My name is Rico*!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Baltimore, Maryland - Rico*
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I'm being cared for by:
The Maryland SPCA

Facts about Rico*

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 57173
  • Hair: Unknown
Hi, I'm Rico, a suave 6-year-old cat who enjoys basking in the sun while napping and playing with the other pets. I sometimes struggle with a disease known as Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD), a condition that affects my bladder and urethra. Because of this condition, I am currently living out my shelter experience in foster care with a super cool foster dad and dog sister. The good news FLUTD is very manageable. While no one really understands what causes FLUTD, it is thought to be induced by stress. Studies have shown that by reducing my stress level, we will be reducing the chances that FLUTD will ever occur. I should have plenty of owner attention, a variety of toys to play with, a place to hide and relax, and clean litter boxes. Due to my condition, I might require more vet visits than the average kitty to check my urine. I will need to eat exclusively canned prescription diet food. I may require a little extra work, but I am definitely worth it. If you are interested in meeting me please, contact our Foster Coordinator, Kaitlyn, at to set up an appointment. I was selected as the Pippi cat for October which means my adoption fee has already been paid thanks to a generous donor.
Primary Color: Grey
Secondary Color: White
Weight: 10.9
Age: 6yrs 2mths 1wks

About The Maryland SPCA

About Our Shelter...

The Maryland SPCA connects wonderful pets to loving owners. We are not affiliated with any national animal organization, and we do not receive any government or United Way funding. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and neglect of animals through fostering the humane relationship between animals and people. We operate primarily in the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan area.

To make sure that our dogs and cats do not contribute to the pet overpopulation problem, every one is spayed or neutered before going into a new home. The cost is included in the adoption fee, as are the costs of shots and other necessary care. In addition, a free Positive Pooch class is available to our dog adopters.

There is no set time limit for how long an animal can remain in our adoption program. As long as an animal maintains general good health and a sound temperament, we keep him or her until adopted. We pride ourselves on providing premium care to the animals in a clean, pleasant environment. Our adoption staff works diligently to pair up adopters with the best animal match for their homes and lifestyles.

We transport animals from other shelters to our adoption center to help more animals get adopted. We also help pet owners find new homes for their pets so their animals don’t need to enter shelter care.

Come Meet Our Pets...

The Maryland SPCA
3300 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211

Animal Visiting Hours

Monday and Tuesday: 2:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday - Friday: 12-5:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 12-3:30 p.m.

Our Adoption Process...

Before you Arrive:

Make sure your apartment is pet-friendly. Check with your landlord about pet policies.

To make the adoption process go a little quicker, here's a list of what to bring:

- Vet records, if you currently own pets
- Lease, if you currently rent
- Any family members or roommates to meet the animals