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My name is Otto!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Boston, Massachusetts - Otto
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Boston, Massachusetts - Otto
Photo 2 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Boston, Massachusetts - Otto
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Facts about Otto

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
Otto - Available for Adoption

Hi, my name is Otto, and I’m a 16 lbs bundle of playful adorableness! You don’t have to take my word for it, watch my video and see for yourself!

However, I am FIV positive. There. I said it. FIV is pretty much the equivalent of HIV for humans, but while prejudice against HIV+ people has mostly vanished from civilized societies, FIV+ kitties such as myself still have to battle misconceptions and bias. The good thing is that FIV cannot be transmitted to humans or dogs, so you are totally safe with me. As far as other cats are concerned, FIV will not be transmitted to cats that share a bowl of water, food, or the litter box with me – much like you can’t get infected with HIV if you share a sandwich, drink from the same bottle of water, or use the same toilet seat as an HIV+ person. FIV is transmitted through deep bleeding wounds caused by brutal scratches and bites, so I MUST be kept indoors to avoid any territorial fights with other cats that could end up badly for everyone involved.

I am already 6 years old and FIV has not slowed me down, not even a bit! FIV will not prevent me from living a very long and very normal life. I may or may not become immunodeficient in the future, and if I do become immunodeficient, I will be prone to chronic secondary infections that will come and go. If you choose to adopt me, you will have to commit to taking me to the vet twice a year and be on the lookout for any changes in my behavior and/or energy level, however seemingly insignificant the changes may be.

And why wouldn’t you choose to adopt me, I ask? Now THAT would be silly. You know that your life needs a chubby, snuggly, silly kitty that will warm your lap and entertain you with his feisty antics! Yes, I am on a special diet (z/d prescription diet by Hill’s for Skin/Food Sensitivities) because my skin gets a little raw at times, but it is inexpensive and I do a really good job of eating my food – as the extra inches around my waist clearly indicate.

I am the only cat at my foster mom’s house, so I don’t really know if I’d get along with other cats. I lived on the streets for a while and my rescuer saw me getting picked on, so introductions will have to be very careful. Until I completely adjust to your home and to you though, I would do better as an only cat and dogs are not a good idea. Toddlers startle me, but kids over 5 years old are totally okay!

I tested negative for FeLV (phew!), I am up to date on all my shots and neutered, so I am ready to go home with you. Please consider giving me a second chance in life by making me a part of your family… I’m keeper, I promise. Email catadoptions@bostonforgottenfelines.org to ask about me!

About Boston's Forgotten Felines

About Our Rescue Group...

Boston streets are flooded with homeless cats and kittens. Some were abandoned, while others are feral (offspring of those abandoned cats.) We are the Feral Cat Warriors who fight to help them survive every single day. Our aim is to ensure that feral cats have a stable and safe shelters, food and medical attention as needed and for strays/abandoned cats to be adopted.

We are all volunteers with full time job so please be patient if we do not respond to your request immediately. We will respond to any questions/requests within 24 hrs. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

PAYPAL to bffcatrescue@gmail.com

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are not a shelter but a rescue group. Our cats are at different foster homes. Meet & greet will be coordinated between foster homes and potential adopters once an application is in place.

Our Adoption Process...

Adult Cats: $100; Kittens under 1 year is $150. The process is straight forward:

1. Potential adopters should contact us via email or phone where we will spend a few minutes talking to you about your household and suitability of the environment. We will provide more information about the cat(s) and will be happy to answer any questions potential adopters may have.

2. Then we will send you application form to complete and return to us via email to bffcatrescue@gmail.com or via USPS to the address shown on the application form.

3. Once everything is in order, we will arrange for an in person visit to your home with the cat(s).

4. We reserve the right to arrange for a follow up visit post adoption.

NOTE: We are all volunteers with full time job so please be patient if we do not respond to your request immediately. We will respond to any questions/requests within 24 hrs. Thank you in advance for your understanding.