 years and older) - $150
Adults (over 6 months) - $200
Kittens (under 6 months) - $250

Note: the higher cost for puppies and kittens relates directly to the amount of care and frequency of vaccinations which they require.