My name is Bobby!

Oriental Cat for adoption in Brooksville, Florida - Bobby
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I'm being cared for by:
Animal Rescue Friends Network Inc.

Facts about Bobby

  • Breed: Oriental
  • Color: Black (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
Bobby is a special needs cat. He came to us as a almost hairless baby who was undersized and sick. He was the last in his litter and set to be euthanized as unadoptable due to his color and condition. He had an upper respiratory infection, ring worm, and a secondary skin infection. Bobby also had a sensitive stomach as a youngster, so he Doctor ordered Kitten food well into adulthood. Now Bobby eats adult cat food without much trouble, but it has caused him to become a large boy with a small head (he did not grow the tom cat shields on his neck/face since he was neutered early in life). Bobby has grown into a beautiful, shiny black cat with a small dab of white on his upper chest. Unfortunately, Bobby lost his hearing at some point, if he ever could hear. Because he can't hear, he gets spooked when another animal sneaks up behind him. Bobby will respond negatively until he realizes that he is not in danger, then he calms down.

Bobby also has a reputation as a bully. He will intimidate other animals, if they act afraid. If they don't pay attention to his antics, he leaves other animals alone. Additionally, Bobby has a mischievous streak. He enjoys looking at you while he bats things off tables or shelves. His vet suggested a calming medication, but Bobby has chosen not to continue the prescription. He prefers to be a home body and is not interested in traveling or going to the vet. Bobby has a 3 year rabies vaccination to limit his transportation and vet visits.

Bobby also has a sweet side. He lives with a young teen aged boy and he will call out for his boy when he is lonely. He likes to spoon in bed with his boy, as long as it is on Bobby's terms. He is playful and is addicted to cat nip. He is litter box trained and eats adult cat food. Bobby likes to gaze out the window to watch birds and squirrels and has even taught himself to climb the ladder on his boy's bunk bed to rest or cuddle. He has tested negative for deadly cat diseases (FIV and FeLV). Bobby is up-to-date on rabies and is neutered.

Bobby is not your average cat. His new parent will need to be patient and understanding of a special needs cat. He is a comical character once he has settled into the home. He may do best in a home without other animals and little commotion and change.

ARF'N accepts applications from people between the ages of 21 and 65. We would consider applications from potential adopters up to age 70 for our senior pets. This will be determined on a case by case basis. Active seniors would be considered as foster parents since fostering is a temporary situation.

ARF'N primarily adopts only to residents in the counties surrounding Hernando County in central Florida or within a 60-90 min. drive from the Brooksville/Spring Hill areas. The reason for this is that we personally conduct home visits for each of our rescued pets to ensure they are getting a safe home.

The application can be found here:

Email questions to: We do not have a phone number to reach us.

ARF'N is a rescue operated by volunteers with full-time professional jobs during the day. We can't always get back to you immediately. Most of our rescue work happens in the evenings and on the weekends. It can typically take up to two weeks to go from application to adoption. More time is required for pets with multiple applications and during holidays. We do not adopt on a first come, first served basis. We find the best match between pet and adopter. Please be patient with us through this process. Rude emails will disqualify you from adopting from us.

The adoption fee is $20. There will be an application, a vet verification, and a home visit prior to adoption. Visit to find the application to adopt.

About Animal Rescue Friends Network Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

As a rescue group, we are Animal Rescue Friends Network Inc. We primarily rescue animals from Hernando County Animal Services and other Florida shelters to save their lives and find them forever homes.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our rescue is a foster home based rescue. Please contact us if you are interested in meeting one of our animals. We can either start the application process, or tell you the next location we will be for an adoption event. You may meet some of the animals available for adoption there before starting the application process.

Our Adoption Process...

Our fees are kept as low as possible to get animals vetted and re-homed into loving families as quickly as possible. We require an application. Once the application is approved, we perform a vet verification to make sure your pets are spayed/neutered, current on core vaccinations, and your other dogs are on heart worm preventative. We also confirm home ownership or a landlord approval. Finally, we do a home visit/meet and greet with the animal in your home. Once the home visit is approved you will be offered an adoption contract. Most of our dogs are offered for an adoption fee between $150 - $250, depending on age and breed. We have a few long-timers that will be offered for less.