My name is Earl!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Worcester, Massachusetts - Earl
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I'm being cared for by:
Broken Tail Rescue, Inc.

Facts about Earl

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
Earl is very good cat. He is estimated to be about 7 years old. He isn't big on toys and tends to lose interest after a short amount of time. He'd rather lounge by a window or at the foot of your bed. He takes a little bit to warm up to you but doesn't have any major issues trusting anyone. He loves his head and chin scratches and if you scratch his upper shoulders you get a nice low rumble of a purr and it doesn't stop! Once you get Earl purring from pets and scratches he will usually beg for more. He only likes Temptations treats but be careful not to give him too many. He very much loves his corrugated scratcher and he loves the top seat of his cat tower. Earl is a great companion for someone who likes a cat who prefers to lounge but not necessarily in your lap but close by. He is affectionate and when he wants your attention he will come to you, but takes much content in just being in the room. He also loves being brushed and the furminator is his favorite.

Earl is diabetic. He gets 1.5 units of insulin twice a day after mealtimes which doesn't bother him in the least.. After spending a lot of time with Earl and really learning his condition we have discovered with the right environment, right diet and with someone able to take a glucose reading 2-3 times a week he can go periods of time without needing any insulin. So far Earl has been able to go up to 3 weeks not needing any insulin. We believe he may have some sensitivity on his feet and can only use certain litter to avoid too rough of a texture.

Earl also has Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV+), which is a cat-only disease that decreases the ability of the immune system to fight some infections. FIV+ is not easily passed between cats. It CANNOT be transmitted casually through shared litter boxes, water and food bowls, or when snuggling or playing. FIV is most commonly transmitted via deep bites during cat fights, the virus is present in the saliva of infected cats. With appropriate care and treatment of chronic conditions, most FIV+ cats live long, healthy and relatively symptom free lives.

If you are interested in finding out more about Earl, please fill out an application on our website by copying and pasting the following link into your browser.

Earl is being fostered in Cambridge and his adoption fee is $75.

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About Broken Tail Rescue, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Mission Statement:

Broken Tail Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit foster-based rescue organization dedicated to the rescue of unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats in urgent need. We work closely with local animal controls, animal shelters and rescue groups to ensure the placement of these forgotten animals. We will not discriminate on basis of health, age, or breed and will only consider humane euthanasia in cases of aggression or for quality-of-life due to untreatable medical conditions.

Our animals are vet examined, vaccinated, spayed or neutered as needed and receive any and all medical treatment necessary prior to being placed into carefully screened permanent homes.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our pets for adoption are in foster homes. You must fill out an adoption application before being considered for adoption. Once your application is received, the foster parent will contact you to discuss whether the animal would be a good fit for your home and set up a meet between your family and the pet.

We also house several cats in our adoption center at the Framingham,Cambridge, and Everett PetSmart stores. Stop by to play with them anytime the store is open!

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process includes an adoption application; a meet-and-greet between the prospective adopters, the dog, and the foster family; vet and personal reference checks; and a home visit.

Adopters must be at least 21 years of age.


Our adoption donation is generally between $300 - $400 for most adult dogs and is decided on a case-by-case basis. Adoption donations help defray the cost of transportation, care, and medical treatment.


Our adoption donation for cats and kittens varies by age.

Kitten under 6 months: $200
Cats 6 months – 4 yrs: $125
Cats 5 yrs – 9 yrs: $100
Senior (10+ years) or special needs cats: $75
Exotic and Declawed cats: $150